Apprentice Artist Events

Celebrating its 44th year during the 2018 season, Des Moines Metro Opera's Apprentice Artist Program is a comprehensive career training program that bridges the gap between academic studies and a professional career in opera for some of the brightest and best talents in America. It is one of the oldest, largest and most respected programs of its kind in the United States.

Apprentice Scenes Programs

Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 1:30pm
Selections from The Tales of Hoffman, Fidelio, L'italiana in Algeri, Lucia di Lammermoor, The Pearl Fishers, Peter Grimes

Friday, June 8 at 1:30pm
Selections from Falstaff, Manon, A Midsummer Night's Dream, I puritani, The Rake's Progress, Silent Night

Saturday, June 16 at 1:30pm
Selections from Akhnaten, Dead Man Walking, Don Carlo, The Abduction from the Seraglio, The Rape of Lucretia, La Rondine

Wednesday, June 27 at 1:30pm
Selections from Anna Bolena, Don Giovanni, The Daughter of the Regiment, The Marriage of Figaro, Orfeo ed Euridice, Regina

Saturday, June 30 at 1:30pm
Selections from Cendrillon, Le Comte Ory, Faust, Die Walküre

Saturday, July 14 at 1:30pm
Selections from La Bohème, Candide, The Cunning Little Vixen, Doctor Atomic, Eugene Onegin, Wozzeck

Lekberg Hall, Amy Robertson Music Center
519 N Buxton St, Indianola

Stars of Tomorrow

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 7:00pm
Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University
Tickets: $25/adults, FREE/students

Discover opera's rising stars at one unforgettable concert! Chosen from over 1,000 applicants and live auditions in New York, Chicago, Houston, Cincinnati and Des Moines, the 40 members of our Apprentice Artist Program take the stage for one-night only to perform opera's greatest duets, trios and ensembles alongside our acclaimed Festival Orchestra.