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.
Winter and Spring 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!