History

As One is a chamber opera in which two voices—Hannah after (mezzo-soprano) and Hannah before (baritone)—share the part of a sole transgender protagonist. Fifteen songs comprise the three-part narrative; with empathy and humor, they trace Hannah’s experiences from her youth in a small town to her college years—and finally traveling alone to a different country, where she realizes some truths about herself.

As One was commissioned and premiered by American Opera Projects. It opened on September 4, 2014, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Fisher Space and according to Opera America magazine is now the most produced new opera in North America.

  Various productions of  As One .   Top row: the original production at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Caine College of the Arts, Urban Arias  Middle row: West Edge Opera, Seattle Opera, International Opera Projects (Berlin)  Bottom row: Pittsburgh Opera, Opera Colorado, Long Beach Opera

Various productions of As One.

Top row: the original production at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Caine College of the Arts, Urban Arias
Middle row: West Edge Opera, Seattle Opera, International Opera Projects (Berlin) 
Bottom row: Pittsburgh Opera, Opera Colorado, Long Beach Opera