View the series of portraits and interviews celebrating trans identities, by award-winning photographer Gia Goodrich, through March 30th.
Music and Concept by Laura Kaminsky
Libretto by Mark Campbell & Kimberly Reed
Film by Kimberly Reed
Conducted and Directed by Andreas Mitisek
ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT NEW WORKS IN THE WORLD OF OPERA.
In this brave and beautiful coming-of-age story, two voices—a mezzo-soprano and a baritone—share the role of our transgender heroine Hannah as she endeavors to resolve the discord between her self and the outside world. Celebrated as one of the most important new works in the world of opera, Hannah’s story sheds light on universal truths of self-love and identity.
“As One forces you to think, simultaneously challenging preconceptions and inspiring empathy.” — the New York Times
ABOUT OUR PRODUCTION:
Performed in English with English captions.
Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, with no intermission.
This chamber opera incorporates film, directed and created by Kimberly Reed. Fifteen songs comprise the three-part narrative; with empathy and humor, they trace Hannah’s experiences from her youth in a small town to her college years—and finally traveling alone to a different country, where she realizes some truths about herself. Former Portland Opera Resident Artists Hannah Penn and Alexander Elliott sing the roles of Hannah. Conductor, director, and designer Andreas Mitisek makes his Portland Opera debut with this production.
The performance of As One on March 24 at 2PM will include an audio description of the visual and physical events on stage for patrons who are blind or have low vision. For patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing, each performance is visually translated with English text projected above the stage. If you require wheelchair, ADA, or companion seating, please let our Patron Services team know when you purchase tickets, so that we can ensure your visit to the opera is an excellent one.
ARTS FOR ALL
Portland Opera is a proud participant in Arts for All, offering $5 tickets to audience members with Oregon Trail Cards.
We also celebrate donors and supporters of Work for Art by offering special discounts through the Arts Card program.
Advance tickets can also be purchased through both of these programs two weeks prior to each performance. Simply call our Patron Services team at 503-241-1802. Tickets purchased over the phone will be available for pick up at Will Call with a valid ID and Oregon Trail Card.
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