Cincinnati Opera Announces Community Events in Support of Transgender Opera AS ONE

CO_As One logoJuly 11–30 

CINCINNATI, OH—This month, Cincinnati Opera will present a host of community events in conjunction with its production of the contemporary chamber opera As One. In the work, a mezzo-soprano and a baritone both depict the experiences of a transgender protagonist, Hannah, as she endeavors to resolve the discord between herself and the outside world. These public discussions and performances will examine the significance of As One, explore what it means to be transgender, and elucidate the transgender experience.

MY VOICE, MY STORY
Wednesday, July 11 at 7:00 p.m.
4th Floor Presidents’ Garret
Corbett Opera Center, Music Hall
1243 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Cincinnati Opera hosts a Q&A discussion about transgender individuals’ physical voices and personal experiences. Moderated by Evans Mirageas, The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of Cincinnati Opera, this event features a panel of speech pathologists and patients.

Reservations: Admission is free, but reservations are requested. To reserve your seat, call the Cincinnati Opera box office at (513) 241-2742. Box office hours: M-F 10AM-5PM.

OPERA RAP: AS ONE
Thursday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Music Hall’s Wilks Studio
1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Cincinnati Opera Artistic Director Evans Mirageas will host a discussion with the creative team of the contemporary chamber opera As One. Audiences will learn about the opera’s history, development, and significance. The panel will feature the following artists:

  • Laura Kaminsky, composer: Named “one of the top 35 female composers” (The Washington Post), Kaminsky’s operas include As One (2014), Some Light Emerges (2017), and Today It Rains (planned for 2019). She is head of composition at the Conservatory of Music/SUNY Purchase.
  • Mark Campbell, co-librettist: Campbell is at the forefront of the contemporary opera scene. In addition toAs One, his librettos include Silent Night (2011), The Manchurian Candidate (2015), The Shining (2016), and The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs (2017).
  • Robin Guarino, stage director: Guarino has directed productions for The Metropolitan Opera, Seattle Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Cincinnati Opera (Die Fledermaus in 2016). She is the J. Ralph Corbett Distinguished Chair of Opera at CCM and Co-Artistic Director of Opera Fusion: New Works, a collaboration between CCM Opera and Cincinnati Opera. 

Reservations: Admission is free, but reservations are requested. To reserve your seat, call the Cincinnati Opera box office at (513) 241-2742. Box office hours: M-F 10AM-5PM.

POST-SHOW PANELS
July 25, 27, 28, 29, and 30, following the performance of As One
Music Hall’s Wilks Studio
1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Cincinnati Opera offers a 30-minute discussion with a variety of guests after each performance of As One. Through impactful storytelling, these conversations will examine and elucidate the transgender experience.

Reservations: No reservations required. All As One audience members are welcome to attend following the performance.

“WHERE’S MY PARADE?”
July 26 & 27 at 7:00 p.m. and July 29 at 5 p.m.
Below Zero Lounge’s Upstairs Cabaret
1120 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Cincinnati Opera presents a hilarious and heartwarming one-woman show by local performer Kristin Orr about navigating her spouse’s transgender experience.

Reservations: $15 general admission; $10 for As One ticket holders. Tickets available starting Friday, July 6. To reserve your seat, call the Cincinnati Opera box office at (513) 241-2742. Box office hours: M-F 10AM-5PM. 

Founded in 1920 and the second oldest opera company in the nation, Cincinnati Opera presents a thrilling season of grand opera every June and July. The company’s repertoire includes beloved classics and contemporary masterworks brought to life by some of the world’s most dynamic performers and creative teams. 

Cincinnati Opera’s 2018 Summer Festival continues through July 31, featuring Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, Laura Kaminsky’s As One, and the United States premiere of Roger Waters’s Another Brick in the Wall, based on the Pink Floyd album The Wall. Cincinnati Opera’s 2018 Season Presenting Sponsor is PNC. The 2018 season is also made possible with support from ArtsWave, Ohio Arts Council, The Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, and many generous individuals, corporations, and foundations. 

cincinnatiopera.org

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