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2016-2017 Season Tickets

On sale now with many options to choose from… 

FULL Subscription Package 
Enjoy all five of our breathtaking performances: Catch a Rising Star in October, Sounds of the Season in December, Three Decembers in January, The Elixir of Love in March, and the semi-finals round of the 39th Annual Vocal Competition in May.

MINI Subscription Package 
This mini package provides tickets for our contemporary chamber opera Three Decembers in Januaryand our traditional grand opera The Elixir of Love in March.

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Catch a Rising Star

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Sunday, October 16, 2016 » 2:30 PM
Brock Hall, Samford University

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.

Sounds of the Season

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Friday, December 09, 2016 » 7:30 PM
Brock 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.

Three Decembers

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Friday, January 20, 2017 » 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 22, 2017 » 2:30 PM
Red Mountain Theatre Cabaret

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, Madeline, who has long ignored her children as she pursues her career.  Maddie’s daughter Bea is struggling with a failing marriage, and her son Charlie 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.

The Elixir of Love

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Friday, March 24, 2017 » 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 26, 2017 » 2:30 PM
Wright Center, Samford University

Donizetti’s comedy The Elixir of Love 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 Nemorino, a young man in love with the beautiful Adina, who plans to woo her with the help of a magic “love potion.”

39th Annual Vocal Competition, Semi-Finals

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Saturday, May 06, 2017 » 10:30 AM
Hulsey Recital Hall, UAB

Hear the stars of tomorrow as 20 outstanding young singers from around the nation compete for a chance to sing in our finals concert for over $10,000 in cash prizes and a chance to star in an Opera Birmingham production!

39th Annual Vocal Competition, Finals Concert & Awards Dinner

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Sunday, May 07, 2017 » 6:00 PM
Vestavia Country Club
Tickets are available for priority purchase to season-ticket-buyers now, by calling 205-322-6737.

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?

Tickets are $175 per person ($100 per person is tax deductible); a patron table of 8 may be reserved for $1,500. Ticket includes concert, cocktails and dinner. Advance reservations are required by May 17. Reserve your tickets by calling 205-322-6737. Black tie optional.

Ticket Information


Single tickets for the 2016-2017 season will go on sale after Labor Day.


Season tickets for the 2016-2017 season are on sale now! Call Opera Birmingham at 205-322-6737 to order your ticket package today!

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.