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Des Moines Metro Opera Presents: The Tender Land

  • Maytag Dairy Farms 2282 East 8th Street North Newton, IA, 50208 United States (map)

Aaron Copland's The Tender Land is a vivid portrait of the rural Midwest, youthful spirit and the American dream come to life. The beautiful story depicts the lives of Laurie, her family and two migrant workers in a quintessential coming of age story set during the Great Depression. The score is cut from the same cloth as that of Appalachian Spring - the melodic, folkish music that defines Copland.

Utilizing the gorgeous vistas of a rural Iowa landscape at sunset as a backdrop, this production will be presented outdoors and in partnership with the Maytag Dairy Farms in Newton, Iowa. Tickets on sale now for season subscribers.

Presented as part of DMMO's 2nd Stages Series