Young Friends at the Opera

DMMO’s new Young Friends at the Opera events provide a unique opportunity for young professionals 45 and under, giving them a chance to meet and socialize with a community of like-minded peers during one unforgettable night at the opera!

Kick-off the evening with a cocktail reception, then head outside for a picnic on the grounds featuring a delicious dinner catered by the popular Des Moines southern comfort restaurant, Bubba! During dinner, get a brief preview of that night's opera from a member of DMMO's artistic staff. After the performance, we hope you'll join the rest of the audience in the lobby to meet and mingle with the singers you just saw on stage!

For the 2019 Festival Season, DMMO will be hosting Young Friends events on Friday, July 5 for Puccini's La Bohème and on Friday, July 12 for Leonard Bernstein's Candide.

Admission to Young Friends is open to anyone 45 years of age or younger. Tickets are just $49 per person (or two for $90) and are all-inclusive: drinks, dinner and opera ticket included! Get your tickets early, as these events have a limited capacity and are expected to sell out quickly.


Young Friends at La Bohème

Friday, July 5, 2019

Schedule of events:

  • 5:45-6:15pm - Cocktail reception on the set of La Bohème
  • 6:15-7:00pm - Picnic dinner on the DMMO grounds
  • 7:30pm - Performance of Puccini's La Bohème
  • 10:00pm - Meet the artists in the theatre lobby


Menu:
 

Herb marinated chicken sandwich on brioche with strawberry-basil relish, arugula and herb goat cheese; watermelon, feta and mint salad; white bean and kale salad, Zapp's Voodoo Chips; peach and blueberry trifle with house made sweet biscuits

Vegetarian: Grilled mushroom on ciabatta (vegan) with grilled mushrooms, pickled vegetables and roasted red pepper hummus; watermelon, feta and mint salad; white bean and kale salad; Zapp's Voodoo Chips; peach and blueberry triffle with house made sweet biscuits

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Young Friends at Candide

Friday, July 12, 2019

Schedule of events:

  • 5:45-6:15pm - Cocktail reception on the set of Candide
  • 6:15-7:00pm - Picnic dinner on the DMMO grounds
  • 7:30pm - Performance of Bernstein's Candide
  • 10:00pm - Meet the artists in the theatre lobby


Menu: 

Cajun-rubbed beef tenderloin sandwich on foccacia with horseradish cream, sliced tomato and greens; grilled corn and tomato salad; three bean salad; Zapp's Voodoo Chips; strawberry shortcake trifle with house made sweet biscuits

Vegetarian: black bean, quinoa fritter sandwich on ciabatta (vegan) with poblano hummus, lettuce, tomato and cucumber; grilled corn and tomato salad; three bean salad; Zapp's Voodoo Chips; strawberry shortcake trifle with house made sweet biscuits

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Learn more about Candide >