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DMMO Announces Grand Opening of The Lauridsen Opera Center

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Photo by Mark Davitt/Indianola Independent Advocate INDIANOLA, IA (June 24, 2019) — Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) is pleased to announce completion of The Lauridsen Opera Center, a...

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DMMO Announces Casting Update for Candide

Monday, June 3, 2019

Indianola, IA – Des Moines Metro Opera announces a casting update for the upcoming production of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide. Bass-baritone Kyle Albertson will assume...

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Des Moines Metro Opera Announces Staff Transitions

Thursday, May 2, 2019

(seated from L-R: Ellen Diehl, Timothy McMillin; standing from L-R: Michael Egel, Adam Bogh) Indianola, Iowa - Des Moines Metro Opera announced today that Ellen Diehl of...

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Des Moines Metro Opera Announces Additional Performance of Bon App├ętit!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

  Indianola, IA — Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) General and Artistic Director Michael Egel announced today that an additional performance of Lee Hoiby’s Bon...

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Des Moines Metro Opera Announces Casting for 47th Festival Season

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Indianola, IA — Des Moines Metro Opera’s (DMMO) General and Artistic Director, Michael Egel, is pleased to announce the full casting for the Company’s 47th Festival Season, which runs from June 28 through July 21, 2019, and offers 18...

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"Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Billy Budd" receives 2018 Upper Midwest Emmy!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Indianola, IA — Iowa Public Television’s broadcast of “Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Billy Budd” has won the 2018 Upper Midwest Emmy in the Arts/Entertainment Program division. The 2018 Upper...

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Des Moines Metro Opera and Iowa National Guard to Present Glory Denied at Camp Dodge

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Indianola, IA — After a sold-out run of the rock-infused opera Soldier Songs in 2017, Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) is set to present the second installment of a unique collaboration with the Iowa National Guard and Camp Dodge this November. DMMO opens its 47th Season this fall with a production of Tom Cipullo’s poignant and emotionally charged opera Glory Denied for three performances running November 16-18. As part of Des Moines Metro Opera’s 2nd...

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Des Moines Metro Opera Announces Repertory for 2019 Season

Thursday, June 21, 2018

    Indianola, IA – Michael Egel, General and Artistic Director of Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO), has announced the complete repertory for the Company’s 2019 Season, which includes its 47th Summer Festival and 2nd Stages Series. The...

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Internationally acclaimed countertenor John Holiday to perform in Des Moines on April 8

Monday, March 26, 2018

Indianola, IA — Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) is thrilled to announce an exciting concert and reception featuring internationally acclaimed countertenor John Holiday on Sunday, April 8 at 7:00pm. Featuring an eclectic mix of opera, jazz and gospel selections,...

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Des Moines Metro Opera Announces Casting for 46th Festival Season

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

  Indianola, IA — Des Moines Metro Opera’s (DMMO) General and Artistic Director, Michael Egel, is pleased to announce the full casting for the Company’s 46th Festival Season, which runs from June 22 through July 15, 2018, and offers 17...

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Des Moines Metro Opera's OPERA Iowa troupe kicks off 32nd annual tour

Monday, February 19, 2018

  Indianola, IA – The OPERA Iowa Educational Touring Troupe, an educational program of Des Moines Metro Opera, hits the road for its 32nd annual tour on February 26, 2018....

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2018 Wine & Food Showcase Scheduled for Friday, February 16

Thursday, January 25, 2018

  Indianola, IA — Des Moines Metro Opera’s (DMMO) annual Wine & Food Showcase will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm in the Des...

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Des Moines Metro Opera Capital Campaign Exceeds Goal

Monday, November 20, 2017

INDIANOLA, IA (Nov. 20, 2017) — Des Moines Metro Opera’s (DMMO) Words and Music at the Carnegie Capital Campaign has raised over $4 million, exceeding its original...

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"World Class Opera Grows Tall and Proud in the Corn Belt" - Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

JULY 11, 2017, 1:55PM  |  INDIANOLA, IOWA By John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune As you leave Des Moines and head south for about 18 miles along U.S....

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