Sunday, July 21, 2013

The In Series Announces Its 2013-14 Season "Taking Flight"

From our friends at The In Series...

The In Series’ new season takes flight on the pocket-opera front with a really-new-and-edgy adaptation of Mozart’s funny Abduction from the Seraglio, to be followed by early Puccini, Spanish Zarzuela, and the organization’s first Verdi production ever, the iconic La Traviata (The Fallen Woman). Also featured will be the Premiere of Family Reunion, a new American opera/music-theater work by DC area artists Chris Patton and Bill Moses. There is also a Cole Porter revue, a French cabaret and art-song extravaganza with The Washington Ballet, a Schubert/Goethe evening and a vibrant Carousel Latino on the season list.

Performance venues for the season are an all-mid-town, all-metro-accessible trio of Source, where In Series is a resident company; longtime partner-organization GALA Hispanic Theatre at Tivoli Square, and new partner, Dupont Circle’s Heurich House Museum. Community offerings in conjunction with major productions include In Series’ popular FREE Salons and Artist & Audience Dialogues.

Tickets are affordably priced between $16 and $44. Early-Bird Subscription discount offers are available through September 15th. For tickets and more information, please call the In Series at 202- 204-7763 or visit our website

The In Series: Innovative opera + Intimate cabaret + Intriguing Latino vibes:
The In Series works with and for DC artists to bring to the community affordable pocket opera, fresh looks at American popular music classics, and plenty of dance and international flair. From Mozart, Duke Ellington and Spanish zarzuela to Cole Porter, Puccini and Mexican bolero, they’re all in at In Series!

About the In Series:
The In Series was founded by Producing Artistic Director Carla Hübner in 1982 as the Concert Series of the former Mount Vernon College. During the 1990’s the company expanded to produce full chamber operas alongside a broader multi-disciplinary season. The In Series became an independent non-profit arts organization in 2000, and is a resident company at Source since 2008. Its annual season fills a unique niche of innovative and affordable mostly-opera, mostly-classical music programming. More at

The In Series 2013-2014 Season

Directed by Tom Mallan - September 8 – 22 at Source.
A new English adaptation by DC playwright Bari Biern, transplanting Mozart’s original story to the notorious “Hanging Judge” Roy Bean’s Wild West. Stanley Thurston conducts.

Pocket-Opera double-bill in repertory with American premiere
Puccini’s Le Villi (The Spirits) & Heart of Madrid in repertory with Family Reunion

> Puccini’s Le Villi (The Spirits) and Heart of Madrid, a Spanish zarzuela revue Directed by Abel Lopez - November 23 – December 6 at GALA.
Puccini’s first triumph: an opera-ballet in which the spirit of a jilted young woman returns to haunt her unfaithful love. Paired with an assemblage of hits from Zarzuela (light opera), revealing the fun-loving heart of Spanish music. Conductor/pianist Carlos Rodriguez.

> Family Reunion by Chris Patton and Bill Moses. Directed by William Moses - November 30 – December 8 at GALA.
A premiere of an American Opera/Musical by local composer Chris Patton and playwright Bill Moses. Love, loss, duty and memories of happier times converge as a family grapples with issues of care for their aging grandmother. Music Director Paul Leavitt.

Choreography & Direction by Septime Webre and David Palmer. January 17 – 19 at GALA.
An assembly of French art-song and cabaret chanson—including Berlioz, Debussy, Satie, Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel. A collaboration with the dancers of The Washington Ballet’s Studio Company.

Conceived and Directed by Steven Scott Mazzola and Greg Stevens. February 22 - March 9 at Source.
A revue of Cole Porter’s incomparable words and music: an American master who defined the sophisticated soul of a generation. Music Director Paul Leavitt.

April 11-12 at Heurich House Museum
A salon-style concert celebrating the 200th anniversary of the German lied (Art-Song) with the songs Schubert, the words of Goethe, and discussions of Early German Romanticism.

May 29 -June 1 at Source. 
Cabaret, zarzuela, tango, bolero, and more (even opera) in a celebration of Latin arts and heritage.

Director Nick Olcott - June 14 - 28 at GALA
The In Series presents its final show of the season, coinciding with the end of the worldwide celebration of Verdi’s 200th birthday year. Based on Dumas’ Lady of the Camelias, La Traviata is the intimate story of a not-quite-acceptable love affair. Music Director Carlos Rodríguez.

The In Series 2013-2014 season is made possible in part by The Board of Directors of the In Series; the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz, Dallas Morse Coors, Max and Victoria Dreyfus and Billy Rose Foundations; Friends of the In Series (FINS); DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts and the invaluable contributions of artists, volunteers & business sponsors.