As One

Des Moines Performing Arts
221 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA 50309
United States
November 19, 2017, 2:00 pm

AS ONE is a contemporary chamber opera that tells the story of Hannah, a transgender woman. Over the course of 15 songs, Hannah explores her challenges growing up in a small town, her struggles with family and her inspiring journey of becoming true to herself.

This new production directed by Kristine McIntyre and conducted by Michael Sakir, features Elise Quagliata, John Moore, Baritone and thePolymnia Quartet. Composer Laura Kaminsky and co-librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed will be with us for opening night on November 17. Each performance will feature a talkback session, facilitated by One Iowa and Transformations Iowa, featuring LGBTQ Iowans alongside members of the cast and creative team.

As One, a chamber opera for 2 voices and string quartet
Music & Concept by Laura Kaminsky
Libretto by Mark Campbell & Kimberly Reed
By arrangement with Bill Holab Music