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39th Annual Vocal Competition, Finals Concert & Awards Dinner
6:00 PM18:00

39th Annual Vocal Competition, Finals Concert & Awards Dinner

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.

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The Elixir of Love
to Mar 26

The Elixir of Love

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


  • 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
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Three Decembers
to Jan 22

Three Decembers

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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.


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

Creative Team

  • David Callaghan - Stage Director
  • Laurie Middaugh - Music Director
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Sounds of the Season
7:30 PM19:30

Sounds of the Season

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.


  • Alison Sanders, soprano
  • Daniel Seigel, baritone
  • John Robertson, piano
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