As OneA chamber opera for two voices and string quartetMusic & Concept by Laura KaminskyLibretto by Mark Campbell & Kimberly Reed By arrangment with Bill Holab Music As One was commissioned and developed by American Opera Projects (AOP) As One is a coming-of-age story about a transgender woman that is taking the country by storm. With only two roles and accompanied by a string quartet, the opera is presented in one act of about 80 minutes. Premiering in 2014 at Brooklyn Academy of Music, As One was the 14th most-produced opera in North America in the 2016/17 season. Among the producing companies have Seattle Opera, San Diego Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City and Colorado Opera. The production at The Danny Peterson Theatre marks the first collaboration between Opera Idaho and the newly-constituted School of the Arts at Boise State University. The production also marks the first time in its 46-year history that Opera Idaho will present an opera by a female composer.
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