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:

  • Supers and Chorus

    Professional Opera Chorus
    Dr. Vance Reese - director

    The Asheville Lyric Opera would like to invite area singers to audition for each seasons opera chorus, under the direction of Dr. Vance Reese. The Professional Opera Chorus will participate in up to three of the seasons operas. If selected, singers will receive a stipend for their collaboration. All voice parts are needed. For more information about chorus auditions, please visit the auditions page.

    Collegiate Opera Chorus
    Dr. Vance Reese - director

    The collegiate opera chorus includes college level students in Western North Carolina who seek operatic stage experience. To audition for selection in one of our season's opera choruses, please visit our auditions page and follow the instructions for chorus auditions.

    ALO Supers

    If interested, please contact the opera office: 828-236-0670


    Single Tickets are on Sale Now.

    Diana Wortham Theatre Box Office
    828-257-4530 or Tickets Online

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    La Traviata
    Oct. 5 & 6, 2012; 8pm

    Lawrence Brownlee in Recital
    March 3, 2013; 4pm

    April 12 & 13; 8pm

    S1: $53/$35
    S2: $42/$25
    S3: $30/$17


    Opera Facts

    Did you know?

    Opera is the most expensive art form with each production costing an average of $80,000 to produce.

    Less than one half of the cost of producing opera comes from the sale of tickets. The balance comes from individual, corporate, government and foundation contributions. These contributions are vital to the financial health of the Opera.

    Your gift to Asheville Lyric Opera helps more than 6,000 students throughout Western North Carolina attend live opera performances in Asheville or at their school community theatre.

    Your gift to Asheville Lyric Opera is tax-deductible.

    Many corporations have an Employee Matching Gift Program which can double your donation to Asheville Lyric Opera.

    You can help preserve the art form for years to come with a planned gift or even a simple bequest to Asheville Lyric Opera. Stocks and certain other securities are also accepted.