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.

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  • Our People

    Asheville Lyric Opera Staff

    Jon Truitt – Artistic Advisor, Interim Artistic Director
    Elizabeth Truitt - Young Artist Program Director
    Michael Ciavaglia - Music Director
    Traci Wallace - Production Manager
    Marie Hall – Bookkeeper
    Corine Brouwer – Orchestra Manager
    Jim Lestock - Librarian

    2018 Board of Directors

    Clive Possinger III, President
    Dr. Robert C. Moffatt, Vice President
    Clifford Albertson, Treasurer
    Meg Bradley, Secretary
    Anne Jarema
    Cora Anne Thomas
    Hollyi Hall
    Zina Nichols
    Sally Kent
    Josh Meduri

    Advisory Council

    Elizabeth O. Colton
    Carter Webb
    Pat Grimes
    Andy Strauss
    Terry Van Duyn
    Ed Callis
    Teresa Cantrell
    Dr Barry Pate Jr.

    Artistic Advisory Council

    Jon Truitt  – ALO Artistic Advisor/Interim Artistic Director; Director of Opera, Associate Professor of Voice, Ball State University
    Beth Truitt - ALO Young Artist Program Director; Instructor of Voice, Ball State University
    Mark Weinstein  – President, Brevard Music Center
    James Meena  – Opera Carolina
    David Malis  – Opera Singer/Director