Asheville Lyric Opera’s Singing in the Park

The Opera community of Asheville showed their support for the Asheville Lyric Opera, April 3, for Singing in the Park, at Pack Square Park.

Singing in the Park, a free public performance, debuted in April 2015 and now holds three free concerts during the fall, spring and summer seasons.

This free concert featured live performance highlights from the cast of the upcoming Spring production of W. A. Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”.

“The tickets are selling so quickly that we may be sold out very soon,” said Clive Possinger, Asheville Lyric Opera board president.

Asheville Lyric Opera will present the revival of its national award winning production of “The Magic Flute,” April 8 at 8 p.m. and April 10 at 3 p.m.

“We are thrilled,” said Possinger regarding the turnout for Singing in the Park on April 3. “We did this one other time and the weather was even warmer; opera fans can be really devoted and it’s so nice to see they were willing to brave the cool weather to come out and support us.”

Asheville Lyric Opera is a non-profit organization whose mission is to stage original productions of opera and lyric theater to enrich, engage and educate. They serve patrons and the community through collaborations and outreach with organizations and schools from Asheville and the surrounding region, according to their mission statement.

The participates of Asheville Lyric Opera hope to continue to grow their positive impact on Asheville’s arts community with mainstage productions, education and outreach programs, and collaborations in the community and region.

Julia Ebner, a nationally recognized opera soprano was thrilled about the turnout they received for Singing in the Park.

“It’s a wonderful show and this is a great place to perform and it seems like it’s a very supportive community, said Ebner. “They seem really enthusiastic, it’s not a super large city or anything, but we seem to get a lot of love and that’s really more important.”