Martha Dick McClung
Born: Birmingham, AL
Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame
Opera Birmingham began in 1955 as the Birmingham Civic Opera. Under the leadership of Martha Dick McClung, director of Opera Theater at Birmingham-Southern College, the company’s first production was Smetana’s The Bartered Bride, followed by Puccini’s Madama Butterfly the following year. Since then, the Opera has produced over 50 different operas, and has brought hundreds of the best operatic performers from all over the world to Birmingham’s artistic doorstep.
Source: About Us - Opera Birmingham
THE GOVERNOR'S ARTS AWARDS 1981 __________________________
Jeanne Shaffer, Montgomery; Loyd Tygett, Huntsville;
Carl Morgan, Selma; Martha Dick McClung,Birmingham;
Billie Fuller Goodloe, Mobile; Mary W. Tartt, Livingston;
Barry E. Broach, Florence; Mr. L. Wade Black, Huntsville;
Harriet Sumner, Mentone; Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa County; Education Division, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham.