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Report: ‘Noche de Estrellas’ Benefit for GALA Hispanic Theatre at the Organization of American States

GALA Hispanic Theatre’s Noche de Estrellas benefit was a brilliant success, raising money for GALA’s youth education programs and offering inspired performances and speeches from diverse artists who have stepped up and shown the world that Washington, DC is a hub of Latin American artistry. Guests entered the elegant Organization of American States building for […]

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Review: ‘Bizet’s Carmen in Havana’ at The In Series

The In Series wows again with one of their trademark reimaginings: Carmen in Havana, which takes the essential scenes from Bizet’s classic and adds the Latin rhythms of the Caribbean with iconic Cuban songs like “Siboney” and “Orgullecida.” The arias are also mixed with ballet as company members and trainees from The Washington Ballet complete […]

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‘Roméo et Juliette’ at Maryland Lyric Opera

Boy meets Girl. Girl meets Boy. They fall in love – at first sight – in spite of the enmity between their warring families, the Capulets and the Montagues. This timeless, tragic love story, penned centuries ago by William Shakespeare, received perhaps its most famous operatic setting in Charles Gounod’s 19th century opera, Roméo et […]

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From l-r; Ashley Dannewitz (Lady in Waiting), Heidi Kershaw (Bleeding Heart), and Patricia Portillo (Belinda) surround Anamer Castrello as their dying Queen Dido in 'Dido & Aeneas.'

‘Love and Witchcraft’ at The In Series by Jessica Vaughan

The In Series mounts a lovely and powerful production of two operas to open their thirtieth consecutive season. Producing Artistic Director Carla Hübner, who founded the Series in 1982 has called the evening Love and Witchcraft as part of their Pocket Opera. Although both of the operas – Dido and Aeneas and El Amor Brujo – deal with that theme, the contrast […]

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