American Opera Project to Stream Past World Premieres

By Logan Martell

The American Opera Project has announced that the world premiere performances of three of their past productions have been made available for streaming on the company’s website.

The operas include:

“As One” – “’As One’ is a chamber opera by composer Laura Kaminsky, librettist Mark Campbell and librettist/filmmaker Kimberly Reed in which two voices—Hannah after (mezzo-soprano) and Hannah before (baritone)—share the part of a sole transgender protagonist.

The production features performances by Sasha Chooke and Kelly Markgraf with Steven Osgood conducting and Ken Cazan directing.

“Three Way” – “’Three Way is a new opera by composer Robert Paterson and librettist David Cote on the present and future of sex and love comprised of three, playful one-acts. “Three Way” received its 2017 world premiere January 27-29, 2017 at the James K. Polk Theater in a co-production by Nashville Opera and American Opera Projects.

The New York premiere followed on June 15-18, 2017 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and featured performances by Danielle Pastin, Courtney Ruckman, Eliza Bonet, Melisa Bonetti, Jordan Rutter, Samuel Levine, Wes Mason, and Matthew Treviño.

“Harriet Tubman” – “’Harriet Tubman” is a work by Nkeiro Okoye is based on recent Tubman biographies. The opera had its world premiere on Feb. 21, 2014 at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn with Leslie B. Dunner conducting and Lemuel Wade directing.