Portland, OR. The opera As One tells the story of a transgender woman named Hannah, and her journey into adulthood. In this coming-of-age story, two voices—a mezzo-soprano and a baritone—share the role of the heroine as she works to resolve the discord between her self and the outside world. As One is a chamber opera for two voices and string quartet. The Portland Opera production which runs from March 22nd – March 30th features music by Laura Kaminsky and a libretto by Mark Campbell. The chamber opera also incorporates a film, directed and created by Kimberly Reed.
Here’s an interview with the creative team:

To celebrate the Portland premiere of this critically acclaimed piece, Portland Opera teamed up with award-winning photographer Gia Goodrich to commission a series of portraits and interviews featuring transgender members of Portland’s community. The gallery of portraits will be available for public viewing in the rotunda of the Antoinette Hatfield Hall (located at 1111 SW Broadway Ave., Portland, OR 97205) beginning with an opening reception on Thursday, March 7. The gallery will be open to the public Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, in addition to event nights/matinees through March 30.

Free and open to the public.

This photo from the “As I Am: Exhibition Celebrating Trans Identities” features Vivian. (Portrait by Gia Goodrich)

This photo from the “As I Am: Exhibition Celebrating Trans Identities” features Linda. (Portrait by Gia Goodrich)

This photo from the “As I Am: Exhibition Celebrating Trans Identities” features James. (Portrait by Gia Goodrich)

This photo from the “As I Am: Exhibition Celebrating Trans Identities” features Jack & Jay. (Portrait by Gia Goodrich)

Tickets for the opera start at $35. Click this link for more Portland Opera ticket information.

 

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