July 18, 2022

Britten's 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