New Broadcast Season of "Arias in April" Begins April 4

Mar 17, 2015

Iowa Public Radio’s Arias in April program is back with a month of exciting Iowa-produced operas. Our series features the Des Moines Metro Opera’s 2014 summer season and productions by Luther College Opera and the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre. 

In the Des Moines Metro Opera production of Heggie's "Dead Man Walking," Sister Helen Prejean, played by mezzo-soprano Elise Quagliata, is led through a cell block on her way to her first meeting with convict Joseph De Rocher.
Credit Des Moines Metro Opera

For five weeks, listeners can tune in on Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 10 p.m. to enjoy a different production each weekend of Iowa Public Radio’s Arias in April. Check IPR’s broadcast schedule below for program details. Iowa Public Radio’s Arias in April begins with Des Moines Metro Opera’s production of Verdi’s La Traviata on Saturday, April 4, 2015.

Des Moines Metro Opera

  • Verdi’s La Traviata: April 4-5
  • Heggie’s Dead Man Walking: April 11-12
  • Rossini’s Le Comte Ory: April 18-19

Luther College Opera

  • Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi: April 25-26

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre

  • Bizet’s Carmen: May 2-3