Give the gift of opera this holiday season!


The Perfect Season for Opera Aficionados and Newcomers Alike!

Gift an experience that your loved ones will remember for years to come! Give the gift of DMMO this holiday season by purchasing a flexible gift certificate package for your friends and family. Our thrilling 45th Anniversary Season truly features a show for everyone. For the newcomer, a ticket to Puccini’s final masterpiece, Turandot, would be the perfect introduction to this wonderful art form. For the opera connoisseur, we recommend Benjamin Britten’s rarely-performed epic, Billy Budd. For the musical theatre lovers out there, tickets to Stephen Sondheim’s elegant A Little Night Music are a must! Tickets to our new production of David T. Little’s one-act opera Soldier Songs would be a thoughtful gift for veterans and those who have served our country. For those who love jazz, we recommend Astor Piazzolla’s Argentinian tango-opera, María de Buenos Aires. Know any foodies? Get them tickets to our popular Wine & Food Showcase, featuring over 40 of the best food, wine and beer vendors in Des Moines. Bring the whole family to our Stars of Tomorrow concert, featuring the hits of opera performed by our world-class Apprentice Artists and the Des Moines Metro Opera Festival Orchestra. A gift certificate from DMMO will provide your friends and family with the much-appreciated flexibility to choose a package that best fits their schedule and best suits their style.

Purchase a Des Moines Metro Opera Gift Certificate today by calling our box office at 515-961-6221.

Give the gift of song with the Lekberg Christmas Songbook!

This collection of 37 remarkable carols by Sven Lekberg is edited by Dr. Michael Patterson, long time DMMO employee and friend of the Company. The Lekbergs were mentors of Dr. Robert Larsen and hosts of other Simpson students. They were two of the founding members of the first Des Moines Metro Opera Guild and were longtime supporters of the Company. Holiday photographs of the Lekbergs, at Christmas with students and friends, punctuate this remarkable collection of manuscripts.

The entire collection includes a CD of the carols and makes a perfect holiday gift and musical adventure to experience. The CD concludes with an interview with Sven and Robert Larsen, with Dr. Lekberg at the piano performing his improvised fantasy of Jingle Bells.

Enjoy Christmas music that you’ve never heard before! The book sells for $25 and all proceeds go to the Sven and Mildred Lekberg Scholarship Fund. Call the DMMO office at 515-961-6221 to get your own copy of these wonderful holiday carols!

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