As One

A coming-of-age opera about a transgender woman

As One is a chamber opera composed by Laura Kaminsky with a libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed. The most-performed modern opera in America, and debuting at #3 on the classical Billboard charts, As One is an unforgettable and intimate coming-of-age story about a transgender woman.
In this chamber opera, two voices—Hannah after (mezzo-soprano) and Hannah before (baritone)—share the part of a sole transgender protagonist. Fifteen songs comprise the three-part narrative; with empathy and humour, they trace Hannah’s experiences from her youth in a small town to her college years—and finally traveling alone to a different country, where she realises some truths about herself. Gertrude Opera's Australian Premiere features on-stage string quartet, and film footage by the creator, Kimberly Reed.

Led by award-winning director Linda Thompson, with music direction by Conductor, Alexandra Eryart (USA).

"Accessible, evocative and profoundly relevant, As One breathes new life into opera."
— Patricia Maunder, Limelight, 24 Jan 2020
"No one grows up easily. ... We all have issues with family. The point of 'As One' is that we all are one."
— Los Angeles Times

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Supported by Urquhart Charitable Fund & Eric Ormond Baker Charitable Fund

Event & ticketing details


Wheelchair Access

Dates & Times

When 22-25 Jan, 28 Jan-30 Jan, 1 Feb | Tue-Sat 7:30pm
Duration 1hr 15m
Please note: The session on Friday Jan 31 has been cancelled


Full $55.00
Concession $45.00
Group $50.00 - (min 8)



45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne CBD

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Parliament or Flinders Street


11, 12, 35, 48, 70, 75, 109 to stop 8

Event notes


Australian Premiere

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