Asheville Lyric Opera



A professional opera company that stages productions ranging from traditional opera to Broadway to cutting edge world premiers. We perform in two historical opera houses, schools, flashmobs, and breweries. Come see the crown jewel of Western Carolina’s art and music scene.  

Asheville Lyric Opera does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Event Information:

  • Auditions

    Principal Auditions

    The Asheville Lyric Opera invites all aspiring and established opera singers to audition for principal roles, secondary roles, and/or chorus positions for the 2017 upcoming season.

    Our audition process has changed due to our growth and new possibilities. Everyone must audition to be considered for our productions. We will not have auditions.


    These auditions for principal roles require mailed submission of the appropriate materials (cover letter, $30 application fee, resume, bio, head shot, & Audition Request Form) to the Asheville Lyric Opera office. If your qualifications fit our specific needs per season, we will call you to set up an audition time.

    We encourage you to send in your audition application materials as early as possible since audition space is limited.  Applications received by our office after the posted deadline will not be considered.


    Invited artists are required to sing one aria in Italian and at least one other selection. An audition repertoire of five arias is encouraged. An Accompanist is provided. *PLEASE DON'T FORGET YOUR AUDITION FEE WHEN YOU MAIL IN THE APPLICATION ($30.00 non-refundable, payable by check, cash or money order). We will not be able to consider you for an audition unless we have your audition fee.