​​​​Portraits of Frida

Corazon folklorico
wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 6pm

The John F. kennedy center for the performing arts

millennium Stage

2700 F St NW​

​Washington, DC 20566

In Series: 2021-2022 Season


June 4-19, 2022

Source Theater
​1835 14th St NW

Washington, DC 20009

Baltimore Theater Project

45 W Preston St

​Baltimore, MD 21201

April 8, 2022
McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Avenue
McLean, VA 22101

April 9, 2022
Kennedy Center – Terrace Theater
2700 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20566

A Festival through Grief to Hope
Chronicle of a Life and Love
September 25, 2021 – 7pm & 8:30pm
Edlavitch DCJCC – 16th and Q Streets, NW

September 26th, 2021 – 4pm
6th and I Street Synagogue

Recent virtual performances:

IN Recital @

INvision: The Logan Opera House without Walls

with pianist, Carla Hübner

Guest artist: Joe Haughton

Pleiades/25: Season 5 

INvision: The Logan Opera House without Walls

Elizabeth Mondragon and Frank Conlon in a Friday Afternoon Cocktail Concert


​Facebook Live


Inspired by Frida Kahlo’s vivid perseverance and lasting artistic achievements, Corazón Folklórico Dance Company brings to life on el día de los muertos (the day of the dead) a tribute to her strength, legendary feminism, and stoic self portraits that we cherish of her today.


​​Elizabeth Mondragon 

Elizabeth Mondragon is a Washington, D.C.-based mezzo-soprano. Her performance experience ranges from traditional operatic productions to new music premieres. Principal roles include Carmen, Rosina, Dido, Ma Moss, Giulio Cesare, and Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors. She has sung throughout the Northeastern U.S. with companies such as Opera North, Camerata Baroque, Amore Opera, One World Symphony, Maryland Lyric Opera, Regina Opera and In Series.

​As much a lover of concert and recital as of opera, she has been a soloist with the Friday Morning Music Club, Central City Chorus, St. George’s Choral Society and the Astoria Symphony featured in the Verdi Requiem, Bach Christmas Oratorio, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor and Mendelssohn's Elijah. In addition, she has been a featured soloist with Ars Musicae Hispaniae Harp Ensemble, performing the music of Spain and Mexico, and has presented recitals of 20th and 21st century song with The Liederkranz Club, the Wiscasset Salon Series, and the UUCC Chalice Concert Series in New York and Maryland.

Her enthusiasm for new music and working with living composers has led to her performing and premiering works by several local composers, such as David E. Chávez, Elisabeth Mehl Greene, William Kenlon, Michael Oberhauser, Frances Pollock, and Erin Rogers, as well as having established a regular collaboration with award-winning composer, David Sisco

IN Series makes its Kennedy Center debut with the world-premiere of Brian Arreola and Anna Deeny Morales’ new opera ZAVALA-ZAVALA, telling a story of family separation and survival at the US/Mexican border, inspired by true events.

Opening the program will be a world-premiere IN Series commission setting the poems of Gabriela Mistral in her original Spanish as well as the luminescent English translations by Langston Hughes. 

Angel Gil-Ordóñez, music director and conductor
Alex Alburqueque, baritone
Carl DuPont, baritone
Elizabeth Mondragon, mezzo-soprano
Judy Yannini, soprano
Georgetown University Orchestra
PostClassical Ensemble
Chiarina Chamber Players