Taylor Raven, Christian Van Horn, Sara Gartland, Matthew Cairns Headline Des Moines Metro Opera’s 2023 Season

Des Moines Metro Opera has announced its 2023 Festival season. The season opens with “Carmen.” Taylor Raven stars in the title role alongside tenor Matthew Cairns. Kelly Kuo conducts. Performance Dates: June 30 – July 23, 2023 Christian Van Horn and Sara Gartland star in “Bluebeard’s Castle.” Kristine McIntyre direct with David Neely conducting. Performance Dates: July 1 – 22, {…}

Allen Perriello Appointed Director of Artistic Administration at Des Moines Metro Opera

(Credit: Karli Cadel Photography) Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) has announced that Allen Perriello has been named to the position of Director of Artistic Administration for the company beginning Feb. 16, 2022. Most recently, Perriello was the Head of Music at Minnesota Opera. Simultaneously, he was the Director of the Young Artists Program at The Glimmerglass Festival, overseeing the auditioning, {…}

Des Moines Metro Opera Receives Major Gift for ‘Magic Flute’ Production

Nix and Virginia Lauridsen donated $2 million to the Des Moines Metro Opera Foundation, in support of the company’s production “The Magic Flute.” “This is no ordinary ‘Magic Flute’ and Nix and Virginia Lauridsen are visionary philanthropists, transforming our region through leadership support. They understand the value of a vibrant Arts and Culture sector to our community,” said Michael Egel, {…}