Cincinnati Opera community events set tone for “As One”

As One Community Events Kristin Orr

Kristin Orr will perform a one-woman show about navigating a spouse’s transgender experience as part of Cincinnati Opera’s “As One” community events.

Cincinnati Opera will present several community events in conjunction with its production of the contemporary chamber opera “As One” to examine the work’s significance. The opera depicts the experiences of a transgender protagonist, Hannah, as she endeavors to resolve the discord between herself and the outside world.

Following each “As One” performance, those in attendance will be invited to stay for a discussion with a guest panel. These 30-minute conversations will explore what it means to be transgender and elucidate the transgender experience.

Other events include:

“My Voice, My Story”

Wednesday, July 11, 7 p.m.

Fourth Floor Presidents’ Garret

Corbett Opera Center, Music Hall

Cincinnati Opera hosts a discussion about transgender individuals’ physical voices and personal experiences. Evans Mirageas, Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of Cincinnati Opera, moderates the event, which features a panel of speech pathologists and patients.

Free admission; reservations requested.

Opera Rap: “As One”

Thursday, July 19, 7 p.m.

Wilks Studio, Music Hall

Mirageas will host a discussion with the creative team of “As One.” Audiences will learn about the opera’s history, development and significance. The panel will feature composer Laura Kaminsky, co-librettist Mark Campbell and stage director Robin Guarino.

Free admission; reservations requested.

“Where’s My Parade?”

Thursday, July 26 and Friday, July 27, 7 p.m.; Sunday, July 29, 5 p.m.

Upstairs Cabaret, Below Zero Lounge, 1120 Walnut St.

Cincinnati Opera presents a one-woman show by local performer Kristin Orr about navigating her spouse’s transgender experience.

$15 general admission; $10 for “As One” ticket holders  

513-241-2742 or my.cincinnatiopera.org


Remaining 2018 Cincinnati Opera season at a glance

“Another Brick in the Wall”
7:30 p.m. July 20, 21, 26, 28, 31. Music Hall

“As One”
7:30 p.m. July 25, 27, 29, 30; 3 p.m. July 28. Wilks Studio at Music Hall

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