News & Press Releases
DMMO Announces Grand Opening of The Lauridsen Opera Center
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...Read more
DMMO Announces Casting Update for Candide
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...Read more
Des Moines Metro Opera Announces Staff Transitions
(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...Read more
Des Moines Metro Opera Announces Additional Performance of Bon AppÃ©tit!
Indianola, IA — Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) General and Artistic Director Michael Egel announced today that an additional performance of Lee Hoiby’s Bon...Read more
Des Moines Metro Opera Announces Casting for 47th Festival Season
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...Read more
"Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Billy Budd" receives 2018 Upper Midwest Emmy!
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...Read more
Des Moines Metro Opera and Iowa National Guard to Present Glory Denied at Camp Dodge
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...Read more