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Review: ‘Fidelio’ at The In Series

The In Series ends their season with Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, a surprisingly modern tale of faith – particularly between husband and wife. This is their biggest production ever and one of the most challenging operas to mount musically. The In Series pulls it off with aplomb. Ludwig van Beethoven wrote the music with an […]

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‘Don Giovanni’ at The In Series

The In Series takes Mozart to a 1920s bible belt Revival in a creative and fun reimagining of Don Giovanni. Artistic Director Carla Hübner commissioned a new English language libretto by Bari Biern to tell the story of the libertine who bamboozles a town before they take their revenge. Biern wrote the hilarious Wild West […]

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‘La Traviata’ at The In Series

The In Series tackles their first Verdi in their 31-year history with the classic tragedy La Traviata (The Fallen Woman).  Director Nick Olcott apparently had the idea 10 years ago and it has come to fruition just in time for Guiseppe Verdi’s 200th Birthday. Francesco Maria Piave wrote the libretto and the opera premiered in 1882. […]

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‘Pocket Opera x2: ‘The Spirits & The Heart’ at The In Series by Jessica Vaughan

The In Series has launched another unique and intimate production of two very different operas, Puccini’s Le Villi [The Spirits] and Heart of Madrid, which explores the zarzuela or light opera tradition of Spain. Le Villi was Giacomo Puccini’s first opera. Ferdinando Fortuna wrote the libretto. It is a one-act opera-ballet he originally submitted to a competition. He didn’t win, but […]

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