Cincinnati Opera invites you to attend an Opera Rap with creators of the contemporary chamber opera, As One. Audiences will learn about the opera’s history, development, and significance. The panel will feature the following artists:
Laura Kaminsky was named "one of the top 35 female composers" (The Washington Post). Her operas include As One (2014), Some Light Emerges (2017), and Today It Rains (planned for 2019). She is head of composition at the Conservatory of Music/SUNY Purchase.
Mark Campbell's work as a a librettist is at the forefront of the contemporary opera scene. In addition to As One, his librettos include Silent Night (2011), The Manchurian Candidate (2015), The Shining (2016), and The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs (2017).
Robin Guarino has directed productions for The Metropolitan Opera, Seattle Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Cincinnati Opera (Die Fledermaus in 2016). She is the J. Ralph Corbett Distinguished Chair of Opera at CCM and Co-artistic Director of Opera Fusion: New Works, a collaboration between CCM Opera and Cincinnati Opera.
Special thanks to The CCM Harmony Fund for its support if the As One workshop at CCM and this Opera Rap. The fund's mission is to challenge hate and prejudice through the performing arts.
Admission is free, but reservations are requested. Call the Cincinnati Opera Box Office at (513) 241-2742 to reserve.