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.
Featuring the 2014 OPERA Iowa Troupe
Join the Des Moines Opera Guild, Ames Chapter for their yearly ARIAS IN AMES concert, Sunday afternoon April 6 at 2:00 pm, featuring the 2014 OPERA Iowa singers. Arias and Musical Theatre selections will be featured. Adults are $20 and Students ARE FREE, and will be held at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 1416 20th Street, Ames. Please join us for the concert as well as a reception following the event. click here to purchase tickets!
Winter Spring Tour: February 3 – April 18, 2014
In its 27-year history, OPERA Iowa has served as a primary vehicle for music education by introducing opera to over 750,000 children and adults throughout Iowa, ten surrounding states and even China and Japan!
Book your Spring 2014 Performances now!
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!