Announcing the 2018-2019 Season

Catch A Rising Star

Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 2:30 P.M.
Brock Recital Hall, Samford University

Catch a Rising Star features the winner of our 2018 Vocal Competition in an intimate recital.  Previous competition winners have included a number of artists who have gone on to international careers, with this return concert providing valuable exposure and experience for the rising generation of opera stars.

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON

Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 2:30 P.M.
Brock Recital Hall, Samford University

Kick off the holidays with Sounds of the Season, a concert of favorites both sacred and secular.  Drawing on the talent of the Opera Birmingham Chorus, the concert will feature a variety of solo and ensemble performances by native Birmingham artists, setting the perfect mood for the holiday season.

GLORY DENIED

Friday, January 25, 2019 at 7:30 P.M.
Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 2:30 P.M.
Southern Museum of Flight

Glory Denied is the story of an American family during the turbulent Vietnam War era. America’s longest-held prisoner of war returns home to a country he no longer recognizes. This intimate chamber opera chronicles Colonel Jim Thompson’s suffering in the jungles of southeast Asia through the personal struggles of his family following his liberation and repatriation.

TOSCA

Friday, March 15, 2019 at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 2:30pm
Wright Center, Samford University

Tosca, Puccini’s dramatic and beloved masterpiece will sweep our mainstage this spring in a tale of love, lust, deceit, and murder. A tragic and political love story, Tosca explores how love overcomes all. Treat yourself to magnificent melodies and nonstop action, featuring the Opera Birmingham Chorus and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.

41st ANNUAL VOCAL COMPETITION

Semi–Finals:
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:30am
Hulsey Hall, UAB

Finals Concert & Awards Dinner:
Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 6:00pm
Vestavia Country Club

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!

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