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Bass-baritone Simon Estes and philanthropist Linda Koehn Honored by OPERA America

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

New York, NY – Iowa native and Bass-Baritone Simon Estes and Des Moines Philanthropist Linda Koehn will be among those honored as leaders in opera as part of OPERA America Salutes; an event honoring...

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Des Moines Metro Opera Announces 2023 Festival Season

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Indianola, IA — Des Moines Metro Opera’s General and Artistic Director, Michael Egel, has announced the complete repertory for the company’s 2023 Festival Season. The productions include mainstage performances of Georges Bizet’s beloved classic, Carmen, Bartók’s...

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International opera star Simon Estes returns home to say goodbye

Thursday, June 16, 2022

International opera star Simon Estes returns home to say goodbye  Des Moines Metro Opera hosts Mr. Estes’ final operatic performance in honor of the company’s 50thanniversary season  Indianola, IA –...

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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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