At the Opera with IPR

Saturdays at 12 p.m. on IPR Classical

At the Opera with IPR showcases some of the best opera productions from Iowa and across the country. Join us weekly for productions by local and national companies, including the Des Moines Metro Opera, the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, the UNI School of Music/Opera Theatre, the Met Opera, San Fransisco Opera, and the Lyric Opera, among others. 


Metropolitan Opera:                     

March 25: Mozart’s Idomeneo  

April 1: Beethoven’s Fidelio        

April 8: Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde        

April 15: Verdi’s Aida     

April 22: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin  

April 29: Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer         

May 6: Alfano’s Cyrano de Bergerac       

May 13: R. Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier        

IPR's Arias in April (Saturdays 8-11 p.m. and Sundays 11 p.m. - 2 a.m.):

April 8-9: DMMO’s Manon

April 15-16: DMMO’s Orphée et Eurydice

April 22-23: UNI’s Susannah

April 29-30: CROT’s La Traviata

May 6-7: DMMO's Falstaff

Ways to Connect

Iowa Public Radio’s Performance Iowa presents Opera in October with the Des Moines Metro Opera’s 2012 Fortieth Anniversary Festival Season performance of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. 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. The Des Moines Metro Opera joins with Ballet Des Moines to bring this magnificent work to life.

Iowa Public Radio’s Performance Iowa features the Des Moines Metro Opera’s 2012 performance of La Rondine (The Swallow.) Des Moines Metro Opera chose to bring this opera to life once again for their Fortieth Anniversary 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 Opera News and John Viscardi performing the poet Prunier.

Iowa Public Radio’s Performance Iowa kicks off their Opera in October series with performances featuring the Des Moines Metro Opera’s Fortieth Anniversary season.  Iowa Public Radio’s first broadcast showcases the Des Moines Metro Opera’s production of Mozart’s masterpiece Don Giovanni. The cast includes Marjorie