DSM Metro Opera Opens 46th Season

INDIANOLA, Iowa – Des Moines Metro Opera celebrates 46 years with four different shows this summer season.

The season begins Friday June 22nd with the opera “Rusalka.” The opera originally premiered in Prague in 1901.

Other shows being featured this season include: Die Fledermaus, Flight and The Tender Land.

"Flight" Stage Director Kristine Mclntyre said the opera "Flight" takes place in a modern setting.

"One of the great things in opera right now is that it's just like this golden age of TV that we are living through. All of these modern composers are writing stories that are our stories. They are about everyday people," Mclntyre said.

General Director Michael Egel said about half of the audience is made up of Des Moines residents, while the other half is from people across the country.

"We have people working 24 hours a day resetting from floor to ceiling  costumes, lighting, sets, everything for the next nights opera. We do it in revolving repertory so people can come for a weekend and see all of our shows on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday series," Egel said.

Shows for the season run June through the end of July. Learn more about the Des Moines Metro Opera here.