Full Dates Announced for Des Moines Metro Opera

Daveed is extremely excited to announce that he will spend this summer as a young artist at the prestigious apprentice artist program at Des Moines Metro Opera! 

"Celebrating its 44th year during the 2018 season, Des Moines Metro Opera's Apprentice Artist Program is a comprehensive career training program that bridges the gap between academic studies and a professional career in opera for some of the brightest and best talents in America. It is one of the oldest, largest and most respected programs of its kind in the United States."

Daveed is very excited to announce his full dates as an apprentice artist! 

Death By Aria May 26th at 6 PM in the Blank Performing Arts Center Lobby

Join Daveed as he takes the stage as one of the  40 aspiring singers selected as 2018 Apprentice Artists open the season. Death by aria will take place in the theatre lobby with each artist performing their signature aria. Come early, leave if you must, but enjoy all (or a portion of) the evening's music during this popular event!


Apprentice Artis Scenes June 8th at 1:30 PM in Lekberg Hall

Daveed will be singing the role of Lysander in "The Lover's Quarrel" from Benjamin Britten's "A Midsummer Night's Dream", and the role of Fenton in Act 1 Scene 2 of Giuseppe Verdi's 'Falstaff" as part of the DMMO Apprentice Artist Scenes Program.

Rusalka June 22nd July 1st, 3rd, 6th & 14th at the Blank Performing Arts Center

Based on a familiar fairy tale, Rusalka features a beautiful water nymph who falls in love with a human prince and will do anything to escape her enchanted moonlit world to become human. She sacrifices everything to be a part of his life, but her wish comes at a very high price. Daveed will participate as a member of the ensemble.


Die Fledermaus June 23rd, 24th, 29th July 7th, 12th, 15th at the Blank Performing Arts Center

Die Fledermaus is the supreme example of Viennese operetta and will make its triumphant return to DMMO's mainstage after a near 30-year absence! Daveed will perform as a member of the ensemble.

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Apprentice Artis Scenes June 27th at 1:30 PM in Lekberg Hall

Daveed will be singing the role of Don Ottavio in the act 1 quartet of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" as part of Des Moines Metro Opera's Apprentice Artist Scenes Program.

The Tender Land July 5th and 8th at Maytag Dairy Farms

Aaron Copland's The Tender Land is a vivid portrait of the rural Midwest, youthful spirit and the American dream come to life. 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. Daveed will perform as a member of the ensemble.

Stars of Tomorrow Gala July 11th at 7 PM at Drake University

Discover opera's rising stars at one unforgettable concert! Chosen from over 1,000 applicants and live auditions in New York, Chicago, Houston, Cincinnati and Des Moines, the 40 members of our Apprentice Artist Program take the stage for one-night only to perform opera's greatest duets, trios and ensembles alongside our acclaimed Festival Orchestra.


Also make sure to reserve your tickets for DMMO's production of Jonathan Dove's contemporary masterpiece "Flight."


You can learn more about Des Moines Metro Opera and this upcoming season by clicking here