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Flower - Rappaccini's Daughter

  • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden 909 Robert D. Ray Dr Des Moines, IA, 50316 United States (map)

In July, Des Moines Metro Opera will offer Rappaccini’s Daughter by Daniel Catán at the newly remodeled Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Utilizing the gorgeous natural backdrop of the newly created outdoor Celebration Lawn, and based on a short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the opera brings to life the tale of a doctor who seeks to protect and control his daughter by keeping her locked in a garden where he experiments with poisonous plants. When a young student falls in love with her, he is faced with the knowledge that his love may lead to his death. The gorgeous natural vistas of the new outdoor spaces at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden and collaborative efforts around community education/engagement will make this unforgettable opera into an event not-to-be-missed. Tickets go on sale on March 2, 2015.

Daniel Catán / Rappaccini’s Daughter

EVENING SHOWS July 9 | July 12

This production will be performed outdoors at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.
Tickets are general seating and will go on sale March 2. 2015. A ‘rain’ date will be announced in the spring of 2015.

An Opera in One Act
Libretto by Juan Tovar based on the play by Octavio Paz and the short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
First performance: Mexico City; Palacio de Bellas Artes, 1991

***Taken from the Des Moines Metro Opera website***

Earlier Event: July 7
Ensemble - Jenůfa
Later Event: July 10
Ensemble - Jenůfa