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JOIN US for the world premiere of the chamber opera As One and an exclusive VIP reception with the cast and creative team after the performance on the BAM Rooftop Terrace. The party will include hors d'ouevres and beverages. The performance and reception will be held at BAM Fisher (321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217) on Thursday, September 4, 2014. This reservation includes tickets with VIP seating to the performance beginning at 7:30 pm.
With compassion, candor, and humor, As One chronicles the experiences of a transgender person as she emerges into harmony with herself and the world around her. As One features music and concept by AOP’s newly-named composer in residence Laura Kaminsky, and an original libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed.
A monodrama for two voices sharing one central role, AOP commissioned the one-act chamber opera specifically for internationally-acclaimed singers (and real-life husband and wife) Kelly Markgraf, baritone, and Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano, who share the role of the protagonist. The production is directed by Ken Cazan, with music direction by Steven Osgood, and features the Utah-based Fry Street Quartet. The production design by David Jacques includes film by transgender filmmaker Kimberly Reed, director of the award-winning documentary, Prodigal Sons. Costume design is by Sara Jean Tosetti. The performance is the culmination of AOP’s participation in the BAM Professional Development Program, a professional training program led by BAM and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center.
A post-show Artist Talk with moderator Andrew Solomon (author, Far From the Tree and The Noonday Demon) and the creators of As One will take place directly after the performance.
The Party Only ticket is available for guests who have already purchased a ticket to the September 4 performance, and does not include a ticket to the opera itself.
Rooftop Terrace at BAM Fisher
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American Opera Projects
AOP's mission is to identify, develop and present new and innovative works of music theater by emerging and established artists and to engage our audiences in an immersive, transformative theatrical experience.
AOP (American Opera Projects, Inc.) is a driving force behind the revitalization of contemporary opera and musical theater in the United States through its exclusive devotion to creating, developing, and presenting new American opera and music theatre projects.