Our Mission

The mission of Des Moines Metro Opera is to create distinctive theatrical experiences and inspirational learning opportunities for artists and audiences of the 21st century.


Inspire diverse audiences through statewide educational programs and unique community collaborations.

Encourage established and emerging artists and administrators to produce their best work through a creative, inclusive environment.

Curate innovative repertory from four centuries of composition presented at the highest levels of artistic and vocal achievement.

Impact the economic vitality of the Greater Des Moines region through programming that generates national and international tourism.

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