As One

July 25, 27, 29 & 30 | 7:30 p.m.
July 28 | 3:00 p.m.
Music Hall | Wilks Studio

Music & concept by Laura Kaminsky
Libretto by Mark Campbell & Kimberly Reed
Film by Kimberly Reed

Sung in English
Performance length: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Rated PG

With two singers and a string quartet, As One is an uplifting coming-of-age story about a transgender woman. 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, portray the character of 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.

“A piece that haunts and challenges its audience with questions about identity, authenticity, compassion and the human desire for self-love and peace.”
— Opera News

Cast & Creative Team

Hannah After  Amber Fasquelle
Hannah Before  Matthew Worth

Conductor  Gene Chang
Stage Director  Robin Guarino
Film  Kimberly Reed
Costume Designer  Rebecca Senske
Lighting Designer  Thomas C. Hase
Wig & Make-up Designer  James Geier


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Opera Insights
Join us for a pre-curtain lecture one hour before each performance in Music Hall's Corbett Tower. Evans Mirageas, The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director, provides overviews and insights into the opera's history, music, and production. Free to all ticket holders. No reservations required.

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