"An ideal introduction to the art form.... the most cogent [Manon] in memory" - that's what Opera News said about Des Moines Metro Opera's "meticulously crafted" Massenet. Hear it Saturday at 8PM or Sunday at 3PM on IPR's "Operas in October" series, hosted and produced by Jacqueline Halbloom. The Des Moines Register wrote, "If you’re looking for high theatrical glamor and exceptionally fine singing, you can hardly do better." Opera News agreed: "Sydney Mancasola was an enchanting Manon, her soprano radiant... Joseph Dennis's tenor [has] an appealing baritonal overlay.... yet he ably finessed a delicately floated head voice..." - and it continued through the whole cast. We'll summarize: you just gotta hear it! Join us!