‘The Machine Stops’ blends opera, sci-fi and rock to showcase Iowa talent, explore a tech dystopia

Not everyone sits at home dreaming of attending an opera. But it might just be time to start. The Machine Opera Company is bringing an exciting new modern opera to the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. The Machine Stops […]

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Jane Smiley’s Iowa-set classic ‘A Thousand Acres’ is adapted to the stage for Des Moines Metro Opera’s 50th

When an arts organization celebrates 50 years of sharing wonderful work with enraptured audiences, the time is right to do something exceptional. The question, of course, is what that something should be. For the Des Moines Metro Opera, the answer […]

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New opera ‘Orphan Train to Iowa’ brings a dark but hopeful history to the Coralville stage

A little-known piece of Iowa history is coming to the stage in a one-night-only opera from the Crescendo Children’s Choir. Child and adult singers, including professional opera stars, will perform Orphan Train to Iowa: For the Love of Pete on […]

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Local opera troupe brings Mozart’s ‘Così fan tutte’ to Iowa City


Mozart’s Così fan tutte Locations, dates and times of performance vary (see below) Iowa City Concert Opera, one of eastern Iowa’s newest performing groups, will present their inaugural production this weekend: a concert version of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s well-known opera […]

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