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Pearl Fishers

BIPOC Voices, Drama, Mind Expanding
With the breathtaking score by Bizet, this video-art opera experience explores the shattering power of love – three dynamic artists are backed by the opera’s unforgettable large choruses.
Premieres in Spring of 2021
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Pearl Fishers

Pearl Fishers

BIPOC Voices, Drama, Mind Expanding
Run Time:
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With the breathtaking score by Bizet, this video-art opera experience explores the shattering power of love – three dynamic artists are backed by the opera’s unforgettable large choruses.

Directed and Translated by Alison Wong
Music Direction by Timothy Chueng
Video Art and Animation by Leilei Xia

Adonis Abuyen, Zurga
Brian Arreola, Nadir
Teresa Ferrara, Leila
Hidenori Inoue, Nourabad

With the Choirs for Shenandoah Conservatory under the direction of Matthew Oltman

Premieres in Spring of 2021
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Chronicle Of A Life And Love

Art Song, Drama
IN Series continues a trilogy of song-films making space for love and loss in the time of COVID with a film weaving Robert Schumann’s song-cycle Frauenliebe und Leben and reflections by essayist Shalom Auslander on finding the value of life in the midst of death.
Premieres Spring of 2021
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Chronicle Of A Life And Love

Chronicle Of A Life And Love

Art Song, Drama
Run Time:
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IN Series continues a trilogy of song-films making space for love and loss in the time of COVID with a film weaving Robert Schumann’s song-cycle Frauenliebe und Leben and reflections by essayist Shalom Auslander on finding the value of life in the midst of death.

Filmed at Hopewell Cancer Support

from
Frauenliebe und Leben by Robert Schumann in a new translation by Anna Deeny Morales
*Chronicle of Death Foretold by Shalom Auslander

Elizabeth Mondragon, mezzo-soprano
Noah Mitchel, reader
Robert Ainsley, music director and pianist
Timothy Nelson, director and concept
filmed by Max Kuzmyak

*used by permission of the author

Premieres Spring of 2021
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Butterfly

Romantic, Drama, Foreign Language
Puccini's classic is given new force in a theatre experience that reveals the raw humanity behind the epic score.
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Butterfly

Butterfly

Romantic, Drama, Foreign Language
Run Time:
100
 min

Puccini's classic is given new force in a theatre experience that reveals the raw humanity behind the epic score. Profoundly arresting, this new version is stripped of the distancing exoticism of the original and returns the structure of the source material that inspired the overwhelming music.  Performed in Italian with English subtitles.

concept by Timothy Nelson
music DIrection and arrangement by Jessica Krash

with

Maribeth Diggle, Butterfly
Brian Arreola, Pinkerton
Elizabeth Mondragon, Suzuki
Eric Grendahl, Sharpless



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Stormy Weather

Musical, Comedy, Classic
INspired by Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST, the story of colonization and subjugation is retold from the perspective of Sycorax, mother of Caliban and mistress of Ariel.
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Stormy Weather

Stormy Weather

Musical, Comedy, Classic
Run Time:
120
 min

INspired by Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST, the story of colonization and subjugation is retold from the perspective of Sycorax, mother of Caliban and mistress of Ariel. Without voice in the original, here she has the agency to present her own journey. Told with the music of Billie Holiday (My Man, Strange Fruit, Don’t Explain, God Bless the Child), in poetic-prose written by Sybil Williams, this cabaret-club evening of song, word, and beat explores the experience of peoples enslaved by privilege and even love.

written by Sybil Williams
direction by Alison Wong
music direction by Greg Watkins

with

Michelle Rogers, Sycorax
Nigel Rowe, Ariel
Jabari Exum, Caliban
Matty Griffiths, Prospero



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Here Be Sirens

New Work, Drama
by American Kate Soper, explores with humor and pathos the experience of Homer’s Odyssean three singers.
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Here Be Sirens

Here Be Sirens

New Work, Drama
Run Time:
100
 min

by American Kate Soper, explores with humor and pathos the experience of Homer’s Odyssean three singers. At once whimsical, witty, wondrous, and weird, this opera portrays the three mythical sirens pondering the meaning of their own beings, the tension of their history and their future, between brief pauses when they woo, wound, and consume the poor sailors passing by. Performed by three sopranos and a piano they themselves manipulate, the work combines singing, speaking, extended vocal techniques, and a wry approach to lyrical anthropology which conjures laughter and contemplation.

by Kate Soper
direction by Brian J. Shaw

with

Julie Bosworth
Camille Crossrot
Noelle McMurtry

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LIFT OFF CONCERT

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LIFT OFF CONCERT

LIFT OFF CONCERT

Run Time:
85
 min

The LIFTOFF of our 2020-2021 Season!

With a taste of what's to come and a celebration of the IN Series family.
Featuring the talents of:
Adonis Abuyen, Brian Arreola, Maribeth Diggle, Teresa Ferrara, Joe Haughton, Carla Hubner, Bryan Jackson, Elise Jenkins, Byron Jones, Jarrod Lee, Elizabeth Mondragon, Malcom Payne, Nigel Rowe, David Sanchez, Cara Schaefer, John T.K. Scherch, Paula Sides, Ben Williamson, Melissa Wimbish, Judy Chirinno Yannini, Kristin Young, The Pleiades Project, and the Chorus of Shenendoah University. With Music Direction by Emily Baltzer

And appearances by: 
Timothy Nelson, Bari Biern, Melissa Dunphy, Emily Baltzer

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ORPHÉE ET EURYDICE

Tragedy, Classic, Drama
Gluck’s revolutionary opera is the first in a trilogy of projects about love and loss in the time of COVID. Real-life husband and wife Benjamin Williamson and Paula Sides take on this story of love at the edge of life and death.
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ORPHÉE ET EURYDICE

ORPHÉE ET EURYDICE

Tragedy, Classic, Drama
Run Time:
80
 min

Gluck’s revolutionary opera is the first in a trilogy of projects about love and loss in the time of COVID. Real-life husband and wife Benjamin Williamson and Paula Sides take on this story of love at the edge of life and death.


Directed and conceived by Timothy Nelson
In a new poetic translation by Andrew Albin
Music Direction by Simone Luti
Filming by Jan Capinski

Featuring:

Paula Sides / Eurydice
Benjamin Williamson / Orpheus

The Shenandoah Chorus under the direction of Matthew Oltmann

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Boheme in the Heights

The opera-lover’s opera comes to life in a whole new way. Created as an animated feature and set in Washington DC’s Columbia Heights neighborhood, this is about coming of age in a quickly changing city and the power of youth to face love, hope, change, and even death. Pianist Carlos Cesar Rodriguez brings the score to life with animations by Kat Navarro and an all-star cast.
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Boheme in the Heights

Boheme in the Heights

Run Time:
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The opera-lover’s opera comes to life in a whole new way. Created as an animated feature and set in Washington DC’s Columbia Heights neighborhood, this is about coming of age in a quickly changing city and the power of youth to face love, hope, change, and even death.

Directed by Timothy Nelson
Translator - Mario Montenegro
Music Director/Pianist - Carlos Cesar Rodriguez

Featuring: 

Judy Chirino Yannini / Mimi
Alex Alburqueque / Marcello
Melissa Wimbish / Musetta
Carl DuPont / Schunard
David Sanchez / Rodolfo
Jarrod Lee / Colline

The Shenandoah University Chorus under the direction of Matthew Oltmann.

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Black Flute

Classic, BIPOC Voices, Mind Expanding
The transformational and problematic opera is given new life seeking to heal and make space for diverse voices. Poets Sybil Williams and Jarrod Lee, and director KenYatta Rogers, work with artists of color to tell a deeper story of justice and love.
Premires in June of 2021
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Black Flute

Black Flute

Classic, BIPOC Voices, Mind Expanding
Run Time:
 min

The transformational and problematic opera is given new life seeking to heal and make space for diverse voices.
Poets Sybil Williams and Jarrod Lee, and director KenYatta Rogers, work with artists of color to tell a deeper story of justice and love.

Featuring:

Carl DuPont, baritone
Edward Graves, tenor
Elise Jenkins, mezzo-soprano
Melissa Wimbish, soprano
Kristin Young, soprano

Made Possible Through Generous Grants from:

The National Endowment for the Arts
MAP Fund of the Rockefeller Foundation

Premires in June of 2021
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A Fairy Queen

Podcast, Comedy
An episodic podcast opera in the style of a classic radio drama, starting September 19, 2020 Midnight (Subscribers Early Release September 12)
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A Fairy Queen

A Fairy Queen

Podcast, Comedy
Seasons
1

An Episodic Podcast Opera in the Style of a Classic Radio Drama

based on Shakespeare’s MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Concept and creation by Timothy Nelson
Creative Producer, Mauricio Pita

Music by Henry Purcell

with
Jake Arditti, Oberon
Sara Couden, Fairy-at-Arms/Quince
Carl Dupont, Demetrius/Bottom
Jarrod Lee, Puck/Starveling
Sylvia Leith, Helena/Snug
Lucy Page, Titania
Aaron Sheehan, Lysander/Snout
Melissa Wimbish, Hermia/Flute
and
John T.K. Scherch, Narrator

Innovatio, led by Timothy Nelson
‘t Kabinet, led by Daniel Boothe



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Season 1

A Fairy Queen - Episode #1 The Mechanicals, A Fairy Queen - Episode #2 The Fairies, A Fairy Queen - Episode #3 The Lovers, A Fairy Queen - Episode #4 The Play

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