“Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Bon Appétit!” receives Emmy!

At the Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Awards on Saturday, November 14th, Iowa PBS’s broadcast of Des Moines Metro Opera presents Bon Appétit! won the 2020 Emmy in the Arts/Entertainment division! This marks the third Emmy win for Iowa PBS broadcasts of DMMO shows.

Joyce Castle as Julia Child in Bon Appétit!

The official nominees from the Arts/Entertainment division were:

Becoming Wild: Ryan Donato – Minnesota Wild Broadcasting

Delina White Fashion: Common Ground 1113 – Lakeland Public Television

Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Bon Appétit! – Iowa PBS
Judy Blank, Producer/Editor
Andrea Coyle, Executive Producer
Chad Aubrey, Engineer in Charge
Julie Knutson, Technical Director
Neal Kyer, Video Engineer/Editor
Jim Leasure, Audio
Kevin Rivers, Audio
Phil Blobaum, Camera
Darrin Clouse, Camera
Scott Faine, Camera
Phong Duong, Graphic Artist
Brent Willett, Graphic Artist

One Last Song – Forum Communications/Click Content Studios

Signing Off – WDSE-TV

This is the sixth consecutive nomination for one of Iowa PBS’s broadcasts of a Des Moines Metro Opera production in this category. DMMO’s Le Comte Ory (2014), Jenůfa (2015), Manon (2016), Billy Budd (2017), and Rusalka (2018) received nominations as well. In addition to the honor of being nominated, Iowa PBS’s broadcasts of Manon and Billy Budd were selected as the winners of this category in their respective years.

Congratulations to Judy Blank and the crew at Iowa PBS for their remarkable work and well-deserved recognition! Bravi tutti! Des Moines Metro Opera is committed to maintaining a strong, collaborative relationship with both Iowa PBS and Iowa Public Radio while assisting in their mission to inform, enrich and engage Iowans through high quality news and cultural programming.

Visit the production history page to learn more about Bon Appétit!

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