Announcing the “As One” 10th Anniversary Tour
Opus 3 Artists is proud to present the 10th Anniversary Tour of the groundbreaking and “elegantly realized chamber opera” (Slate) AS ONE. Commissioned by the American Opera Projects, As One opened on September 4, 2014, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Fisher Space. Since its premiere, it has become the most produced new opera in North America.
In this chamber opera for two singers and string quartet by composer Laura Kaminsky, librettist Mark Campbell and librettist/filmmaker Kimberly Reed, a mezzo-soprano and a baritone depict the experiences of its sole transgender protagonist, Hannah, as she endeavors to resolve the discord between her self and the outside world. Fifteen songs comprise the three-part narrative; with empathy and humor, they trace Hannah’s experiences from her youth in a small town to her college years—and finally traveling alone to a different country, where she realizes some truths about herself.
Music and Concept by Laura Kaminsky
Libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed
Hannah younger: Lucia Lucas
Hannah older: Blythe Gaissert
Orchestra: Fry Street Quartet
Music Director: Alexandra Enyart
Director: Amy Hutchison
“As One forces you to think, simultaneously challenging preconceptions and inspiring empathy.”
The New York Times
“A piece that haunts and challenges its audience with questions about identity, authenticity, compassion and the human desire for self-love and peace.”