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Opera Steamboat to Present Historic ‘As One’


Colorado-based Opera Steamboat is set to present “As One” in a production featuring an all-transgender team. The opera by Laura Kaminsky, Mark Campbell, and Kimberly Reed will star Lucas Book as Hannah Younger and Nikola Printz as Hannah Older. Eden Lane will direct while Alexandra Enyart will conduct. This is the first time in the opera’s history that all members {…}

Reviews, Stage Reviews

The Atlanta Opera 2021-22 Review: As One


(Credit: Raftermen) Laura Kaminsky, Mark Campbell, and Kimberly Reed’s chamber opera “As One” has brought a newness to the opera stage through the kind of story they tell and created opportunities for opera professionals in the LGBTQIA+ community. In The Atlanta Opera’s production, starring Lucia Lucas as Hannah Before and Blythe Gaissert as Hannah After, the positive impact and need {…}


The Atlanta Opera to Present ‘Come as You Are’ Festival Featuring ‘Cabaret’ and the Atlanta Premiere of ‘As One’


The Atlanta Opera, which staged productions in a circus tent during the pandemic, will continue serving up opera in unexpected spaces with “The Come as Your Are” Festival to be held June 2-19, 2022, at the Historic Rail Park at Pullman Yard. Built upon the company’s successful Discoveries Series, the Festival will feature two productions: the musical “Cabaret,” and the {…}


The American Opera Project Presents ‘As One: The Work Continues…’ on International Transgender Day of Visibility


On March 31 The American Opera Project will host “As One: The Work Continues…” an evening of various events in celebration of International Transgender Day of Visibility. The in-person and live streamed event will take place at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City at 7 p.m. Events that evening include a panel moderated by {…}


50th Production of Kaminsky, Campbell, & Reed’s ‘As One’ at Santa Barbara Opera


On March 25 and 27, 2022, Opera Santa Barbara will present the 50th production of “As One” at the Lobero Theater. The opera shares the journey of Hannah, a transgender woman discovering her gender identity and self-acceptance. Hannah is portrayed by two singers; Hannah before will be sung by Evan Bravos and Hannah after will be performed by Ashley Armstrong. {…}


‘As One’ to Celebrate 49th Production


The modern operatic masterpiece “As One” by Laura Kaminsky, Mark Reed, and Kimberly Reed will celebrate its 49th production. The work, which traces the life of a transgender protagonist from her conflicted youth through her journey of self-discovery, will be performed for the first time by non-binary and trans vocalists Rahźe Cheatham (they/them) and Tona Brown (she/her). They will be {…}


Opera Maine Announces Productions of ‘As One’ & ‘Elisir d’Amore’


Opera Maine has announced two new productions for the summer of 2021. The company will present “As One” in a production by Richard Gammon. The work will star Heather Jones and baritone Jack Canfield. Jackson McKinnon will conduct The Palaver String Quartet. Each performance will be followed up by a Q & A featuring composer Laura Kaminsky; Gia Drew, Program {…}


Opera Orlando Announces ‘Together As One’ Panel


Opera Orlando will partner with 26 Health to showcase Laura Kaminsky, Kimberly Reed, and Mark Campbell’s “As One.” In anticipation of the performances of the opera scheduled for May 21 and 23, 2021 the company will present “Together as One,” a community panel led by local activist and Opera Orland board member Chevalier Lovett with the aim of connecting audience {…}