Enhance your Experience


OPERA PRELUDE TALK

Warm up for each opera with a free and informative preview presented by Joshua Borths, DMMO's resident preview lecturer, 45 minutes before the curtain. The prelude talks are located on the second floor of the Blank Performing Arts Center in room 202. Seating is limited. 

Evening previews begin at 6:45pm.
Matinee previews begin at 1:15pm. 

30 MINUTES. ROOM 202. FREE. 


MEET THE ARTISTS

Following the performance, head out to the Blank Performing Arts Center gardens to mix and mingle with members of the cast, orchestra and production team.

BPAC Gardens. South side of theatre.


SHUTTLE SERVICE

Des Moines Shuttle
Ride in comfort from the Des Moines Art Center right to the entrance of the performance venue, arriving in time for the free OPERA PRELUDE TALK. Cost is $10 for round trip service to the Blank Performing Arts Center. Reservations required. The opera shuttle is generously sponsored by American Enterprise Group.

Ames Shuttle
We are pleased to offer a round-trip shuttle service from Ames, Iowa, to the performance venue, arriving in time for the free OPERA PRELUDE TALK. Cost is $15 per person. Reservations required. The opera shuttle is generously sponsored by the City of Ames Commission on the Arts.

 

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OPERA DINING

Enjoy a four-course opera-themed dinner in the theatre lobby with Café LaValle Lobby Dining or grab a gourmet picnic meal at the concession stand and enjoy an outdoor picnic meal in our gardens!

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