Annual Report

Des Moines Metro Opera is growing and thriving in fulfilling its mission to create distinctive theatrical experiences and inspirational learning opportunities for artists and audiences of the 21st century. Such a commitment to mission requires a balanced and responsible fiscal policy. DMMO has earned a record of fiscal responsibility (Financial Score of 100 from Charity Navigator) and enjoys a strong base of support from loyal patrons and individual donors. In addition, robust support from area businesses, foundations and government entities are vital to funding the work at Des Moines Metro Opera. Beyond DMMO's annual fund donations, the company receives an annual contribution from the Des Moines Metro Opera Foundation to support mainstage and educational programming. DMMO is thrilled to have such a dedicated base of donors and community partners in Des Moines and beyond.

2022 Annual Report 

Each year Des Moines Metro Opera increases the volume of scenery, props and other production items created from locally purchased materials. The company employs substantial numbers of artists and attracts contributors and ticket buyers who patronize Des Moines and Indianola-area shops, restaurants and hotels for the festival season. According to a recent economic impact study, in 2012 Des Moines Metro Opera contributed more than $1 million in labor income and more than $4 million to metro area industries. The company interacted with 20,000 attendees living outside the metro area who contributed more than $200,000 in regional economic activity. 

A copy of the most recent audited financial statement may be obtained by contacting Elaine Raleigh, Director of Business & Finance, at or by calling the DMMO offices at 515-961-6221.