Announcing the 2019-2020 Season

Catch A Rising Star

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 2:30 P.M.
Brock Recital Hall, Samford University

Catch a Rising Star features the winner of our 2019 Vocal Competition in an intimate recital.  Previous competition winners have included a number of artists who have gone on to international careers, with this concert providing valuable exposure and experience for the rising generation of opera stars.


Sunday, December 15, 2019 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.

inDependence eve

Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:30 P.M.
Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 2:30 P.M.
Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret

Opera Birmingham continues its successful chamber opera series with Independence Eve, a new one-act opera exploring the troubled journey of race relations in America. Independence Eve focuses on the stories of three character pairings, struggling with identity and acceptance amidst issues that span one hundred years of the American experience. This lyrical and relevant opera is a tribute to the journey we are all on together.


Friday, March 20, 2020 at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 2:30pm
Samford University Wright Center

For the first time ever, Opera Birmingham brings to life Massenet’s enchanting French opera, Cinderella! With soaring love duets, and thrilling high notes, this magical operatic gem is one not to be missed. Join us for this classic fairy-tale love story, perfect for opera lovers of all ages and anyone who believes in true love and happily-ever-after! Features the Opera Birmingham Chorus and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.


Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 10:30am
Hulsey Hall, UAB

Finals Concert & Awards Dinner:
Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 6:00pm
Vestavia Country Club

Hear the stars of tomorrow as 20 outstanding young singers from around the nation compete for over $11,000 in cash prizes and a chance to star in an Opera Birmingham production!

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