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‘As One’ opera explores transgender experience


    Husband-wife duo Sasha Cooke, left, and Kelly Markgraf, front, portray a person transitioning from male to female in the opera “As One.”

“As One,” a chamber opera presented by Hawaii Opera Theatre, has only one character, a transgender person named Hannah, who over the course of the operatransitions from male to female. Hannah is portrayed by the husband-wife duo of baritone Kelly Markgraf and mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, who as “Hannah before” and “Hannah after” simultaneously experience life through the prism of both genders. Read more

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