Eugene Opera: Laura Kaminsky's As One

Soreng Theater
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 2:30 pm
$34-$61.25; college and youth discounts available
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Presented by Eugene Opera

Directed by Keturah Stickann, Laura Kaminsky and Mark Campbell's chamber opera.

Laura Kaminsky’s moving chamber opera As One tells the story of one transgender woman’s journey to self-realization. This striking work will be presented in a multi-media format featuring two singers, a string quartet, and an original film by Kimberly Reed. As One is the most widely produced contemporary opera in the country today.

The performance will be preceded by a lecture by Artistic Director and Conductor Andrew Bisantz and members of the original creative team in the lobby of the Hult Center 45 minutes before curtain.

A talk-back with the artists will follow immediately after the performance.

Reviews

“ A piece that haunts and challenges its audience with questions about identity, authenticity, compassion and the human desire for self-love and peace.” - Opera News

“ As One forces you to think, simultaneously challenging preconceptions and inspiring empathy.” - The New York Times

“ As One makes the character’s coming to terms with her identity a poignant coming-of-age story just about every audience member can relate to. Its universality is key to As One’s becoming the hottest new American opera of recent years. It challenges us to ponder questions of authenticity, identity, compassion and self-love. And it does so without preachiness.” - The Chicago Tribune

“ As One is the hottest title in opera right now, at least among the titles written in the last 100 years. The musical tale of a transgender woman’s personal evolution is somehow right on time—an accomplished bit of art-making, with considerable entertainment value, that thrusts itself smack into the current political and social discourse.” - The Denver Post

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