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Our Upcoming Events:

  • Fri
    3-5PM UNCA Reuter Center

    On September 30th, join Artistic Director David Craig Starkey and Jeff Messer as they host their monthly radio show: Art Talk. In this special episode, ALO invites you to join as they record this live on 880AM.

    The show will be discuss the current state of the arts in Western North Carolina, specifically in Asheville. In this special edition, Art Talk is welcoming Dr. Melodie Galloway, Music Department Chair at UNC-A. The panel will be taking questions from the audience, answering all that fall under their vast area of expertise.

    These industry professionals will discuss the arts in Asheville from diverse perspectives, and give a comprehensive look into the artistic ripple effect of Asheville. From 3-5PM, visit this discussion, and gain insight into opera in Asheville.

    Be a part of the audience, and participate in this live recording!  Free and open to the public at the Reuter Center at UNC Asheville.

  • Sun
    3:00 pmPack Square Park

    photo credit: ashevegas.comOn October 9th at 3pm, end your weekend with ALO at Pack Square Park. This is a chance for you and your family to enjoy the classical music made accessible by ALO in Western North Carolina.

    Pack a picnic, and bring a blanket; this music will make you want to stick around. Children's choir, guitar pieces, and duets will fill the park. Enter your name into our raffle, and get a chance to win some exclusive prizes for yourself, or for your family!

    Throughout the afternoon, our volunteers will be the judges of picnic baskets, and this year, a prize will go to the "Most Unexpected Picnic"! Be it a beanbag in place of a lawn chair, or a chicken curry instead of chicken salad, make your picnic surprising, and we might surprise you!


    Free and open to the public, food provided by Kilwins. If interested in volunteering with ALO, email

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  • Thu
    5:30 pmHarry's on the Hill

    mg_0269On the evening of October 13th, Asheville Lyric Opera is throwing a Fall Fundraiser to better support the preservation and creation of operatic talent and performance in WNC. We're turning the showroom into our performance hall as Harry's on the Hill, hosts/sponsors an evening dedicated to supporting the classical arts.

    The night will include  hors d' oeuvres from Dining Innovations and performance highlights from the new American opera Approaching Ali. Artists Carl Dupont and Ted Federle will be performing riveting scenes from this new American work, and the best-selling author of the book on which the opera is based, Davis Miller, will be in attendance.

    Premier operatic talent will be right in your backyard, and a donation of $20 or more is your ticket to accessing the area's most acclaimed singers.

    Event begins at 5:30PM, show at 6:30, end at 7PM. showroom

    For reservations, call the Asheville Lyric Opera Office at 828.236.0670 between 10am and 4pm, or 24/7 message

  • Fri
    3-4:45PMUNCA Reuter Center

    audition shotOn October 28th, from 3-4:45PM, come to the Reuter Center to get an exclusive glimpse into the opera industry. We are offering an opportunity for every member of the community to come see what the life of a singer entails. Four singers will audition in front of a live audience, and will be given immediate feedback by our Artistic Director, David Craig Starkey. This is usually reserved for professional staff only, but ALO is sharing the process of bringing classical arts to Asheville with the public! No admission, we simply ask you bring a friend and extend the experience to someone new.

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Asheville Lyric Opera - P.O. Box 3316 Asheville, NC 28802
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