Apprentice Artist Events

Celebrating its 46th year during the 2020 season, Des Moines Metro Opera's Apprentice Artist Program is a comprehensive career training program that bridges the gap between academic studies and a professional career in opera for some of the brightest and best talents in America. It is one of the oldest, largest and most respected programs of its kind in the United States.

Apprentice Spotlight Series

Meet the 42 members of DMMO's 2020 Apprentice Artist Program as they answer a few questions and sing their signature arias in this new video series!

The Sopranos >
The Mezzo-Sopranos >
The Tenors >
The Baritones & Basses >


Stars of Tomorrow

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 7:00pm
Available to view on DMMO's Facebook and YouTube pages

Discover opera's rising stars at one unforgettable concert! Chosen from over 1,000 applicants and live auditions in New York, Chicago, Houston, Cincinnati and Des Moines, the 42 members of our Apprentice Artist Program take the "virtual" stage for one-night only to perform opera's greatest duets, trios and ensembles alongside our acclaimed Festival Orchestra.

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