Asheville Lyric Opera is a professional, non-profit opera company located in Asheville, North Carolina. ALO’s repertoire encompasses styles ranging from the light operatic comedies of Mozart and Bel Canto to the dramas of classic Verdi and Puccini. Founder David Craig Starkey currently serves as General and Artistic Director. The Diana Wortham Theatre, built in 1991, has been the company's home since 2001. ALO is a professional company member of Opera America.