Indianola, IA — Iowa Public Television’s broadcast of “Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Manon” has won the 2017 Upper-Midwest Emmy in the Arts/Entertainment Program division. The 2017 Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Gala and awards ceremony was held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Radisson Blu Hotel at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. The team from Iowa Public Television that created “Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Manon” includes Judy Blank, Andrea Coyle, Chad Aubrey, Julie Knutson, Jim Leasure, David Feingold, Neal Kyer, Rick Fuller, Steve Carns, Phil Blobaum, Scott Faine and Darrin Clouse. This is the third year that one of IPTV’s broadcasts of a Des Moines Metro Opera production has been nominated in this category; DMMO’s Le Comte Ory from the 2014 season and Jenůfa from the 2015 season received nominations as well. “All of us at Des Moines Metro Opera congratulate Iowa Public Television on this recognition of their broadcast of Manon, filmed during our 2016 Summer Festival Season,” said Michael Egel, DMMO’s General and Artistic Director. “The extraordinary caliber of IPTV’s efforts coupled with DMMO’s commitment to high quality artistic experiences has created wonderful viewing opportunities for an ever-growing number of people. We are grateful to the artists, donors and IPTV personnel who have made these broadcasts possible over the last five seasons.”