What is it? Some of central Iowa’s finest chefs will join with Iowa vintners, brewers and distributors to literally wine and dine patrons with their signature offerings. We’ll be there with some of our fantastic Olive Oils and Balsamics.
What’s it for? The Wine and Food Showcase benefits both Des Moines Metro Opera’s main stage opera productions as well as their educational and cultural programs, including OPERA Iowa Educational Touring Troupe and the Apprentice Artist Program.
After-party plans. New this is Club Opera, the company’s dance and opera-themed after party, at nearby Big City Burgers and Greens (in Capitol Square, 5th and Walnut), from 8:30pm. The party features music from DJ John Solarz and will include special performances from Des Moines Metro Opera singers singing techno-inspired opera classics like they’ve never been heard before. Your ticket to the Wine & Food Showcase gets you into the Club Opera after-party. If other friends want to join you there later, single tickets to the after party are $10.
How do I get a ticket? Tickets to Des Moines Metro Opera Wine & Food Showcase are $50 each at the door, or $40 when purchased in advance online (here’s the link) or by phone at (515) 961-6221. VIP tickets are also available for $100 each and include admission plus access to the pre-event VIP tastings plus access to the VIP Lounge during the event.