A Little Night Music - Des Moines Metro Opera

A Little Night Music - Des Moines Metro Opera

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"A summer night smiles three times," an old lady tells her granddaughter. "On the young, the fools, and the old.” Stephen Sondheim’s stunning tour de force musical whisks us away for a weekend in the country where old flames rekindle and love affairs ignite. Desiree Armfeldt, a famous actress, and her weekend guests, including an ex-lover, Fredrik and his much-younger bride, have their plans upset by her current paramour—a very jealous count. The hit "Send in the Clowns" and elegant waltzes drive this bittersweet comedy—the winner of six Tony awards including best musical, script, and score. Inspired by the Ingmar Berman film Smiles of a Summer Night, the production will feature sets and costumes by iconic American designer Isaac Mizrahi and stars audience favorites Kelly Kaduce and Joyce Castle.


Christian will be performing the role of Mr. Erlanson in this production.

June 24 | July 5 | July 7 | July 15 (7:30 PM)
July 2 (2 PM)


Billy Budd - Des Moines Metro Opera

Billy Budd - Des Moines Metro Opera

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One of opera’s most strikingly theatrical masterpieces, Billy Budd is Herman Melville’s classic American tale adapted by English novelist E.M. Forster. It tells the story of the persecution and destruction of a young sailor by a predatory master-at-arms. From rollicking sea shanties to bombastic choral episodes, Britten’s searing opera will roar to life in a spectacular new production that transforms a British man o’ war into a crucible for human faith and error. 


Christian will be performing the role of the Novice in this production.

July 1 | July 11 | July 14 (7:30 PM)

July 9 (2 PM)