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

  • 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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  • Iowa Public Television Presents LE COMTE ORY

    September 29, 2014, 8:00pm
    The IPTV Broadcast of DMMO's sparkling Le Comte Ory will be on Monday evening, September 29, 2014 8:00pm. We encourage you to alert your friends and family to watch this effervescent evening of entertainment that can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own living room!

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