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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?
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.
From Carmen to Claus, learn what is in store for the next season of Chicago Opera Theater.
A Verdi and bel canto expert, Lyric’s new music director Enrique Mazzola will open the season with Verdi’s Macbeth and Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love, while also conducting contemporary opera Proving Up by Missy Mazzoli later in the season.
In the words of composer Kamala Sankaram, the opera ‘Taking Up Serpents’ is about “negotiating one’s faith in the modern world, particularly through the lens of women.”