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Opera Idaho Presents Groundbreaking Performance Of 'As One'

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(top left) Michael Kelly performs as Hannah Before in Opera Idaho's production of 'As One.' (top right) Blythe Gaissert plays Hannah After.

As One is a chamber opera featuring two performers, a string quartet, and a penchant for challenging the conventions of opera. The piece is a coming-of-age story about a young transgender woman and it opens May 9 at The Danny Peterson Theatre. We talk with Opera Idaho's general director, Mark Junkert, and performers Blythe Gaissert and Michael Kelly about this thought-provoking performance.

Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.