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DES MOINES METRO OPERA INC
MISSION STATEMENT

OUR MISSION
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.

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  • Le Comte Ory 2014
  • Dead Man Walking 2014
  • Le Comte Ory 2014
  • La Traviata 2014
  • Dead Man Walking 2014
  • La Traviata 2014
  • Dead Man Walking 2014
  • Le Comte Ory 2014
  • Romeo and Juliet 2013
  • Elektra 2013
  • Peter Grimes 2013
  • Amahl and the Night Visitors 2013
  • Elektra 2013
  • Romeo and Juliet 2013
  • Eugene Onegin 2012
  • La Rondine 2012
  • Eugene Onegin 2012
  • La Rondine 2012
  • Don Giovanni 2012
  • La Bohème 2011
  • Don Pasquale 2011
  • Dialogues of the Carmelites 2011
  • La Boheme 2011
  • Don Pasquale 2011
  • Susannah 2010
  • Macbeth 2010
  • The Marriage of Figaro 2010
  • Susannah 2010
  • Der Freischütz 2009
  • A Masked Ball 2008
  • Regina 2008

featured projects


  • OPERA Iowa Touring Troupe

    February 9 - April 24, 2015
    For 29 years OPERA Iowa has created magic -- in rural schools, city classrooms, "cafetoriums," community centers, concert halls and gymnasiums -- offering nearly 750,000 young people and adults a quality arts experience today while building new enthusiastic audiences for opera tomorrow. One of the most innovative programs of its kind in the country, this successful 13-week regional arts education tour features comprehensive study guides and curriculum-based education workshops as well as performances designed especially for young people. The eight-member OPERA Iowa Troupe are young professionals whose sole goal is to captivate their audiences. Don't wait any longer to book your school residency or community evening concert!

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  • Wine & Food Showcase

    Friday, February 20, 2015
    Started in 1985, this annual food and beverage event is the oldest in the area and has become a yearly favorite for foodies and oenophiles alike. Featuring more than 40 of the finest restaurants, caterers, wineries and breweries, the Wine & Food Showcase has become the premier event of its kind in Des Moines and has become Des Moines Metro Opera’s signature fundraiser. Patrons will partake in a silent auction filled with packages that can only be found at Wine & Food Showcase. Proceeds supports Des Moines Metro Opera’s nationally recognized productions and award-winning education and outreach programs, which annually reach over 40,000 individuals.

    click here to purchase tickets or call (515) 961-6221.

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  • Sydney Mancasola in Concert

    Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 1:30 pm
    The Des Moines Chapter of the Des Moines Metro Opera Guild invites you to a concert and reception featuring soprano Sydney Mancasola. A DMMO star who sang the role of Countess Adele in Le Comte Ory last season. Sydney will perform Bellini, Debussy, Bizet, Manon, Puccini and other selections.

    Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students, and can be ordered here or at the DMMO Box Office by calling (515) 961-6221. click here to purchase tickets

    You won't want to miss this opportunity to be a part of an exceptional event!

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