Desert In

Eight part mini series

Lost souls are found, love is rekindled, and secrets are exposed at a mysterious motor lodge in the American West. Created by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid, playwright christopher oscar peña, and director James Darrah, desert in is a groundbreaking, new eight-part miniseries that reveals a supernatural story of love, loss, and the price of memories.

Now streaming exclusively on


Los Angeles Times The Washington Post The Wall Street Journal NPR, All Things Considered


Desert in is commissioned and produced by Boston Lyric Opera, as well as produced in association with Long Beach Opera.

The commission of Ellen Reid for desert in was funded, in part, by OPERA America’s Opera Grants for Female Composers program, supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation and the Fromm Music Foundation, with additional commissioning support from the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts.