February 9th through February 11th
A story about identity, authenticity and compassion
A chamber opera for two voices and String Quartet
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)
A story about identity, authenticity and compassion. Two voices — Hannah before and Hannah after — share the journey of a sole transgender protagonist as she strives to reconcile the discord between herself and the outside world. With empathy and humor, we experience Hannah’s youthful challenges in a small town, her struggles with family, her discovery of the larger trans community, and her inspiring quest to find her one true self. Based in part on the life of acclaimed filmmaker Kimberly Reed, As One’s rich libretto and evocative melodies make for an unforgettable theater experience.
Intended to foster conversations within the Anchorage community, we invite you to linger afterwards for a Talk-Back discussion about the social issues raised by the work.
As One is “everything that we hope for in contemporary opera: topical, poignant, daring, and beautifully written.” — New York Classical Review
“As One forces you to think, simultaneously challenging preconceptions and inspiring empathy … [with] winning humor and a satisfying emotional arc.” — The New York Times
As One is presented by Anchorage Opera.
Runs approximately 75 minutes without intermission.
MATURE CONTENT: Brief mature language and description of violent acts.
BABIES - Discouraged. Ticket required for all ages.
CHILDREN - Recommended for ages 15 and older.
Disruptive patrons of any age will be expected to exit the show.
Sung in English with English supertitles.
Opera Overtures Pre-Show Talk:One hour before curtain, an opera aficionado will present a 30-minute talk filled with insights about the show. Opera chats are held in Voth Hall. You do not need to be a ticket holder to attend this talk.
Post Show Talk-Back: Join us immediately following the performance for a post show talk-back discussion.
Sydney Laurence Theatre
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
621 West 6th Avenue, Anchorage
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