July 18, 2022

Conducting "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Des Moines Metro Opera

"Under the direction of conductor Elizabeth Askren, the orchestra beautifully plays the music of Britten and lulls the audience into a dreamlike state from the beginning of the show."

- BroadwayWorld  

"Elizabeth Askren’s conducting captured the score’s magic"

- The Wall Street Journal

"With all the doom, gloom and dispiriting events dominating the news cycle, Des Moines Metro Opera served up a perfect antidote with a sassy yet classy staging of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream that was as invigorating as a refreshing sorbet." Opera Today