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Dr. Naomi André to serve as Scholar-in-Residence during 2022 Festival Season

Monday, May 9, 2022

Indianola, IA – Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) names Dr. Naomi André as Scholar-in-Residence for the 2022 summer festival season. The residency is made possible through a Humanities Iowa Grant from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.  André is...

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The Wine, Food & Beer Showcase returns to downtown Des Moines on April 28

Monday, April 11, 2022

Des Moines, IA — Des Moines Metro Opera’s annual food and beverage fundraiser, the Wine, Food & Beer Showcase, will be held on Thursday, April 28 at the downtown Des Moines Marriott from 5:00-8:00pm. Featuring over...

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Groundbreaking production of Mozart's The Magic Flute kicks off DMMO's 50th Season

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Groundbreaking production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute kicks off Des Moines Metro Opera’s 50th Anniversary SeasonTwo performances: March 5-6 at the Des Moines Civic Center with the Des Moines Symphony in the pitLeadership funding...

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Des Moines Metro Opera names Allen Perriello as Director of Artistic Administration

Monday, January 3, 2022

Photo by Karli Cadel Photography Indianola, IA — Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) announced today that Allen Perriello has been named to the position of Director of Artistic...

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Des Moines Metro Opera Announces 50th Season repertory and 50 Next campaign

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Indianola, IA — Des Moines Metro Opera’s General and Artistic Director Michael Egel announced today the repertory for the company’s 50th Anniversary Season alongside the launch of the public phase of a $15 million fundraising campaign, 50 Next: Giving Voice to the Future. “I believe that every...

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Des Moines Metro Opera Awarded $50,000 Legacy Grant from Prairie Meadows

Monday, August 23, 2021

Legacy Grant will help fund the opera’s world premiere production of Kuster/Campbell’s A Thousand Acres Indianola, IA - Prairie Meadows recently awarded Des...

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Des Moines Metro Opera Announces $2 Million Gift in support of The Magic Flute and 50th Anniversary

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Indianola, IA — Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) today announced a $2 million leadership gift from Des Moines-based philanthropists Nix and Virginia Lauridsen in support of a ground-breaking production of Mozart’s The...

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Des Moines Metro Opera Receives $1 Million Gift from Frank R. Brownell III

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Des Moines Metro Opera Receives $1 Million Gift from Frank R. Brownell III The Company’s acclaimed 47-year-old young artist training program will become the Frank R. Brownell III Apprentice Artist ProgramIndianola, IA — Des...

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