Mon January 13, 2014
Des Moines Metro Opera regretfully announces that Bill Theisen has withdrawn from the company’s upcoming production of Rossini’s Le Comte Ory for personal reasons. Des Moines Metro Opera wishes Mr. Theisen well. Le Comte Ory will be directed by David Gately, a veteran of opera and musical theater productions who has directed operas for Seattle Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Vancouver Opera, Florentine Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Omaha and many other companies. His proficiency in operatic comedies, particularly with Rossini—he recently directed a critically successful The Barber of Seville for Manitoba Opera, make him the ideal choice to take on the company’s new production of Le Comte Ory.