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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?

Behind the Scenes: Artists Share & Sing at Rehearsals for Haymarket’s ‘Orlando’

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.

Van Zweden to leave New York Philharmonic after 2023-24

After six years as music director, van Zweden's will be the shortest tenure of anyone in a half-century.

Operatic day at the beach evokes climate crisis

Twenty-one tons of sand are transforming the Brooklyn Academy of Music into a day at a beach for the staging of the global warming opera Sun and Sea.

George Wein, Newport Jazz Festival co-founder, dies at 95

One of the great impresarios of 20th-century music has died.
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