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BON APPÉTIT! (2019)

(c) Duane Tinkey for Des Moines Metro Opera
Music: Lee Hoiby
Text: Julia Child, adapted by Mark Shulgasser
Performances: July 18, 19, 21
Venue: Iowa Culinary Institute, Des Moines Area Community College - Ankeny Campus

Julia Child: Joyce Castle
Pianist: Elden Little
Director: Nathan Troupe
Scenic Design: Adam Crinson
Lighting Design: Nate Wheatley
Costume Design: Heather Lesieur
Make-Up/Hair Design: Sarah Norton

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WOZZECK (2019)

(c) Duane Tinkey for Des Moines Metro Opera
Music: Alban Berg
Libretto: Alban Berg, after a play by Georg Büchner
Performances: July 6, 14, 16, 19
Venue: Pote Theatre, Blank Performing Arts Center

Conductor: David Neely
Director: Kristine McIntyre
Scenic and Costume Design: Vita Tzykun
Lighting Design: Kate Ashton
Make-Up/Hair Design: Brittany Crinson
Choreography: Lisa Thurrell
Fight Director: Gina Cerimele-Mechley

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CANDIDE (2019)

(c) Duane Tinkey for Des Moines Metro Opera
Music: Leonard Bernstein
Book: Hugh Wheeler, after Voltaire
Libretto: Richard Wilber, Stephen Sondheim, John La Touche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Leonard Bernstein. Utilizing the Scottish Opera version.
Performances: June 29, July 7, 10, 12, 20
Venue: Pote Theatre, Blank Performing Arts Center

Conductor: David Neely
Director: Michael Shell
Scenic Design: Steven C. Kemp
Lighting Design: Nate Wheatley
Costume Design: Linda Pisano
Make-Up/Hair Design: Brittany Crinson
Choreography: Todd Rhoades

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LA BOHÈME (2019)

(c) Duane Tinkey for Des Moines Metro Opera
Music: Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa, Luigi Illica
Performances: June 28, 30, July 5, 11, 13, 21
Venue: Pote Theatre, Blank Performing Arts Center

Conductor: Michael Christie
Director: Octavio Cardenas
Scenic Design: Robert Little
Lighting Design: Sarah Riffle
Make-Up/Hair Design: Brittany Crinson
Costumes: Malabar, Ltd. 

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GLORY DENIED (2018)

(c) Duane Tinkey for Des Moines Metro Opera
Music: Tom Cipullo
Libretto: adapted by the composer from the oral history Glory Denied by Tom Philpott
Performances: November 16, 17, 18, 2018
Venue: Drill Hall, Freedom Center at Camp Dodge

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FLIGHT (2018)

(c) Duane Tinkey for Des Moines Metro Opera
Music: Jonathan Dove
Libretto: April de Angelis
Performances: June 30, July 8, 10, 13, 2018
Venue: Blank Performing Arts Center, Indianola

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THE TENDER LAND (2018)

(c) Duane Tinkey for Des Moines Metro Opera
Music: Aaron Copland
Libretto: Horace Everett (Erik Johns)
Performances: July 5 and 8, 2018
Venue: Maytag Dairy Farms, Newton, Iowa

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DIE FLEDERMAUS (2018)

(c) Duane Tinkey for Des Moines Metro Opera
Music: Johann Strauss, Jr.
Libretto: Richard Genée, Carl Haffner
Performances: June 23, 24, 29, July 7, 12, 15, 2018
Venue: Blank Performing Arts Center, Indianola

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RUSALKA (2018)

(c) Duane Tinkey for Des Moines Metro Opera
Music: Antonín Dvoƙák
Libretto: Jaroslav Kvapil
Performances: June 22, July 1, 3, 6, 14, 2018
Venue: Blank Performing Arts Center, Indianola

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AS ONE (2017)

(c) Duane Tinkey for Des Moines Metro Opera
Music and concept: Laura Kaminsky 
Libretto: Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed
Film: Kimberly Reed
Performances: November 17, 18, 19 of 2017
Venue: Stoner Theater, Des Moines Civic Center

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BILLY BUDD (2017)

(c) Duane Tinkey for Des Moines Metro Opera
Music: Benjamin Britten 
Libretto: E. M. Forster & Eric Crozier
Performances: July 1, 9, 11, 14 of 2017
Venue: Pote Theatre, Blank Performing Arts Center

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A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (2017)

(c) Duane Tinkey for Des Moines Metro Opera
Music and lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Book: Hugh Wheeler
Performances: June 24, July 2, 5, 7, 15, 2017
Venue: Pote Theatre, Blank Performing Arts Center
This Houston Grand Opera production of A Little Night Music is an original production of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.


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TURANDOT (2017)

(c) Duane Tinkey for Des Moines Metro Opera
Music: Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Renato Simoni and Giuseppe Adami
Performances: June 23, 25, 30, July 8, 13, 16, 2017
Venue: Pote Theatre, Blank Performing Arts Center

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MARÍA DE BUENOS AIRES (2017)

(c) Duane Tinkey for Des Moines Metro Opera
Music: Astor Piazzolla
Libretto: Horacio Ferrer
Performances: July 6, 13, 2017
Venue: Temple Theater, The Temple for Performing Arts

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SOLDIER SONGS (2017)

(c) Duane Tinkey for Des Moines Metro Opera
Music and libretto: David T. Little
Performances: January 27, 28, 29, 2017
Venue: Freedom Center Drill Hall, Camp Dodge

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