About Des Moines Metro Opera, Inc.
Des Moines Metro Opera is a major American summer opera festival and is the states largest performing arts organization, annually producing over 100 performances in the metro area and around the region. The companys summer festival season runs from May through July of each year during which three operas are performed in repertory for 15 mainstage performances. The summer festival season takes place in the intimate 467-seat Pote Theater at the Blank Center for the Performing Arts in Indianola, Iowa.
Unique among local arts organizations and national opera companies, the companys programming encompasses a distinctive mix of styles from five centuries of composition, presented in original productions that transport audiences to the intersection of art and ideas. Utilizing a spectacular array of professional talent assembled from over 1,000 national applicants, we demonstrate that opera is a contemporary and creative art form. Whether its a classic reimagined for the 21st century or a contemporary work, the companys programming commitment offers high-quality productions in one of Americas most unique and intimate theatres.