*A non AOP-produced event
In partnership with Sunday’s Child, Pensacola Opera presents a unique multimedia double feature.
A transformative journey of self-discovery, As One tells the story of Hannah as she realizes and uncovers her true self. With evocative music by Laura Kaminsky and a stirring libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed, As One has quickly become the most performed new work in North America. This Florida premiere production features Elise Quagliata and Robert Wesley Mason as Hannah, along with the Polymnia String Quartet conducted by Cody Martin.
Performances of As One will be preceded by a showing of Kimberly Reed’s autobiographical documentary Prodigal Sons. In this film, Kimberly attends her twenty-year high school reunion ready to reintroduce herself to the small Montana town as a transgender woman. Exploring questions of sexual orientation, identity, severe trauma and love, the candid, sometimes bruising footage takes a tender but unflinching look at identity and the past, examining what it means to become someone new.
MUSIC AND CONCEPT BY LAURA KAMINSKY
LIBRETTO BY MARK CAMPBELL AND KIMBERLY REED
ORIGINAL FILM BY KIMBERLY REED
Featuring the Polymnia Quartet
Hannah Before – Robert Wesley Mason
Hannah After – Elise Quagliata
Director – Amy Hutchinson
Conductor – Cody Martin
Technical Director – Kayla Stephenson
Stage Manager – Robin Bonta
As One was commissioned and developed by American Opera Projects.