Professional Company Member

Des Moines Metro Opera

Create distinctive theatrical experiences and inspirational learning opportunities for artists and audiences of the 21st century


  • Inspire diverse audiences through statewide educational programs and unique community collaborations

  • Encourage established and emerging artists and administrators to produce their best work through a creative, inclusive environment

  • Curate innovative repertory from four centuries of composition presented at the highest levels of artistic and vocal achievement

  • Impact the economic vitality of the Greater Des Moines region through programming that generates national and international tourism

    Upcoming Events
    Title Date & Time
    Carmen June 30, 2023, 7:30 PM
    Carmen June 30, 2023, 7:30 PM
    Bluebeard's Castle July 01, 2023, 7:30 PM
    Carmen July 02, 2023, 2:00 PM
    Carmen July 02, 2023, 2:00 PM
    Carmen July 07, 2023, 7:30 PM
    Carmen July 07, 2023, 7:30 PM
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    Name Title
    Blake Carlson Communications and Donor Engagement Manager
    Elyse Morris Development Manager
    Kaylah Hicok Guest Services and Education Manager
    Chari Kruse Administrative Assistant
    Mark Dorr Orchestra Personnel and Operations Manager
    Cynthia Stacy Orchestra librarian
    David Neely Music Director & Principal Conductor
    Lisa Hasson Chorus Master and Director of the Apprentice Artist Program
    Tim McMillin Director of Advancement
    Elaine Raleigh Director of Business and Finance
    Bearclaw Hart Director of Production
    Allen Perriello Director of Artistic Administration
    Scott Arens Director of Marketing and PR
    Kimberly Dragelevich Creative Director
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