Des Moines Metro Opera recently announced its 2014 Summer Festival season lineup of three full-scale operas. Giuseppe Verdi's "La Traviata", Jake Heggie's "Dead Man Walking" and Gioachino Rossini's "Le Comte Ory," were selected by General and Artistic Director Michael Egel. Fifteen performances will be held between June 27 and July 20, 2014. The opera company also will extend its season with a Second Stage Series, with Gian Carlo Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors" on Dec. 6 and 7, 2013 at Hoyt Sherman Place; and Peter Brook's "The Tragedy of Carmen" will be held on July 10 and 19, 2014, at the Des Moines Social Club. Current subscription holders can renew their tickets now, and new subscriptions will go on sale to the general public on Oct. 1 by visiting