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Ausrine Stundyte as Cio-Cio-San, Elizabeth Janes as Butterfly’s child and Sarah Larsen as Suzuki in Seattle Opera's production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Photo by Elise Bakketun.
Des Moines Metro Opera
Carlisle Floyd
Floyd, Carlisle
Dave Losure Choreographer
Dugg McDonough Director
Mary Schaeffer-Losure Choreographer
Christine Seitz Assistant Director
Lisa Hasson Chorus Master
Joseph Mechavich Conductor
Christopher Zemliauskas Assistant Conductor
Barry Steele Lighting Designer
R. Keith Brumley Scenic Designer
Robin McGee Costume Designer
Comments: Yasuko Oura & Michael Sakir Musical Preparation
Robin Buerger & Melodys Makings Costume Construction
Arnold Millinery Millinery
Kathleen Stakenas Stage Manager
Opening Date: Saturday, July 03, 2010
Venue & 
Performance Dates:
Blank Performing Arts Center
July 3,7,11m,16
Cast Information:
Elder Gleaton J. Adam Shelton
Elder Hayes Anthony Webb
Elder McClean David Ward
Elder Ott Peter Tomaszewski
Little Bat Travis Richter
Mrs. Gleaton Lindsay Davis
Mrs. Hayes Kristin Titus
Mrs. McLean Cindy Sadler
Mrs. Ott Danielle Wright
Olin Blitch John Marcus Bindel
Sam Polk Benjamin Bongers
Susannah Beverly O'Regan Thiele
Company Information
Des Moines Metro Opera
Address:  106 West Boston Avenue, Indianola IA 50125-1836 United States
Web site:
Phone:  515-961-6221
Fax:  515-961-8175

Mission Statement/Description:
" The mission of Des Moines Metro Opera, Inc. is to operate, in the area of Des Moines, Iowa, a progressive opera company with a national reputation which fosters excellence, diversity and vitality of the arts in the United States by: PRODUCING opera as a living art form through performance and composition; OFFERING a stage for American-trained principal artists; PROVIDING a high caliber Apprentice Artists program which provides greater than average opportunities for performance and participation in the production of opera; and, DEVELOPING a regional audience of all ages through educational outreach programs including OPERA Iowa and OPERAtion Opera. "
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Contact Us
330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
P 212-796-8620 • F 212-796-8621
From Airport:
The easiest way to reach the OPERA America offices is to get a cab at the airport. Cost is $40-45
(not including tip).
  • JFK - Take the AirTrain ($5 - approx. 15 minutes) to the Jamaica Street Station and transfer to the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). Take the LIRR to Penn Station ($12 - approx. 35 minutes). See Penn Station directions below.
  • LaGuardia - Take the M60 Bus to the Hoyt Ave/31st Street. Get on the or Train and take that to 42nd/Times Square Station. Follow the Times Square Station directions below.
  • Newark - Take the New Jersey Transit train to Penn Station ($15 - approx. 45 min). See the Penn Station Directions below.

From Penn Station/Madison Square Garden:
Leave the station through the 7th Avenue/33rd Street exit and walk south for four blocks. The building is on
the right hand side.

From Grand Central Station:
Take the Train to the 42nd/Times Square station and transfer to the Train.
Take the Train to the 28th Street stop and walk north on 7th Avenue.
The building is on the same block as the train stop.

From 42nd Street/Times Square:
Take the Train to the 28th Street stop and walk north on 7th Avenue.
The building is on the same block as the train stop.

For more detailed directions, most up-to-date pricing or to specify a different starting location, please visit the
MTA Web site.