John Holiday, Zachary Nelson, Zoie Reams, Alexander Elliott Birch to headline Des Moines Metro Opera Summer Festival 2021
The Des Moines Metro Opera has announced its 2021 summer festival which will run from July 2 to 25.
The company announced that its new season had been developed in collaboration with the Medical Advisory Board and that the 225 members of the company had completed a series of COVID-19 vaccinations before they arrived for the festival. In addition, all members of the public will be required to provide a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the performance or a vaccination record. Finally, the company will partner with Simpson College and Waldinger Corporation to install additional air exchange systems that will provide increased ventilation in the theater to more than three times the minimum industry requirements.
The season will open with a production of “Sweeney todd»Titled by Zachary Nelson and starring Lucy Schaufer, Ben Edquist, Grace Kahl, Wayne Tigges, Zoie Reams, Corey Bix, Peter Scott Drackley and Christian Sanders. David Neely directs a production directed by Kristine McIntyre.
Performance dates: July 2-25, 2021
The next step is a production of “The queen of spadesWith Jonathan Burton, Sara Gartland, Joyce Castle, Benjamin Taylor, Taylor Raven, Alexander Birch Elliott and Symone Harcum. David Neely directs a production by Matthew Ozawa.
Performance dates: July 3 to 24, 2021
The next step is Rameau’s.PlatéeWhich will feature Taylor Stayton, Scott Conner, Elizabeth Sutphen, Alexander Elliott Birth, Jonas Hacker, Zoie Reams, Alex Rosen, Benjamin Taylor, Cadie Jordan, James Stevens and Véronique Filloux. Gary Thor Wedow is directing a production directed by Chas Rader-Shieber.
Performance dates: July 10-23, 2021
Joseph Lattanzi, Christian Sanders, Grace Kahl, Amanda Sheriff, Nathaniel Hill, Claire Lopatka, Benjamin Taylor, Craig Juricka, Kellen Schrimper, Brandon Bell and Ryan Wolfe make the headlines “Travel companionsWhich will be directed by Marcus Shields and directed by Carolyn Watson.
Date of performance: July 17, 2021
Finally, John Holiday will perform in a recital entitled “The John Holiday experience. The showcase will feature music from composers such as Stevie Wonder, George Gershwin and Thelonius Monk, among others.
Date of performance: July 11, 2021