Opera in Indianola: Behind the Scenes & Two Professional Mainstage Performances
Enjoy an in-depth look at the Des Moines Metro Opera as you attend two performances, see an apprentice concert, visit backstage and learn what it takes to put on a world-class show!
Rating (5)
Program No. 20661RJ
7 days
Starts at

At a Glance

Since its founding in 1973, Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) has grown to become one of the most respected performing arts organizations in the nation: a progressive company with a national reputation for excellence, diversity and vitality. Attend two mainstage DMMO productions on the Simpson College campus and go behind-the scenes to learn how the magic happens through interactive sessions with professional opera singers, conductors, stage directors, technicians, stage combat coaches and make-up artists. Guest appearances and surprises from the opera company are "routine" in this Road Scholar program!

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy prime seating for mainstage performance of Britten's "Billy Budd" and Puccini's "Turandot."
  • Attend an Apprentice Artist concert and reception, a Chamber Music concert and have a special opportunity to mix and mingle with apprentices, coaches and stars.
  • Observe rehearsals (as available) and visit backstage to get first hand experience of how performances are crafted and polished.

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