2nd stages series

2nd Stages Series


Des Moines Metro Opera understands that efforts to build new audiences for serious musical and theatrical performance are greatly enhanced when organizations travel outside the walls of their traditional performance spaces. Doing so injects a new level of excitement into live performance and demonstrates the power of community collaboration. In order to build our capacity to serve a growing and diverse demographic, Des Moines Metro Opera is launching a 2nd Stages Series that will engage new opera-goers in creative spaces around our community.

Conceived as an expansion of the Company’s successful Summer Festival Season, the 2nd Stages Series will build on Des Moines Metro Opera’s rapidly expanding capacity as a true community partner and will expose audiences to this remarkable art form through operatic presentations in unorthodox spaces. Creative place-making is a core component of our mission to introduce live performance to audiences in the Midwest and to bring great art to as many people as possible. These productions will be added to the line-up of various seasons as interesting projects, locations, occasions and sponsors are identified and brought together.

Due to the limited seating capacity at many venues, tickets for the 2nd Stages Series performances typically sell quickly.

2017-2018 2nd Stages Productions:

November 17-19, 2017
As One by Laura Kaminsky, Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed
Performed at the Stoner Theater in downtown Des Moines

July 2018 (Dates/Venue TBA)
The Tender Land by Aaron Copland