Catch a Rising Star
Oct
29
2:30 pm14:30

Catch a Rising Star

  • Brock Recital Hall

Catch a Rising Star features the winner of our 2017 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
Dec
8
7:30 pm19:30

Sounds of the Season

  • Brock Recital Hall

Kick off the holidays with Sounds of the Season, a concert of favorites both sacred and secular. Featuring surprise guest artists and familiar faces, the concert will feature a variety of solo and ensemble performances to set the perfect mood for the holiday season.

The Tragedy of Carmen
Jan
19
7:30 pm19:30

The Tragedy of Carmen

  • Red Mountain Theatre Cabaret

Sung in French with projected English translations

The gypsy Carmen is a sexy temptress, drawing the eye of the naïve Don José. When she leaves him for the bullfighter Escamillo, jealousy ignites and threatens to burn them all. Peter Brook’s gripping adaptation of Bizet’s Carmen distills the drama into an intense one-act chamber opera. 

The Tragedy of Carmen
Jan
21
2:30 pm14:30

The Tragedy of Carmen

  • Red Mountain Theatre Cabaret

Sung in French with projected English translations

The gypsy Carmen is a sexy temptress, drawing the eye of the naïve Don José. When she leaves him for the bullfighter Escamillo, jealousy ignites and threatens to burn them all. Peter Brook’s gripping adaptation of Bizet’s Carmen distills the drama into an intense one-act chamber opera. 

Romeo & Juliet
Mar
23
7:30 pm19:30

Romeo & Juliet

  • Wright Center

Sung in French with projected English translations

Shakespeare’s tragic romance returns to our stage after an absence of over 40 years, combining the powerful drama with Gounod’s lush music. Family rivalries cannot fight the young love of Romeo and Juliet, with tragic consequences as the couple is determined to be together forever.

Romeo & Juliet
Mar
25
2:30 pm14:30

Romeo & Juliet

  • Wright Center

Sung in French with projected English translations

Shakespeare’s tragic romance returns to our stage after an absence of over 40 years, combining the powerful drama with Gounod’s lush music. Family rivalries cannot fight the young love of Romeo and Juliet, with tragic consequences as the couple is determined to be together forever.

40th Annual Vocal Competition Finals
May
20
6:00 pm18:00

40th Annual Vocal Competition Finals

  • Vestavia Country Club

Enjoy an elegant evening of wine and song at the Vestavia Country Club, as five outstanding finalists take the stage to compete for over $10,000 in cash prizes and a chance to star in an Opera Birmingham production! Compare your picks with those of our savvy panel of judges… Will your favorite win the day?

Advance reservations are required by May 11.

Black tie optional.


39th Annual Vocal Competition, Finals Concert & Awards Dinner
May
7
6:00 pm18:00

39th Annual Vocal Competition, Finals Concert & Awards Dinner

  • Vestavia Country Club

Enjoy an elegant evening of wine and song at the Vestavia Country Club, as five outstanding finalists take the stage to compete for over $10,000 in cash prizes and a chance to star in an Opera Birmingham production! Compare your picks with those of our savvy panel of judges… Will your favorite win the day?

Advance reservations are required by May 17.

Black tie optional.

The Elixir of Love
Mar
24
Mar 26

The Elixir of Love

  • Wright Center

Friday, March 24, 2017 | 7:30 P.M.

Sunday, March 26, 2017 | 2:30 P.M.

Donizetti’s perennial hit comedy 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 a poor farmer in love with a beautiful woman who is clearly out of his league, as he plans to woo her with the help of a hilarious quack doctor and his magic “love potion.” Conductor Tyson Deaton will lead the musicians of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and the Opera Birmingham Chorus

Cast:

  • Alicia Gianni - "Adina"
  • Roderick George - "Nemorino"
  • André Chiang - "Belcore"
  • Paul Houghtaling - "Dulcamara"
  • Kathleen Farrar Buccleugh - "Giannetta"

Creative Team

  • Keturah Stickann - Stage Director
  • Tyson Deaton - Conductor
Three Decembers
Jan
20
Jan 22

Three Decembers

  • Red Mountain Theatre Cabaret

Friday, January 20, 2017 | 7:30 P.M.

Sunday, January 22, 2017 | 2:30 P.M.

Opera Birmingham continues its successful chamber opera series with this intimate performance. 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, who has long ignored her (now adult) children as she pursues her career.  Her daughter is struggling with a failing marriage, and her son 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.

Cast:

  • Alissa Anderson - "Madeline Mitchell"
  • Steven Eddy - "Charlie"
  • Clair Kuttler - "Bea"

Creative Team

  • David Callaghan - Stage Director
  • Laurie Middaugh - Music Director
Opera Shots
Dec
12
7:00 pm19:00

Opera Shots

  • Buck Mulligan's

Opera Shots is our new annual series of pop-up concerts throughout the community, held in unexpected places and designed to break down the stereotypes of opera. This Opera Shots event will feature members of the Opera Birmingham Chorus and guest artists in a KARAOKE TAKEOVER of holiday favorites and a few other surprises -- You never know what you're going to hear!

Admission is free!

As part of the festivities, there will be ticket giveaways, social media contests, and more. Also among the perks of attending Opera Shots, guests will receive a discount code to use in purchasing tickets for specific future Opera Birmingham performances. 

Sounds of the Season
Dec
9
7:30 pm19:30

Sounds of the Season

  • Brock Recital Hall

Sounds of the Season will start off your holidays on a good note! 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.

Featuring:

  • Alison Sanders, soprano
  • Daniel Seigel, baritone
  • John Robertson, piano
Opera Shots
Nov
3
6:00 pm18:00

Opera Shots

  • Good People Brewing Company

Opera Shots is our new annual series of pop-up concerts throughout the community. Held in unexpected places and designed to break down the stereotypes of opera, Opera Shots concerts will feature members of the Opera Birmingham Chorus and surprise guest artists presenting an open-mic-style concert of greatest hits of opera and musical theatre, chorus favorites, and jazz standards. Admission is free!

As part of the festivities, there will be ticket giveaways, social media contests, and more. Also among the perks of attending Opera Shots, guests will receive a discount code to use in purchasing tickets for specific future Opera Birmingham performances.

Let us know you're coming!

Catch a Rising Star
Oct
16
2:30 pm14:30

Catch a Rising Star

  • Brock Recital Hall

About the Show

Catch a Rising Star features the winner of our 2016 Vocal Competition in a 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.

Featuring:

Alex DeSocio