Pavarotti and As One Lead This Week’s CD/DVD Releases

Bright Shiny Things is set to release As One by composer Laura Kaminsky and librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed. As One is a chamber opera in which two voices — Hannah after (mezzo-soprano) and Hannah before (baritone) — share the part of a sole transgender protagonist. 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.The recording is set to star Sasha Cooke and Kelly Markgraf, who originally presented the work with the Fry Street Quartet, and music director Steven Osgood.

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