Author Davis Miller joins ALO Artistic Director David Craig Starkey for a discussion about Miller’s book Approaching Ali, a biographical reclamation of the life of Muhammad Ali. Lauded as one of the best pieces of sports journalism ever, the book gives us an intimate look at Muhammad Ali’s life after boxing through the shared experiences of Miller and Ali. Our speakers will hold a talk about this international best seller and how the book has become an opera. They will also speak about how the impact of Ali’s passing has prompted Miller and Starkey to begin developing a project to present the work in multiple cities in the South.

Asheville Lyric Opera (ALO) brings great stories and music to life on Asheville’s premiere theatrical stage, the Diana Wortham Theatre. Come enjoy a behind the scenes journey as ALO General Director David Craig Starkey and a cast of industry professionals guide you through their operatic world. Mark your calendar to attend on August 19 (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A NEW DATE), 3-5pm for Approaching Ali: From Page to Stage.