The 2021-22 season was initially meant to be Muti’s final as music director, but because of the many Muti-led concerts that were canceled as a consequence of the pandemic, that date has been pushed back.
Watch WFMT’s Classical Conversation With ‘Approaching Ali’ Composer D. J. Sparr and Star Soloman Howard
Ali was among the most important, most charismatic, most unique figures in American (not just sports) history. So how do you adapt the monumental life of the People's Champion into an opera?
WFMT host LaRob K. Payton visited Haymarket rehearsals, hearing musical rehearsal highlights and talking with two of the production's stars: countertenor Bejun Mehta and mezzo-soprano Emily Fons.