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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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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #23: Best Cabaret, Concerts, and Opera Productions in the DC Metro Area

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2015 Best Cabaret, Concert, and Opera honors go to to: CABARETS Anonymous at Creative Cauldron’s Summer Cabaret Series by Rachel Zampelli. Barbara Cook’s Spotlight: Randy Graff at The Kennedy Center. Barbara Cook’s Spotlight: LaChanze at The Kennedy Center. Barbara Cook’s Spotlight: Michele Lee: Nobody Does It Like Me, […]

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‘Bastian & Bastiana’ at The In Series

Bastian & Bastiana is the In Series’ answer to the usual annual holiday traditions  — a charming, little opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, written when he was only 12 years-old. Artistic Director Carla Hübner takes to the piano for the emotional score, already showing signs of Mozart’s musicality and love of pageantry. Director Elizabeth Pringle […]

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‘By George, By Ira, By Gershwin’ at The In Series

The In Series brings to life some of the funnest and iconic music of the 20th century by George Gershwin with most song lyrics by his brother Ira. They started out on Broadway before making it big on the big screen in Hollywood’s Golden Age. For this concert cabaret, six singers, pianist, and Music Director Reenie […]

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Aaron Copland’s ‘The Tender Land’ at The In Series

In their Americas season, the In Series tackles the quintessentially American composer Aaron Copland and his only and almost entirely unknown opera The Tender Land. Horace Everett wrote the libretto for this piece inspired by photos of share croppers during the Great Depression. It was originally written for television – something that can be said […]

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‘Latina Supremes’ at The In Series

The In Series “Made in America” season launches in Latin and South America with a special cabaret of the works Latina songwriters as a part of the DC Women’s Voices Festival, Latina Supremes. The cabaret features the  incomparable Mari Paz on piano (who also stole the show when she sang “Segundo Otono.” Singer Patricia Portillo […]

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‘The Romantics Wagner & Liszt’ at The In Series

The In Series self-described salon-style concert tribute is a celebration of musical mastery – from the two composers featured to the pianists and singers – The Romantics Wagner & Liszt is an impressive show. The Hungarian Franz Liszt and German Richard Wagner were contemporaries, but most don’t realize they were also friends and frequent collaborators. […]

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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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‘What I Wanted to Sing When I Grew Up’ at The In Series

What I Wanted to Sing When I Grew Up is pure indulgence for audience and singer Fleta Hylton, a soprano powerhouse and DC institution. Billed as a lounge-opera-cabaret, Hylton basically picked all of her favorite songs and Writer/Director Elizabeth Pringle stitched them into a funny and inspirational afternoon of music. In Series Director Carla Hübner […]

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‘Fatal Song: The Great Opera Murders’ at The In Series

The In Series continues the launch of the 2014-2015 season with the hilarious Fatal Song: The Great Opera Murders. Kathleen Cahill wrote a comic English language libretto and stitched together the penultimate arias from eleven operas by eight composers: Bernstein, Bizet, Donizetti, Massenet, Mozart, Offenbach, Puccini, and Verdi. Specifically, she features the divas. This is […]

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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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‘La Vie En Rose’ at the In Series by Jessica Vaughan

The In Series travels to France for a weekend of performances of the very special La Vie En Rose, a program of French chansons, or secular, lyrical songs, sung by a cadre of talented, local opera stars, accompanied by members of The Washington National Ballet Studio Company. Artistic Director Carla Hübner along with Washington National […]

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‘A Family Reunion’ at The In Series by Jessica Vaughan

A Family Reunion at the In Series is a world premier 20 years in the making by DC Librettist William Moses and Composer Chris Patton. Moses also directed this touching piece about the universal value of family. In Series Artistic Director Carla Hübner acknowledges that this is by far their most ambitious project to date […]

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