The Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) received national press in the June issue of Opera News magazine. The issue called DMMO an "Essential Unexpected U.S. Summer Opera Venue." The article says "It might seem odd to encounter a first-rate opera festival in out-of-the-way Indianola, Iowa, baking in the heat of a Midwestern summer. But each June and July, Des Moines Metro Opera presents a trio of operas at its 467-seat theater, where the musical and production values are impressively high." The opera this year will feature Romeo and Juliet, Peter Grimes and Elektra. Click here for the full opera calendar.