Pamela Espeland A coming-of-age opera about a transgender woman is currently the hottest opera in the country. Since premiering in New York City in 2014, “As One” has been produced 17 times, with more productions on the way. In January, the blog of American Opera Projects, the commissioning organization, reported that “As One” had surpassed Puccini’s “Turandot” and Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” to become the 14th-most-produced opera in the U.S. and Canada in 2016-17.Reviews have been effusive: “A rich addition to the repertoire.” “Artistically distinguished, socially important.” “Winning humor and a satisfying emotional arc.” “A piece that haunts and challenges its audience with questions about identity, authenticity, compassion...
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