Three Performances of the Opera 'As One'
15 Sep 2021, 7.30pm
17 Sep 2021, 7.30pm
18 Sep 2021, 7.30pm
+ Post-Concert Q&A
13, Theed Street, Waterloo, London, SE1 8ST
£18 | £15 Concessions
Please note that during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, event details may change. We recommend clicking back here nearer the date of the concert for any updates.
'"As One" is everything that we hope for in contemporary opera: topical, poignant, daring, and beautifully written.'
New York Classical Review
Headlining LFAM 2021 is As One, a chamber opera for two voices and string quartet, with music and concept by Laura Kaminsky, libretto by Kimberly Reed and Mark Campbell, and film by Ms Reed. In fifteen
songs written with empathy and humour, this critically-acclaimed work traces the experiences of its transgender protagonist —from her youth in a small town to her college years and finally while travelling alone to
a different country where she realizes some truths about herself.
This production, which marks the UK premiere of the opera, stars Arlene Rolph and Simon Wallfisch, and is helmed by conductor Odaline de la Martínez and stage director Benjamin Davis. According to OPERA America, As One is the most produced contemporary opera in the
US with nearly 50 productions since its premiere.
Post-Concert Q&A (15, 17 & 18 Sep)
'Why This Opera?' Post-Concert Q&A after each performance with Stage Director, Benjamin Davis, and guests.
Laura Kaminsky composer
Mark Campbell & Kimberly Reed librettists
Arlene Rolph mezzo-soprano
Simon Wallfisch baritone
Odaline de la Martínez conductor
Benjamin Davis stage director
Lontano String Quartet
SNEAK PEEK! 'To Know': an excerpt from the 2014 World Premiere production of As One Produced by American Opera Projects, in association with BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music).