Opera Gala 2023

  • 601 Sixth Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Presented By: American Enterprise Group
  • Dates: June 10, 2023
  • Location: American Enterprise Group Headquarters
  • Start/End Time: 5:30 PM
  • Price: varies - see website
  • Overview

    Join Des Moines Metro Opera as it celebrates the opening of the 51st Festival Season! The Opera Gala promises to be an elegant evening featuring a cocktail hour, plated dinner & performances by mainstage artists, followed by an afterparty!

    This year’s Opera Gala takes place in one of downtown Des Moines’ iconic buildings­­—the American Enterprise Group’s national headquarters, formerly known as the American Republic Insurance Building. The building was designed & constructed in 1965 by Gordon Bunshaft, renowned architect & leading proponent of modern design, while with the New York office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Upon opening the building was featured in LIFE magazine & deemed “the talk of the Midwest.” The American Enterprise Group received an Honor Award for Architecture from the American Institute of Architects in 1967. In 2015, the building was painstakingly restored & won an additional AIA Honor Award for Architecture & an American Architecture Award from The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture & Design, The European Centre for Architecture Art Design & Urban Studies Metropolitan Arts Press. From inception, American Enterprise Group’s art collection was integral to the architecture and distributed throughout public and private areas. The building fuses workplace with this significant art collection creating a museum within an office. 

    Opera Gala Afterglow - Tickets to the OPERA Gala Afterglow are $75 & include hosted bar, complimentary valet parking, coffee & desserts. 

    Gala Table Sponsor Package (table of 10): $5,000
    Gala Sponsor Package (two tickets): $1,500
    Gala Table of 10: $2,500
    Individual Gala Ticket: $250
    Gala Afterglow ticket: $75