A.J. Fletcher

A.J. Fletcher

Named for businessman and arts advocate Alfred Johnston Fletcher (1887-1979), the A.J.Fletcher Foundation has supported the growth of opera in America for over 50 years, first through the creation of the Grassroots Opera Company in 1948 and subsequently through the productions and educational outreach of the National Opera Company. [Read More…]




In 1963, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts was established in Winston-Salem, home of one of the first arts councils in the nation. The School’s primary purpose was to “be the professional training, as distinguished from liberal arts instruction, of talented students in the fields of music, drama, the dance and allied performing arts…” It is also part of the School’s mission to serve and enrich the cultural life of the people of North Carolina and other Southern states.In August 2008, Governor Easly singed a bill that officially chaged the name to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. [Read More…]


The Fletcher Opera Institute is located within several hours of some of the country’s premier regional opera companies, including The Atlanta Opera, The Washington Opera. These esteemed companies, and others like them along the Eastern Seaboard, are in the forefront of the opera revival in this country. In North Carolina alone, there are five opera companies that offer opportunities for young artists and outstanding performances of perennial favorites. [Read More…]


The Rape of Lucretia - Cast

The Rape of Lucretia – Cast

Current Season – 2013-14

Strauss II – Die Fledermaus

Menotti – The Conusl

Davies/Mozart/Rossini/Donizetti/Pergolesi –  Pinocchio  (Educational Outreach)

See our entire repertoire on the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute Repertoire Page.