American Opera Projects Celebrates Pride With Free Stream Of ‘As One’

By Francisco Salazar
American Opera Projects is celebrating  LGBTQ Pride Month making the 2014 World Premiere production of the opera “As One” available to the public.
The opera will be available from June 23-30, 2017 on the AOP website.
The opera was written by Laura Kaminsky with an original libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed and has become one of the most-produced contemporary American operas written in the past 50 years with eight new productions around the country (and one in Berlin, Germany) in three years. Next season eight more productions are scheduled for the 2017-18 season, including San Diego Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera and Hawaii Opera Theatre.
American Opera Projects developed and commissioned the one-act chamber opera specifically for internationally-acclaimed singers (and real-life husband and wife), baritone Kelly Markgraf and mezzo Sasha Cooke,  who shared the role of the protagonist Hannah in the world premiere production at BAM where is received rave reviews.
AOP has been committed to developing LGBTQ-themed works including the 1998 Lincoln Center Festival world premiere of “Patience & Sarah” by Paula Kimper and Wende Person, one of the first operas about a gay relationship.
“While AOP’s roster of LGBTQ operas is growing, clearly in our era there is still significant progress to be made,” says AOP Producing Director Matt Gray. “


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