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:

  • Fri

    Opera Talk

    3 - 6 PMUNCA Reuter Center

    ... Approaching Ali: A Reclamation in Three Acts. Video by Jeff Faughender

    Join us for a very special opera talk as author Davis Miller joins ALO Artistic Director David Craig Starkey to hold a discussion about Miller's book Approaching Ali, a retelling of Miller's experiences with the late Muhammad Ali. After befriending him, is often lauded as one of the best pieces of sports journalism and is the most intimate look at Ali's life after boxing.

    Our speakers will hold a talk about this international bestseller and how the book as become an opera. They will also speak about how the impact of Ali's passing has prompted Miller and Starkey to begin developing a project to present the work in multiple cities in the South.