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DMMO announces director update for Strauss's Salome

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Indianola, IA — Des Moines Metro Opera announced today that Alison Pogorelc will make her company debut as stage director for Strauss’s Salome. Pogorelc replaces Nathan Troup, who withdrew from the...

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Des Moines Metro Opera Announces Cast Update for Pelléas & Mélisande

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Indianola, IA — Des Moines Metro Opera announced today a cast change for Debussy’s Pelléas & Mélisande, which opens Saturday, July 6. Making his company debut, baritone Edward Nelson will perform the role of...

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"American Apollo" Premieres at Des Moines Metro Opera on July 13

Monday, April 22, 2024

Indianola, IA — On Saturday, July 13, Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) adds a new work to the operatic repertory with the world premiere of American Apollo, a new opera by composer Damien Geter and librettist Lila Palmer. Originally conceived as a 20-minute chamber opera in 2021 as part of Washington National Opera’s American Opera Initiative, DMMO commissioned Geter and Palmer to expand and transform American...

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2024 Festival Season Update

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Indianola, IA — Des Moines Metro Opera’s Linda Koehn General and Artistic Director, Michael Egel, has announced updated casting and an additional performance for the company’s 2024 Festival Season. The season runs June 28 through July 21 and includes four mainstage productions—Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of...

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Des Moines Metro Opera Unveils Special Events

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Des Moines, IA — Des Moines Metro Opera has unveiled dates for two upcoming special events: its signature food and beverage fundraiser, the Wine, Food & Beer Showcase; and an Artist...

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Des Moines Metro Opera Announces 2024 Festival Season

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Indianola, IA — Des Moines Metro Opera’s Linda Koehn General and Artistic Director, Michael Egel, has announced the complete repertory for the company’s 2024 Festival Season. The productions include mainstage performances of Gioachino...

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