There is Hannah before, and there is Hannah after. In As One, two voices share the part of a sole transgender protagonist, tracing Hannah’s experiences from her youth in a small town to her college years.
CPA’s staging of this powerful chamber opera by Laura Kaminsky, Mark Campbell, and Kimberly Reed will include locally based advisors and cast members, including Marc Callahan from UNC’s Department of Music (in the role of Hannah Before) and earspace, the Raleigh-based ensemble directed by UNC alumnus Vincent Povázsay.
This production is supported by the Carolina Women’s Center.
Music and concept by Laura Kaminsky
Libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed
Film by Kimberly Reed
Directed by Tracy Bersley
Marc Callahan, bass-baritone
Melina Jaharis, soprano
earspace (Vincent Povazsay, conductor)