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 as the 2020 winner of the Arts and Entertainment - Program division.

Indianola, IA - Iowa PBS’s broadcast of Des Moines Metro Opera presents Bon Appétit! has been nominated for an Upper Midwest Regional Emmy in the Arts/Entertainment division!

This is the sixth consecutive nomination for one of Iowa PBS’s broadcasts of a Des Moines Metro Opera production in this category. DMMO’s Le Comte Ory (2014), Jenufa (2015), Manon (2016), Billy Budd (2017), and Rusalka (2018) received nominations as well. In addition to the honor of being nominated, Iowa PBS’s broadcasts of Manon and Billy Budd were selected as the winners of this category in their respective years.

"Des Moines Metro Opera presents Bon Appétit!" was recorded live at the opening night performance of DMMO's new production on July 18, 2019. Acclaimed mezzo-soprano Joyce Castle starred as the master chef herself, Julia Child, with Elden Little at the piano. The production was directed by Nathan Troup and featured scenic design by Adam Crinson, lighting design by Nate Wheatley, costume design by Heather Lesieur and wig/make-up design by Sarah Norton.

View the full list of Upper Midwest Regional Emmy nominees >

The official nominees from the Arts/Entertainment division are:

Becoming Wild: Ryan Donato – Minnesota Wild Broadcasting

Delina White Fashion: Common Ground 1113 – Lakeland Public Television

Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Bon Appétit! – Iowa PBS
Judy Blank, Producer/Editor
Andrea Coyle, Executive Producer
Chad Aubrey, Engineer in Charge
Julie Knutson, Technical Director
Neal Kyer, Video Engineer/Editor
Jim Leasure, Audio
Kevin Rivers, Audio
Phil Blobaum, Camera
Darrin Clouse, Camera
Scott Faine, Camera
Phong Duong, Graphic Artist
Brent Willett, Graphic Artist

One Last Song – Forum Communications/Click Content Studios

Signing Off – WDSE-TV