A CHAMBER OPERA FOR TWO VOICES
MUSIC & CONCEPT BY LAURA KAMINSKY
LIBRETTO BY MARK CAMPBELL & KIMBERLY REED
By arrangement with Bill Holab Music
AS ONE was commissioned and developed by American Opera Projects (AOP)
MARCH 2 | 3 | 4 | 2017
With humor and empathy, As One chronicles a transgender person’s inner journey.
This new, 75-minute chamber opera depicts the experiences of its sole transgender protagonist, Hannah, as she endeavors to resolve the discord between herself and the outside world. Two singers, a baritone and a mezzo-soprano, both portray the character Hannah. Inspired in part by the life experiences of acclaimed filmmaker Kimberly Reed, As One’s rich libretto – and evocative melodies and harmonies – make it an unforgettable work.
Sung in English with English subtitles.
“ This new, 75-minute chamber opera is one of the most produced new operas in recent history.” – OPERA AMERICA
“ Laura Kaminsky’s As One proved to be a thoughtful and substantial piece as well as that rarest of operatic commodities — a story that lends itself to dramatization in music.” – THE WASHINGTON POST
“GAME-CHANGING” One of the 10 DENVER ARTS AND CULTURAL EVENTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2017. – THE DENVER POST
Creative Team & Cast
Laura KaminskyMusic and Concept
Kimberly ReedFilmmaker & Librettist
Kelly MarkgrafHannah Before
Blythe GaissertHannah After
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