Annual Fund

You can make the difference!

We invite you to make a gift to Des Moines Metro Opera. Contributions to the annual fund enable DMMO to continue a 45 year tradition of artistic excellence and sound fiscal management.

Ticket sales cover less than 20% of Des Moines Metro Opera’s annual operating expenses, so we rely on the tremendous generosity of our donors to support the company’s record of artistic excellence. Your gift helps us continue a tradition of sound fiscal management while staging extraordinary productions, providing a stage for rapidly rising professional vocal talent, and serving the community with innovative learning programs and performances.

2018 Benefits of Giving


To learn more, please contact Ellen Diehl at 515-961-6221 or

Maximize your contribution through your employer’s Matching Gift Program. Please contact your office of Human Resources to see if your company participates.

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Words & Music at the Carnegie

For the past 30 years the iconic 1904 Indianola Carnegie Library has served as the administrative home to Des Moines Metro Opera. The time has come, however, to address pressing and significant building needs and to transform the library into a functional, accessible OPERA CENTER to support the program, education and community engagement components of DMMO.