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

featured projects


  • DEATH BY ARIA

    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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  • DEAD MAN WALKING STAGING CONNECTIONS

    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!

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