The innovative and nationally recognized opera company Urban Arias opens the new season with As One, an opera about a transgender person by Laura Kaminsky, Mark Campbell, and Kimberly Reed. The opera, for two singers and string quartet (with the libretto available to read here on the Urban Arias website), is performed October 3, 4, 9, and 10 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H Street NE in Washington). Classical WETA morning host David Ginder chats with Urban Arias General Director (and conductor of As One) Robert Wood about opera's ability to tell stories on a grand scale or a small one, its focusing on subjects from today's headlines (and, in the process, attracting new people to the genre), and the thrill of opera in a small space where you see every facial expression, and feel as well as hear every note.
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