Laura Kaminsky, New York-based composer of contemporary chamber, vocal, and orchestral music, with social-political topics like environment and war

As One Chamber Opera Comes Next to Pittsburgh Opera in Sweep Around U.S.

<em>As One</em> Chamber Opera Comes Next to Pittsburgh Opera in Sweep Around U.S.

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 78th season with the Pennsylvania premiere of As One, a chamber opera for two voices and string quartet, by composer Laura Kaminsky and colibrettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed, at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters February 18th – 26th, 2017.

As One tells the story of the transgender protagonist, Hannah, as she tries to reconcile the discord between herself and the outside world. With humor and empathy, As One traces Hannah’s experiences from her youth in a small town to her college years on the West Coast, and finally to Norway where she is surprised at what she learns about herself.

As One will star Pittsburgh Opera’s resident artists Brian Vu as ‘Hannah before’ and Taylor Raven as ‘Hannah after’. It will be performed in the intimate environs of Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters.

On stage February 18, 21, 24 & 26, 2017, As One is described by the New York Classical Review as “everything that we hope for in contemporary opera: topical, poignant, daring, and beautifully written.”

Most TICKETS are $40 and are available online.