As a part of our mission to enrich, engage, and educate through original productions of opera and lyric theatre, ALO offers a variety of educational programs.  The aim of these programs is to create an environment for professional development and outreach to our area schools, universities, and communities as well as to broaden the horizons and stretch the imaginations of our own young people.


reuter-outside-olli-uncashevilleEach month we will have speakers to hosts a unique conversation or performance about a current topic or production in the opera season. This lecture series takes place at the Reuter Center on the Campus of UNCA as part of the OLLI learning series. The events are free to the public and always include surprise special guests of ALO. For more information visit the Reuter Center website.

Asheville Lyric Opera
Young Artist Program

The Summer Young Artist Program is offered to singers for 6 weeks each summer. While in residence, young artists prepare a recital of scenes and arias from standard opera and musical theatre repertoire for touring performances in Western Carolina.

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Arts Administration Internship

Administrative internships are offered during the fall, spring, and summer semesters/seasons. Internships typically last three to four months and require a minimum commitment of thirty hours per week.  ALO interns will gain experience in five key areas of the nonprofit business:

  • Governance
  • Marketing
  • Development & Fundraising
  • Community Outreach & Education
  • Production & Event Planning