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2015-2016 Season Tickets

On sale now with many options to choose from… 

Enjoy all five of our breathtaking performances: Catch a Rising Star in November, the holiday concert in December, La Traviata in January, a double-bill performance of works by Ricky Ian Gordon–Orpheus & Euridice and Green Sneakers–in March, and the semi-finals round of the 38th Annual Vocal Competition in May.

CLASSIC Package 
This package provides a smaller sampling of three classical operatic performances, including: Catch a Rising Star in November, La Traviata in Januaryand the semi-finals round of the 38th Annual Vocal Competition in May.

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Catch a Rising Star

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Sunday, November 08, 2015 » 2:30 PM
Brock Hall, Samford University
Date to this event is subject to change due to artist schedule.

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 dazzling soprano Melinda Whittington, winner of the 2015 Opera Birmingham Vocal Competition.

Sounds of the Season

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Thursday, December 10, 2015 » 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 12, 2015 » 7:30 PM
Brock 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!


La Traviata

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Friday, January 22, 2016 » 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 24, 2016 » 2:30 PM
Wright Center, Samford University
Sung in Italian with projected English translations

Experience the power of love and sacrifice as one of the most beloved operas of all time returns to the Birmingham stage at Samford’s Wright Center in January 2016. Featuring some of Verdi’s most spectacular music and memorable melodies, you’ll be moved by Violetta’s selfless act to save the reputation of the man she adores. This production will feature Jan Cornelius in her first performances of this beloved heroine.

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Orpheus & Euridice / Green Sneakers

Orpheus & Euridice / Green Sneakers Performance Image

Friday, March 11, 2016 » 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 13, 2016 » 2:30 PM
Red Mountain Theatre Cabaret

This pair of chamber operas by Ricky Ian Gordon will be presented in an intimate double-bill performance, exploring love, relationship and loss through a theatrical contemporary lens.  These two productions, performed at the Red Mountain Theatre Cabaret in March 2016, are part of a new exploration of chamber operas, and will feature the Opera Birmingham debuts of African-American soprano Talise Trevigne and baritone Matthew Worth.


38th Annual Vocal Competition, Semi-Finals

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Saturday, May 14, 2016 » 10:30 AM
Hulsey Recital Hall, UAB

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!

38th Annual Vocal Competition, Gala Dinner & Finals Concert

38th Annual Vocal Competition, Gala Dinner & Finals Concert Performance Image

Sunday, May 15, 2016 » 6:00 PM
Vestavia Country Club
Tickets will be available for priority purchase to subscribers. More information will be forthcoming soon.

Enjoy an elegant evening of wine and song at the Vestavia Country Club, as five outstanding finalists take the stage! Compare your picks with those of our savvy panel of three judges… Will your favorite win the day?

(Ticket includes concert, cocktails and dinner. Reservations are required. Black tie optional.)

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Single tickets for the 2015-2016 season will go on sale July 15, 2015. Order online or call Opera Birmingham at 205-322-6737.


Season tickets are on sale now! Premiere Packages start at just $125.50 for an entire season (all FIVE performances) of beautiful voices and exciting drama! Classic Packages begin at $72.25 for three performances. Order online or call Opera Birmingham at 205-322-6737 to reserve your season tickets today! (Season tickets will be mailed on September 8, 2015.)

Season ticket holders enjoy many benefits, including significant savings over single ticket prices, priority seating, and invitations to exclusive events. Season ticket holders may also exchange tickets to any performance for tickets to another performance of the same show, up to 24 hours prior to the performance.