March 31, 2022, at 6:00 PM (CST)
To commemorate International Transgender Day of Visibility, The American Opera Project— in partnership with New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (The Center) — presents “AS ONE: THE WORK CONTINUES…”. The event features an in-person discussion with documentary filmmaker and As One librettist Kimberly Reed (Prodigal Sons), as well as As One singer, baritone Lucas Bouk.
Joined by moderator Rahzé Cheatham, the panel will reflect on transgender and nonbinary visibility in the arts since As One premiered in 2014, and what the near future holds. The evening will also feature the announcement of the True Voice Award, a new initiative created by Kimberly Reed, Laura Kaminsky, and Mark Campbell and overseen by Washington National Opera, to help create opportunities and support training for transgender opera singers. The event will culminate with the virtual premiere of “A Brighter Light,” a choral work written specifically for the event by the creators of As One, featuring over 35 cast members from As One productions around the world.