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As One’ Live Performance From The San Diego Opera

Airs Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 at 7 p.m. on KPBS TV

Baritone Kelly Markgraf (Hannah before) and mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert (Ha...

Credit: Courtesy of Matthew Staver / San Diego Opera

Above: Baritone Kelly Markgraf (Hannah before) and mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert (Hannah after) star in "As One."

A coming of age story about gender identity...and learning to love oneself in an unforgiving world.

KPBS Arts in partnership with the San Diego Opera present “As One” — a live broadcast of this seminal and critically acclaimed work.

Hannah knows there are things about her that society says she must hide...the thrill of a wearing a blouse, her expressive penmanship, other impulses that society says are wrong.

Then one day, she hears the word that describes who she is. The real word. The magic word.

Take the journey with Hannah from a her youth in a small town, through college and finally to a place where she learns to accept herself for who she is.

Transgender rights is a hot button topic in today's news. “As One” strips the issue bare to one human being's personal and emotional story with a beautiful score illuminated by empathy and humor.

Two voices, a baritone and a mezzo-soprano, share the sole protagonist role in an intimate chamber opera featuring the Hausmann Quartet.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Matthew Staver / San Diego Opera

Baritone Kelly Markgraf (Hannah before) and mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert (Hannah after) star in "As One."

GO SEE IT LIVE - THE PERFORMANCES:

Friday, November 10 at 7 p.m. - Get Tickets

Saturday, November 11 at 7 p.m. - Get Tickets

Sunday, November 12 at 7 p.m. - Get Tickets

Located at Joan B Kroc Theatre: 6611 University Ave, San Diego, California 92115.

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Photo credit: Courtesy of Matthew Staver / San Diego Opera

A scene from "As One," featuring baritone Kelly Markgraf (Hannah before) and mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert (Hannah after).

CREDITS:

Music & Concept by Laura Kaminsky. Libretto by Mark Campbell & Kimberly Reed. Arranged by Bill Holab Music. “AS ONE” was commissioned and developed by American Opera Projects (AOP).

Starring:

Kelly Markgraf — Hannah before

Blythe Gaissert — Hannah after

Kyle Lang — Stage Director

Bruce Stasyna — Conductor

Hausmann String Quartet:

Isaac Allen - Violin

Brahm Goldstein - Violin

Angela Choong - Viola

Alex Greenbaum – Cello

Photo credit: Courtesy of Sam Zauscher

The Hausmann Quartet

FUNDING FOR THIS PRODUCTION:

Provided in part by Union Bank, Qualcomm, and the KPBS Explore local program fund. These performances of “As One” are made possible by the contributions of Sigrid Pate. With additional contributions from the City of San Diego, the California Arts Council, the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, Opera America and viewers like you.

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