New Season of "Arias in April" Begins April 1st

Mar 21, 2017

The lengthening days can only mean one thing: Spring has arrived, and with it comes Iowa Public Radio’s Arias in April series! For five weeks, listeners can tune in to enjoy opera productions from the Des Moines Metro Opera, UNI Opera Theatre, and Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre.

The Des Moines Metro Opera's "Orphee et Eurydice"
Credit Claire McAdams

Arias in April airs on Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 11:00 p.m. on Iowa Public Radio Classical. Please see IPR’s broadcast schedule below for the season overview, and take a look at the “At the Opera with IPR” webpage each week for individual program details. Arias in April begins with the Des Moines Metro Opera’s production of Verdi’s Falstaff on Saturday, April 1st and Sunday, April 2nd.

Iowa Public Radio’s 2017 Arias in April Series:

Des Moines Metro Opera

·         Massenet’s Manon: April 8 & 9

·         Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice: April 15 & 16

UNI Opera Theatre

·         Floyd’s Susannah: April 22 & 23

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre

·         Verdi’s La Traviata: April 29 & 30 

Des Moines Metro Opera

·         Verdi’s Falstaff: May 6 & 7