Jay Allen Sanford 10 a.m., April 19
Laura Kaminsky's exploration of transgender identity in an intimate chamber opera explores Hannah’s transgender identity using two voices – a baritone and a mezzo-soprano – as well as humor and empathy. The libretto follows Hannah’s youth and the challenges she faces growing up in a small town and her struggles with her family, to her discovery of a larger transgender community and the ultimate acceptance of her true self. Baritone Kelly Markgraf makes his Company debut in the role of Hannah Before. He is joined by mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert, also in a Company debut, in the role of Hannah after. Making his San Diego Opera directing debut is Kyle Lang and making his San Diego Opera conducting debut is Bruce Stasnya, the Company’s current Chorus Master. As One will be performed in English with English text above the stage. (Photo by Matthew Staver)
- When: Saturday, November 11, 2017, 7 p.m.