Apprentice Artist Events

Celebrating its 44th year during the 2018 season, Des Moines Metro Opera's Apprentice Artist Program is a comprehensive career training program that bridges the gap between academic studies and a professional career in opera for some of the brightest and best talents in America. It is one of the oldest, largest and most respected programs of its kind in the United States.

Death by Aria

Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 6:00pm
Blank Performing Arts Center lobby

The 40 aspiring singers selected as 2018 Apprentice Artists open the season in the theatre lobby with their signature aria. Come early, leave if you must, but enjoy all (or a portion of) the evening's music during this popular event!

Stars of Tomorrow

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 7:00pm
Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University
Tickets: $25/adults, $10/students

Discover opera's rising stars at one unforgettable concert! Chosen from over 1,000 applicants and live auditions in New York, Chicago, Houston, Cincinnati and Des Moines, the 40 members of our Apprentice Artist Program take the stage for one-night only to perform opera's greatest duets, trios and ensembles alongside our acclaimed Festival Orchestra.