Annual Fund

You can make the difference!

We invite you to make a gift to Des Moines Metro Opera. Now more than ever, DMMO relies on the tremendous generosity of our donors to support our Annual Fund and enable DMMO to continue a 47-year tradition of artistic excellence and sound fiscal management.

To protect the health and safety of all DMMO artists, staff and patrons, all live performances and events were suspended for the 2020 Summer Festival. In lieu of an in-person festival, DMMO is teaming up with Iowa PBS to present streamed and televised broadcasts of Britten’s Billy Budd, Dvoƙák’s Rusalka, Massenet’s Manon, and Rossini’s Le Comte Ory. These Emmy-winning broadcasts will serve as the centerpieces of our transformed festival season and will be supplemented by artist recitals, cast reunions, interviews, prelude talks, and digital versions of annual DMMO events like Death by Aria, Stars of Tomorrow and Picnic & Puccini. All streamed broadcasts and events presented as a part of our 2020 Virtual Season will be free of charge and available on DMMO’s website and social media platforms.

Your gift provides vital support that helps DMMO continue producing thrilling operatic performances and present engaging arts education programs to our community and the Midwest through these uncertain times.

To learn more, please contact Timothy McMillin at 515-961-6221 or

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