The Asheville Lyric Opera is recognized for its excellent artistic productions of operatic repertoire that entertain and inspire audiences, featuring established and emerging operatic talent from across the nation. One of the few opera production touring companies in the United States, the Asheville Lyric Opera has been reaching opera lovers in the heartland of America since 1999.
As the name suggests, the Asheville Lyric Opera’s repertoire includes a variety of opera styles. From the light operatic comedy of Bel Canto Opera to the high drama of classic Verdi opera, the company encompasses a range of artistry. Whether experiencing the adorable characters in Barber of Seville or the raw emotion of La Traviata, audiences are treated to professional, high-quality entertainment. In addition, its award-winning outreach programs bring opera to thousands of school age children each year throughout Western North Carolina.