Our Upcoming Events:
Fri09Sep20161-2:30PM UNCA Reuter Center
Join us for Radio Hour as Jeff Messer and Director David Craig Starkey discuss modern opera, new American works, creative intent and impact, and other topics regarding the arts and opera. Be a part of the audience as 880AM broadcasts this enlightening talk, and gather first-hand insight into opera today.
Free and open to the public. Parking available on UNCA campus.
Fri09Sep20163:00 pmUNCA Reuter Center
Join us for a very special opera talk and performance as Author Davis Miller joins ALO Artistic Director David Craig Starkey in discussing Miller’s latest novel: Approaching Ali.
The novel retells Miller’s experience and friendship with the late Muhammad Ali, and is often lauded as one of history’s most intimately recorded pieces of sports journalism. Recently, it has been adopted to the stage in a new American opera: Approaching Ali
The performance features musical excerpts from the opera performed by North Carolina’s own professional vocalists Carl Dupont and Ted Federly. It's a fresh look at one of history's most controversial athletes, presented in a medium that challenges tradition and encourages the creation of new perspectives.
Discussion will be broadcasted on Art Talk, 880AM with Jeff Messer and will include Miller’s motivation in moving the work from page to stage, Starkey’s production of this new American opera, and the inspiration and redefinition of what it means to have the heart of a champion.
Visit ALO at this talk. Hear amazingly new artistic interpretations of The Greatest's life story, and learn about relationships that grow when a mind is left open.
“Each of Mr. Miller's Muhammad Ali tales is lyrical, important, and rigorously humanizing. There is music and truth in each sentence he writes. I can think of no higher praise for a writer or his work.” -- Maya Angelou
Free and open to the public, all ages welcome
Sun09Oct20163:00 pmPack Square Park
Thu13Oct20165:00 pmAsheville Masonic Temple, Asheville's Opera House
On the evening of October 13th, Asheville Lyric Opera is hosting a fundraising event to better support the preservation and creation of operatic talent and performance. The night will include hors d'oeuvres and performance including highlights from the new American opera Approaching Ali. See the culmination of years-long work by authors, directors, and performers, all in the intimate space of Asheville's Opera House.
For reservations, call the Asheville Lyric Opera Office at 828.236.0670 or message firstname.lastname@example.org