PA premiere tells the story of a transgender person named Hannah
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 co-librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed, at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters Feb. 18-26.
“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. Performances run Feb. 18, 21, 24 and 26.
Most tickets are $40 and are available at www.pittsburghopera.org/tickets.