Our vision is bold.
"What I really wasn’t prepared for was the visceral impact it had on me to sit in a small space and have this powerful, beloved music in my face, enacted by people who were mining both the dramatic and musical meaning of each line, resulting in an emotional directness that bypassed reason or analysis."
-- The Washington Post
IN Series envisions a thriving global community in which opera is a fully integrated and essential part of collective conversation. In picturing the journey to this end, IN Series is a change-maker – a force that, with each groundbreaking production and outreach event radically transforms perceptions of the “who”, “what”, “where”, and “why” of opera: who gets to make opera and for whom it is made; what is defined as an operatic experience; where operas take place; why we make opera; and why opera matters.
Founded by Carla Hübner in 1982 as a concert series of the former Mount Vernon College, “The In Series” became an independent non-profit arts organization in 2000 and has been a resident company at Source Theater since 2008. Timothy Nelson assumed artistic directorship in 2018, quickly establishing the newly rebranded “IN Series” as DC’s home for “Thought, debate, history, and innovation” (DC Metro Theatre Arts) in opera.