As One: A Chamber Opera for Two Voices and String Quartet


8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Merkin Hall
129 West 67th Street
New York New York


As One, composer Laura Kaminsky’s chamber opera for two voices and string quartet, comes to Merkin Hall for a run of four performances: Thursday, May 30 (8 pm); Saturday, June 1 (9 pm); Tuesday, June 4 (8 pm), and Thursday, June 6 (8pm).

Two voices share the role of the sole transgender protagonist, Hannah, in this moving and often funny story that follows her journey to self truth. With empathy and humor, 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. Two rotating casts emphasize diversity and the universal nature of its story. The libretto is by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed, with a film by Reed.

Wrote David Patrick Stearns on the WQXR Blog, “I can personally vouch for the transgender opera As One…an opera that has continually made a strong impression since its 2014 premiere.”

Since its 2014 Brooklyn premiere by American Opera Projects, As One has become the most performed opera in the U.S. and Canada written in the 21st century. Kaufman Music Center is proud to bring As One back to New York in a new co-production with America Opera Projects and New York City Opera that joins the citywide celebrations that mark the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and a half-century of LGBTQ+ liberation.

As One: A Chamber Opera for Two Voices and String Quartet