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
Michael W. Egel General & Artistic Director
Blake Carlson Communications and Engagement Director
Elyse Morris Annual Fund Director and Board Liaison
Kaylah Rude Guest Services and Education Director
Chari Kruse Administrative Assistant
Bridget Anderson Assitant Production Manager
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 Marketing and PR Director
Kimberly Dragelevich Creative Director
Position Job Type Posted
Office and Company Manager Full-Time 01/20/2023
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