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As One

22 January - 1 February

Gertrude Opera presents

As One

A Chamber Opera for Two Voices and String Quartet

22 January – 1 February 2020

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★★★★ ‘Accessible, evocative and profoundly relevant, As One breathes new life into opera.’ Limelight
★★★★ ‘Hats off to Gertrude Opera’ Herald Sun
‘…a beguiling, absorbingly unique contemporary opera experience. The music is sublimely hypnotic and the singing exquisite.’ Stage Whispers



22 January – 1 February 2020

preview: Wednesday 22 January
opening night: Thursday 23 January
duration: 75 minutes
Tuesday to Saturday 7:30pm
ticket price: $40 – $55
bookings: 03 9662 9966

Gertrude Opera presents the Australian premiere of the groundbreaking and acclaimed chamber opera As One as part of the 2020 Midsumma Festival.

Inspired by the work of transgender filmmaker and librettist Kimberly Reed, As One is the World’s first opera to depict the transgender experience, tracing the journey of protagonist Hannah from her small town youth, to her college years, overseas travels and personal discoveries.

Featuring fifteen songs that comprise the three-part narrative, the role of Hannah is shared by Mezzo-Soprano Marie Campbell and Baritone Joshua Erdelyi-Gotz, under the direction of Gertrude Opera Artistic Director Linda Thompson and joined by Chicago based conductor Alexandra Enyart.

‘…formidable on all fronts…
As One is everything that we hope for in contemporary opera: topical, poignant, daring, and beautifully written.’ New York Classical Review


Music & Concept by Laura Kaminsky
Libretto by Mark Campbell & Kimberly Reed

By arrangement with Bill Holab Music
As One was commissioned and developed by American Opera Projects (AOP)


Conductor: Alexandra Eryart

Stage Director: Linda Thompson

Hannah after: Marie Campbell

Hannah before: Joshua Erdelyi-Gotz

String Quartet: Zoe Knighton (leader) – cello, Kristian Winther – violin, Natalia Harvey – violin, Suying Aw – viola

Lighting Design: Jason Crick

Film Footage: Kimberly Reed

Ticket Prices:

Preview: $40
Concession: $45


Pensioners/Full-time students/MEAA members




22 January
1 February
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