Des Moines Metro Opera http://iowapublicradio.org en Iowa's Symphonies Make Their Own Music This Season With New Commissions http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowas-symphonies-make-their-own-music-season-new-commissions <p>Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Symphonies of Iowa</em> showcases an encore broadcast of the wcfsymphony’s “Spaces: Mahler 1 and World Premiere” concert this week. The program, which includes two Canzon by Gabrieli and Mahler’s <em>Symphony No. 1</em> also features the world premiere of a new work by composer Brooke Joyce called <em>Une Cité Moderne</em>. Brooke currently serves as the Composer-in-Residence at Luther College and is the newly elected president of the Iowa Composers Forum.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:57:54 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 43183 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa's Symphonies Make Their Own Music This Season With New Commissions May IAS features Midwest International Piano Competition, Lowell Walter house, DMMO, and more! http://iowapublicradio.org/post/may-ias-features-midwest-international-piano-competition-lowell-walter-house-dmmo-and-more <p>As you dust off your gardening gloves for some May planting, let Iowa Public Radio sow a few upcoming arts-event seeds on the <em>Iowa Arts Showcase</em>. May’s line-up includes:</p><p>·&nbsp;<em>UNI’s Assistant Professor of Piano Dmitri Vorobiev and Associate Professor of Piano Sean Botkin as they discuss the inaugural Midwest International Piano Competition</em></p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 21:11:56 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 39763 at http://iowapublicradio.org May IAS features Midwest International Piano Competition, Lowell Walter house, DMMO, and more! From Bach to "Teeth," Amazing Iowa Weekend http://iowapublicradio.org/post/bach-teeth-amazing-iowa-weekend <p>Even I am a little stunned by how exciting, original - and <em>abundant </em>- the classical concerts are in Iowa this weekend. Here's a list (and please let me know if I've missed something! I'll add it -&nbsp;bsherman at iowapublicradio.org):</p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 14:18:20 +0000 Barney Sherman 39750 at http://iowapublicradio.org From Bach to "Teeth," Amazing Iowa Weekend DMMO's "Amahl" Sunday at Noon http://iowapublicradio.org/post/dmmos-amahl-sunday-noon <p>Join us at noon to hear Gian Carlo Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors" from the Des Moines Metro Opera. This modern classic tells the story of a poor mother and her crippled son, Amahl, discovering the healing power of love while giving shelter to the three Wise Men. This Performance Iowa broadcast was recorded on December 6-7, 2013, with Pierce Mansfield as Amahl, Julie Makerov as Amahl’s mother, and Todd Thomas as King Melchior.</p><p></p> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 04:09:17 +0000 Barney Sherman 33881 at http://iowapublicradio.org DMMO's "Amahl" Sunday at Noon Sarah Jane McMahon on Performance Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/sarah-jane-mcmahon-performance-iowa <p>Tune in Sunday at noon to hear the Des Moines Metro Opera recital of Sarah Jane McMahon on Performance Iowa.&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;Sarah has sung recently with the San Francisco Symphony, Munich Philharmonic, and Wiener Konzert Haus, in addition to singing opposite Placido Domingo in a gala concert. Sat, 07 Dec 2013 21:51:01 +0000 Barney Sherman 33194 at http://iowapublicradio.org Sarah Jane McMahon on Performance Iowa DMMO's "Elektra" on "Arias in April" http://iowapublicradio.org/post/dmmos-elektra-arias-april <p>Join us tonight at 7 or tomorrow at 2 pm<em>&nbsp;</em>as our "Arias in April"&nbsp;series continues with the Des Moines Metro Opera in Richard Strauss's &nbsp;<em>Elektra</em>. The beginning of a long collaboration between Strauss and the noted author Hugo von Hoffmansthal, the opera powerfully retells the Greek myth. For performers,&nbsp;<em>Elektra </em>still presents major challenges &nbsp;- which the DMMO surmounts with style. Tune in to hear them! Jacqueline Halbloom produced and hosts IPR's broadcast.</p><p></p> Sat, 19 Oct 2013 20:22:20 +0000 Barney Sherman 30828 at http://iowapublicradio.org DMMO's "Elektra" on "Arias in April" DMMO's "Extraordinary" 'Grimes' on RIGHT NOW http://iowapublicradio.org/post/dmmos-extraordinary-grimes-right-now <p>Benjamin Britten&nbsp;came to the USA in 1939, but sailed home to England in 1942. What had made his homesickness too powerful to ignore was reading the poetry of &nbsp;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Crabbe" target="_blank">George Crabbe</a>, which was set in Britten's home county of Suffolk. Sat, 12 Oct 2013 13:19:43 +0000 Barney Sherman 30494 at http://iowapublicradio.org DMMO's "Extraordinary" 'Grimes' on RIGHT NOW Opera in October (pt. 1): Romeo from DM http://iowapublicradio.org/post/opera-october-pt-1-romeo-dm <p>Tune in at noon as IPR&#39;s &quot;Opera in October&quot; series begins with the Des Moines Metro Opera&#39;s &quot;Romeo and Juliet.&quot; This production of Gounod&#39;s classic - known above all for its beautiful love duets - features Sara Gartland and Jason Slayden in the title roles. IPR&#39;s Jacqueline Halbloom produces and hosts the series.</p><p></p> Sat, 05 Oct 2013 16:59:00 +0000 Barney Sherman 30086 at http://iowapublicradio.org Opera in October (pt. 1): Romeo from DM Iowa Arts Showcase Today at 5 PM http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-arts-showcase-today-5-pm <p>Join Jacqueline Halbloom for previews of some major arts events in our state. This month, director Laura Johnson leads off, telling us about the production in Iowa City this weekend of Mozart's second-to-last opera, <em>La Clemenza di Tito</em>. Next comes David Janssen of the Brucemore in Cedar Rapids on this summer's events; then Hugh Pettersen of the Gallagher-Bluedorn in Cedar Falls tells us about the upcoming <em>Creme de la Creme 13</em>. Finally, Michael Egle of the Des Moines Metro Opera updates us on its next season. Hear them at 5 PM Saturday on IPR Classical.</p><p></p> Sat, 04 May 2013 03:07:06 +0000 Barney Sherman & jac 20233 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Arts Showcase Today at 5 PM DMMO's Eugene Onegin, Tonight at 7 pm http://iowapublicradio.org/post/dmmos-eugene-onegin-tonight-7-pm <p>An epic tale from Pushkin meets the irresistible melodies and dances of Tchaikovsky in <em>Eugene Onegin - </em>and you can hear the Des Moines Metro Opera's production in an encore broadcast on IPR's<em> Arias in April </em>series tonight, Saturday April 20th, at 7 p.m . Iowa’s own John Moore, who has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera, sings the title role, and Jane Shaulis, who has also sung at the Met, is Filippyevna. Other cast members include Jan Cornelius, Elise Qualgliata, and Cody Austin.</p><p></p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:14:56 +0000 Barney Sherman 19406 at http://iowapublicradio.org DMMO's Eugene Onegin, Tonight at 7 pm Arias in April Featuring Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin http://iowapublicradio.org/post/arias-april-featuring-tchaikovskys-eugene-onegin <p>On Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 7 p.m. Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Performance Iowa</em> presents <em>Arias in April</em> with an encore broadcast of Des Moines Metro Opera’s 2012 Fortieth Anniversary Festival Season performance of Tchaikovsky’s <em>Eugene Onegin</em>. This epic tale set from Pushkin’s novel in verse, tells the fateful story of youthful Tatiana falling in love with the mysterious and self-absorbed Onegin. Tchaikovsky’s irresistible melodies and trademark dances reflect the Russian atmosphere of his homeland. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 16:49:22 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18402 at http://iowapublicradio.org Arias in April Featuring Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin Arias in April Featuring Puccini's La Rondine http://iowapublicradio.org/post/arias-april-featuring-puccinis-la-rondine <p>Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Arias in April</em> features an encore broadcast of the Des Moines Metro Opera’s 2012 performance of La Rondine (The Swallow) on April 13, 2013 at 7 p.m. Des Moines Metro Opera chose to bring this opera to life once again for their Fortieth Anniversary 2012 season after also performing it in their first year. The cast includes Joyce El-Khoury as Magda de Civry, making her Des Moines Metro Opera debut after being featured in <em>Opera News </em>and John Viscardi performing the poet Prunier. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 16:38:38 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18397 at http://iowapublicradio.org Arias in April Featuring Puccini's La Rondine Arias in April featuring Mozart's Don Giovanni http://iowapublicradio.org/post/arias-april-featuring-mozarts-don-giovanni <p>Iowa Public Radio will celebrate Public Radio Music Month on Saturday evenings at 7 with <em>Arias in April</em>. Brought back by popular demand, Iowa Public Radio Classical will present encore broadcasts of the Des Moines Metro Opera’s 40<sup>th</sup> Anniversary season. We’ll also air again the UNI Opera Theatre’s production of <em>Die Fledermaus</em> and the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre’s <em>Merry Widow</em> performance.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 14:53:10 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18389 at http://iowapublicradio.org Arias in April featuring Mozart's Don Giovanni