Des Moines Metro Opera is a nationally recognized progressive opera company that has taken its place among America's leading opera festivals. The company is committed to opera as a living art form, and to that end,
PRODUCES a Summer Opera Festival that offers diverse operatic works at the highest artistic standards;
PROVIDES quality opportunities for American-trained talent in all facets of opera performance, production and administration;
DEVELOPS audiences of all ages through year-round educational programs; and
SERVES Des Moines and the region as a cultural leader through unique community programming and collaborations.
Saturday, May 31, 2014, 6:30pm
Blank Performing Arts Center, 6:30pm
Selected from over 1,000 national applications, the 40 aspiring singers that have been selected as members of the 2014 Apprentice Artist Program open the season in the lobby of the theatre with their signature aria. This is one of the company's most popular events, so come early, stay as long as you can, leave if you must but enjoy all (or a portion of) the evening's music!
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Threads and Trills Luncheon and Costume Show
Join the Guild Chapters in kicking off the 2014 festival season and attend the annual THREADS AND TRILLS Luncheon, Saturday, June 14th, 12:00 noon at the beautiful Wakonda Club. Tickets are just $40 for an afternoon of local celebrities modeling festival costumes and principal artists singing familiar and new selections from the 2014 repertoire.
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April 10 - June 28, 2014
Dead Man Walking STAGING CONNECTIONS
Because of the social and legal issues surrounding capital punishment and the death penalty, Des Moines Metro Opera will collaborate with several metro area organizations to present a slate of educational activities in the months leading up to the performances. Ranging from panels to performances and culminating with separate appearances by Sister Helen and Jake Heggie, Des Moines Metro Opera is truly staging connections into our community for this life-changing opera. We hope you will join us as often as you can!