Expanded Repertory!

The past Year has seen many new VERY successful debuts! Florestan, Don Carlos, and Manrico have all received glowing reviews. Also successful returns to Johnson, Calaf, and Don Jose.

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June 27, July 4, 12, 14, 17,

La Fanciulla Del West  Dick Johnson

Des Moines Metro Opera

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Manrico Debut Success!!

New to KO was Jonathan Burton, whose role of Manrico, the title’s troubadour, was a perfect vehicle for his warmly appealing and exceedingly attractive spinto tenor voice. Burton’s exceptional lyrical quality throughout a range of dynamics was matched by equal measures of turmoil and tension as well, evidenced by Act III’s “Di quella pira,” in which Manrico frantically urges the rescue of his gypsy mother from Count di Luna’s army.

Alan Sherrod

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