About Us

Opera Huntsville (formerly Encore Opera Huntsville) was created in 2018 purely for the love of singing and opera. From that point, Opera Huntsville grew, and continues to grow. It is now an official 501(c)(3) organization., and it serves as the preeminent opera organization in the greater Huntsville area. 

Mission Statement:
Opera Huntsville’s mission is to produce high-quality productions, to promote a curiosity and love for the operatic art form, and to educate the Northern Alabama community on the nature of opera.

Vision Statement:
Opera Huntsville (OH) will promote interest and participation in the dynamic art form of opera throughout Huntsville and surrounding communities. OH provides quality performances for audiences to experience opera while cultivating performance opportunities for emerging and progressing artists. OH collaborates to provide educational outreach programs related to the opera art form. OH is dedicated to Diversity and inclusion, Accessibility and offering Apprenticeship programs to emerging artists in the Greater Huntsville Area.


Celese Sanders- Executive Director 

Erin Huelskamp Bohn- Artistic Director 

Amy Naymon- Marketing Director

Board Of Directors

Sierra Hammond 


Shane Kennedy


Jim Sanders


Julie Moore- Foster


Brendan Desaulniers


Advisory Board

Lynn Broad

Aimee Fincher