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‘As One,’ ‘Soldier Songs’ Among Top 5 Operas To See This Weekend – USA


This week’s picks center on a lot of rare operas by many of the top independent opera companies around the U.S. Here are the best operas to kick off your summer with. Soldier Songs – Alamo City Opera David T. Little’s “Soldier Songs” is gaining increased popularity and audiences will get a chance to see why on Saturday and Sunday. {…}

Interviews, Stage Spotlight

Q & A: Michael Kelly On Performing ‘As One,’ His Career Origins & Carnegie Hall


Laura Kaminsky, Kimberly Reed, and Mark Campbell’s “As One” is set for a major run in New York this weekend. Among the performers in the two casts will be baritone Michael Kelly, who will perform the role of Hannah Before. Kelly is an avid performer of contemporary works, having performed in world premieres by Matthew Aucoin, David Del Tredici, Mohammed {…}


New York City Opera Announces ‘As One’ Cast


The New York City Opera has announced the casts for its upcoming production of “As One.” The company revealed that the first cast will feature Blythe Gaissert and Michael Kelly, with Briana Elyse Hunter and Jorell Williams comprising the second of the production with American Opera Projects and Kaufman Music Center. The opera by Laura Kaminsky, Mark Campbell, and Kimberly {…}


Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – North America (7/27-29): ‘As One,’ ‘Fidelio’ Lead Slate of Classic Operas


As July nears its end, we find new companies starting to open their doors to new productions. Meanwhile some of the mainstays of the last few weekends continue to offer up productions that are simply too good to overlook. Here are our top five picks for the weekend, in alphabetical order by company. Candide – Chautauqua Opera It’s Bernstein’s year, {…}

Behind the Scenes, Interviews

Q & A: Composer Laura Kaminsky On the Development of ‘As One’


Anywhere you look these days, you might find some major opera company programming “As One,” an opera by composer Laura Kaminsky and written by noted librettist Mark Campbell and filmmaker Kimberly Reed. The work, which depicts the journey of transformation for a transgender woman has mystified and engaged numerous audiences around the United States since it world premiere on Sept. {…}


Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – USA (11/17-19): Marina Rebeka, Ailyn Pérez, ‘As One’ & World Premiere Among Must-Sees


It’s a busy weekend in North America with close to 70 performances taking place all over the continent. With so much activity from such major companies, pinning down just a handful to recommend to the operagoer was a rather challenging task. But here is a look at five performances to see this weekend around the States and Canada. As One {…}