At the Opera with IPR
Saturdays at noon on IPR Classical
- Hosted by Jacqueline Halbloom
At the Opera with IPR showcases some of the best opera productions from Iowa and across the country. Join us weekly for productions by local and national companies, including the Des Moines Metro Opera, the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, the Met Opera, San Francisco Opera, and the Lyric Opera, among others.
At the Opera with IPR also interfaces and features Iowa’s universities and colleges, broadcasting performances from the University of Iowa Opera Theatre, the Iowa State University Theatre and Opera Studio, the University of Northern Iowa Opera Theatre, the Luther College Opera, and the Simpson College Opera.
Listen on Saturdays at noon on IPR Classical.
Please note that the normal Met Opera 2019-2020 season has ended. IPR is switching to classic opera productions from world-class opera houses around the globe.
Upcoming national opera performances that will air at noon on IPR Classical:
- June 13 - Puccini's Turandot
- June 20 - Verdi's Rigoletto
- June 27 - Bizet's The Pearl Fishers
- July 4 - Wagner's Die Walküre
- July 11 - Gounod's Faust
- July 18 - Gluck's Orphée et Eurydice
- July 25 - Bellini's I puritani
Upcoming Des Moines Metro Opera performances that will air at 7 p.m. on Saturdays on IPR Classical:
- June 27 - Puccini's Turandot (2012)
- July 4 - Donizetti's Don Pasquale (2011)
- July 11 - Jonathan Dove's Flight (2018)
- July 18 - Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin (2012)
These performances are broadcast in coordination with the DMMO Virtual 2020 festival season on Iowa PBS. For more information, visit www.desmoinesmetroopera.org