AS ONE Surpasses Turandot and The Barber of Seville to Become 14th Most Produced Opera in the U.S. and Canada in 2016-17
Laura Kaminsky, Mark Campbell, and Kimberly Reed's chamber opera As One was the 14th most-performed opera in the United States and Canada in the 2016-2017 season according to the Winter 2018 issue of OPERA America magazine and the only opera in the top 25 written this century.
The Top 25 in 2016-17 were: 1. Carmen 2. Madama Butterfly 3. Die Zauberflöte 4. Le Nozze di Figaro 5. Don Giovanni 6. La Traviata 7. Tosca 8. Eugen Onegin 9. Rigoletto 10. Roméo et Juliette 11. Aida 12. La Boheme 13. Lucia di Lammermoor 14. As One 15. My Fair Lady 16. Die Entführung aus dem Serail 17. Turandot 18. Don Pasquale 19. Falstaff 20. Hansel und Gretel 21. Norma 22. Sweeney Todd 23: Dead Man Walking 24: Oklahoma! 25: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
In As One, a mezzo-soprano and a baritone depict the experiences of its sole transgender protagonist, Hannah, as she endeavors to resolve the discord between herself and the outside world.
As One was commissioned, developed, and premiered by American Opera Projects at BAM Fisher Center in Brooklyn, NY in September, 2014, and has already been performed by over 15 different opera companies throughout the United States and beyond.
New productions of As One were performed this month at Lyric Opera Kansas City, Hawaii Opera Theatre, and Boston Opera Collaborative. It will next be seen at Anchorage Opera Feb. 9-11, 2018.