Set in 1797 during the Napoleonic Wars, Billy Budd transforms a British man-o-war into a floating world where there’s no escape from the clash of men’s virtues and the cost of human error. Experience Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Billy Budd, the world premiere of the new orchestration.

This preview feature includes behind-the- scenes interviews with DMMO General and Artistic Director Michael Egel, Conductor David Neely, Stage Director Kristine McIntyre, and principal cast members.