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DMMO Announces Grand Opening of The Lauridsen Opera Center

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Photo by Mark Davitt/Indianola Independent Advocate INDIANOLA, IA (June 24, 2019) — Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) is pleased to announce completion of The Lauridsen Opera Center, a...

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DMMO Announces Casting Update for Candide

Monday, June 3, 2019

Indianola, IA – Des Moines Metro Opera announces a casting update for the upcoming production of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide. Bass-baritone Kyle Albertson will assume...

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Des Moines Metro Opera Announces Staff Transitions

Thursday, May 2, 2019

(seated from L-R: Ellen Diehl, Timothy McMillin; standing from L-R: Michael Egel, Adam Bogh) Indianola, Iowa - Des Moines Metro Opera announced today that Ellen Diehl of...

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Des Moines Metro Opera Announces Additional Performance of Bon Appétit!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

  Indianola, IA — Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) General and Artistic Director Michael Egel announced today that an additional performance of Lee Hoiby’s Bon...

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Des Moines Metro Opera Announces Casting for 47th Festival Season

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Indianola, IA — Des Moines Metro Opera’s (DMMO) General and Artistic Director, Michael Egel, is pleased to announce the full casting for the Company’s 47th Festival Season, which runs from June 28 through July 21, 2019, and offers 18...

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"Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Billy Budd" receives 2018 Upper Midwest Emmy!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Indianola, IA — Iowa Public Television’s broadcast of “Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Billy Budd” has won the 2018 Upper Midwest Emmy in the Arts/Entertainment Program division. The 2018 Upper...

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Des Moines Metro Opera and Iowa National Guard to Present Glory Denied at Camp Dodge

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Indianola, IA — After a sold-out run of the rock-infused opera Soldier Songs in 2017, Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) is set to present the second installment of a unique collaboration with the Iowa National Guard and Camp Dodge this November. DMMO opens its 47th Season this fall with a production of Tom Cipullo’s poignant and emotionally charged opera Glory Denied for three performances running November 16-18. As part of Des Moines Metro Opera’s 2nd...

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