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June 8, 2013 | Washington National Opera
Approaching Ali
Composer:D. J. Sparr
Librettist:Mark Campbell
Synopsis

APPROACHING ALI is a new one-act chamber opera with music by D. J. Sparr and a libretto by Mark Campbell and Davis Miller, based on Mr. Miller's memoir, The Tao of Muhammad Ali. The story is about a boy in North Carolina in the early 1960s who is galvanized to overcome some traumatic childhood events when he sees Muhammad Ali on television. More than twenty years later, as a writer on the brink of middle age, he now seeks to rekindle that spirit by visiting his boyhood hero in person at his mother's home in Louisville.

APPROACHING ALI is a family-friendly work chat is performed by a cast of six, features an ensemble of only 10 players, and employs very simple production elements to help convey its story.


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Opera Las VegasApproaching Ali1/21/2022 - 1/23/2022
North Carolina OperaApproaching Ali1/29/2015 - 1/31/2015


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