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Asheville Lyric Opera’s Winter Gala

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This season’s Opera Winter Gala brings with it a new look for the New Year! The 16th annual gala will be held on February 21, 2015 at 6pm. Asheville Lyric Opera proudly presents the Double Tree by Hilton as our newest sponsor and gracious host for this event. They will be sponsoring in conjunction with long time ALO friends Harry’s on the Hill. The restaurants that are participating are: Dining Innovations, Karen Donatelli pastries, Kilwins, Posana, Strada, Sante, Twisted Laural, and Vincenzos, Asheville Lyric Opera is excited to craft an evening of classic elegance that blends the new and the lasting of Asheville.

Prepare your palates for an evening of the finest Asheville has to offer in food and beverage. Fine appetizers, family style entrees, wines, coffee and desserts will be provided by local restaurants both new and returning favorites to the ALO community.

Get a firsthand look at talent from the 2015 season with featured performances by special lead artists. Performers from all three upcoming shows will be featuring classic highlights. Longtime ALO favorites Rachel Hansbury and Grant Knox will be performing highlights from West Side Story, Rigoletto and Barber of Seville along with upcoming leads Kathryn Sandoval, our Maria and Adrian Smith, the infamous Barber.

Returning to help with fundraising for this 501C3 organization is a silent auction. Items include historic opera memorabilia, a private in-house concert with a special guest artist, tickets to varying musical shows and plays around the region, a chance to attend the PGA world tour in Florida, tickets to all ALO shows in 2015 and opportunities at various Asheville artisans, boutiques and vendors.

This year, the Gala introduces distinct benefits for purchasing full tables which include front row seating for ten people. You will have the chance to hear, taste, see and enjoy the food, the art and the elegance that the Opera Winter Gala is renowned for presenting every year. The Double Tree will be offering a special room rate the night of the Gala to guests as well. Grab your co-workers, friends, family, and opera lovers-alike and reserve a table today! Enjoy a festive evening as you support your local opera company.

For more information on tables and ticketing, please call the Asheville Lyric Opera office: (828) 236-0670 or visit

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