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Announcing the 2016-17 Season!

Catch a Rising Star - Oct 16, 2016
Sounds of the Season - Dec 9, 2016
Three Decembers - Jan 20 & 22, 2017
The Elixir of Love - Mar 24 & 26, 2017
2017 Vocal Competition - May 6 & 7, 2017






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Catch a Rising Star

Sunday, October 16, 2016
Brock Recital Hall, Samford University

Be there to kick off the season and help launch the career of one our nation’s most talented rising opera stars! Catch a Rising Star features baritone Alex DeSocio, winner of the 2016 Opera Birmingham Vocal Competition.

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Sounds of the Season

Friday, December 9, 2016
Brock Recital Hall, Samford University

Don’t miss this December concert, jam-packed with all your favorite Christmas carols and beloved holiday classics! It is a true gift of the Season!

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Three Decembers

Fri, Jan 20 & Sun, Jan 22, 2017
Red Mountain Theatre Cabaret

Jake Heggie’s deeply moving opera explores the emotional shrapnel, secrets and hard truths that take place over three decades in the life of a Broadway diva, Madeline, who has long ignored her children as she pursues her career.  Maddie’s daughter Bea is struggling with a failing marriage, and her son Charlie is slowly losing his partner to AIDS.  The beautiful score highlights the tangled emotions of this family as they come to grips with the secrets which have shaped their relationships.

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The Elixir of Love

Fri, March 24 & Sun, March 26, 2017
Wright Center, Samford University

Donizetti’s comedy The Elixir of Love returns to Opera Birmingham’s stage for the first time in over a decade, featuring a cast of  Alabama-based artists. This romantic comedy centers around Nemorino, a young man in love with the beautiful Adina, who plans to woo her with the help of a magic “love potion.”

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39th Annual Vocal Competition

Sat, May 6 & Sun, May 7, 2017

Hear the stars of tomorrow as 20 outstanding young singers from around the nation compete for over $10,000 in cash prizes and a chance to star in an Opera Birmingham production! (Semi-Finals day pass included in season subscription; Finals Concert & Awards Dinner ticket available for priority purchase to subscribers)

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