|Brian Vu and Taylor Raven in "As One" Credit: David Bachman|
As One will star Pittsburgh Opera’s Resident Artists Brian Vu as ‘Hannah before’ and Taylor Raven as ‘Hannah after.’ It will be performed in the intimate environs of Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters.
|Taylor raven in "As One" Credit: David bachman|
On stage February 18, 21, 24 & 26, 2017, As One is described by the New York Classical Review as “everything that we hope for in contemporary opera: topical, poignant, daring, and beautifully written.” Most tickets are $40 and are available online. Phone 412-456-6666 or visit pittsburghopera.org.
Fascinating Facts about As One:
The vast majority of new operas are never performed again after their premiere. As One has already been performed by nine different opera companies throughout the United States and beyond since its 2014 premiere.
|Brian Vu in "As One" Credit: David Bachman|
Taylor Raven, the Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist who is singing the role of Hannah after, sang the role with Seattle Opera in November.
As One Co-librettist Mark Campbell is involved with not one, but two of Pittsburgh Opera’s 2016-17 operas. He also contributed additional lyrics and dramaturgical advice to Pittsburgh Opera's world premiere of The Summer King – the Josh Gibson Story, which features music by Daniel Sonenberg.
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