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Porgy and Bess

  • 513 North D Street | Indianola, IA 50125
  • Presented By: Des Moines Metro Opera
  • Dates: 7/1/2022, 7/3/2022, 7/8/2022, 7/14/2022, 7/16/2022, 7/21/2022, 7/24/2022
  • Location: Des Moines Metro Opera Theatre
  • Phone: (515) 961-6221
  • Price: See website
  • Overview

    Hailed as the first American opera, Porgy and Bess has garnered critical acclaim and inspired passionate reactions since its premiere. Featuring some of the most beautiful and beloved songs ever written, a wealth of musical excellence pours out of a neighborhood that oppression can’t keep down. Porgy and Bess shines a light on a chapter from our past as culturally challenging as its songs and characters are universally cherished. The work sparks conversations that are as passionate and relevant today as ever.

    Our production will be offered in collaboration with and in honor of Iowa’s own international opera star Simon Estes on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his historic Metropolitan Opera debut. He will serve as Producing Advisor for the Iowa premiere of what is perhaps the greatest American opera.