“Die Fledermaus,” a libretto often rewritten and performed with local flair, will soon transform into its Asheville incarnation with the help of Asheville Lyric Opera. Set in Western North Carolina’s famous Giltmore home and based around the Southern mountain charm of the Vanerburgh family, ALO’s adaptation is intended to “create a deeper sense of appreciation for WNC’s culture,” according to a press release. Internationally acclaimed conductor Cornelia Laemmli Orth will lead the Kingsport, Tenn.-based Symphony of the Mountains in providing musical accompaniment for this mountain-tailored production. ALO performs “Die Fledermaus” at Diana Wortham Theatre on Friday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 5, at 3 p.m. $17-$58. ashevillelyric.org. Photo of Orth courtesy of ALO
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