Our Mission

Mission Statement

Asheville Lyric Opera stages original productions of opera and lyric theatre to enrich, engage, and educate. We serve patrons and the community through collaborations and outreach with organizations and schools from Asheville and the surrounding region.

Where are we today? 

Where will we be tomorrow and what will our legacy be? As we prepare for our 20th anniversary in 2019, out vision is changing as Asheville and western North Carolina grow and lead. So we see ourselves “Thriving @ 20” to be our chant, our opera aria. To be where this region needs us it is time to ask, are we “Making IT Possible” for a new generation to enrich, engage, and educate through music and live theatre?

Our Mission Is Professionalism

I can begin by stating our primary goal is to be a thriving arts organization in a great city among great people. A company that gives to the community and provides world-class service and artistic values. Our mission is to create an association synonymous with professionalism and quality in preserving this rare and beautiful art form:
music + theatre = OPERA

Our Mission Is Education

To create an environment for professional development and outreach to our area schools and universities. To broaden the horizons and stretch the imaginations of our own young people.

Our Mission Is Partnership

We will continue to create a bond with established local artistic organizations and set a course in new directions to assist in the development of the greater good.

These are just a few of our goals, and on behalf of myself and our board of directors, I invite you to become part of our fan club as we continue to grow and build this great city. Thank you very much for your interest, and please feel free to contact me with any suggestions which you feel may be valuable for our community.

May you be greatly blessed by our gift to you, opera.

Many Blessings,

–David Craig Starkey

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Asheville Lyric Opera - P.O. Box 3316 Asheville, NC 28802
Phone: 828-236-0670 Email: info@ashevillelyric.org
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