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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...

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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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"Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Manon" receives Upper-Midwest Emmy

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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...

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A Transgender Story Told Through Song Opens DMMO's 46th Season

Monday, August 28, 2017

Presented in partnership with One Iowa and Transformations Iowa; both organizations will facilitate talk-back sessions immediately following each performance Baritone (and Milford, IA native) John Moore and mezzo-soprano Elise Quagliata share the role of Hannah, the sole transgender protagonist in this tale of discovery, understanding and acceptance Performances to take place on November 17, 18 and 19 in the days leading up to Transgender Day of Remembrance on Monday, November 20 Indianola, IA — Des Moines Metro Opera opens its 46th Season on November 17 with As One, a one-act chamber...

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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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Des Moines Metro Opera Announces Repertory for 2018 Season

Monday, June 19, 2017

Season includes Company premieres of Dvoƙák’s Rusalka, Dove’s Flight, Kaminsky/Campbell/Reed’s As One and Copland’s The Tender Land as well as a new production of Strauss’ Die Fledermaus  New subscriptions on sale starting October 2, 2017; single tickets on sale starting February 1,...

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