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DMMO presents Zachary James on Broadway on March 19

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Zachary James on Broadway on March 19 INDIANOLA, IA — Des Moines Metro Opera’s (DMMO) Virtual Concert Series continues next month with Zachary James on Broadway, which premieres...

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DMMO's Anniversary Projects Director, Ellen Diehl, to Retire January 31

Friday, January 22, 2021

Pictured: Ellen Diehl and Michael Egel at the Lauridsen Opera CenterIndianola, IA —Des Moines Metro Opera’s General and Artistic Director, Michael Egel, announced...

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"Des Moines Metro Opera presents Bon Appétit!" receives Upper Midwest Emmy

Thursday, November 19, 2020

UPDATE: "Des Moines Metro Opera presents Bon Appétit!" has won the 2020 Upper Midwest Regional Emmy! At their awards ceremony on Saturday, November 14th, Iowa PBS's broadcast was announced...

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Des Moines Metro Opera Announces 2021 Summer Festival Repertory

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Indianola, IA – Des Moines Metro Opera’s General and Artistic Director, Michael Egel, announced today the repertory for the organization’s 2021 Summer Festival, which will run July 2 through July 25, 2021. After an overwhelming response...

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DMMO and Iowa PBS to stream four productions through Virtual Festival

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Indianola, IA — Following the cancellation of the 2020 Festival Season, Des Moines Metro Opera and Iowa PBS have formed a unique partnership to bring the opera season into a digital format with online streams and televised broadcasts of...

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A statement from the General & Artistic Director regarding COVID-19

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

UPDATE (4/7/2020) We are family at Des Moines Metro Opera. A family of artists, donors, volunteers and audience members who understand the value of shared artistic experiences....

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