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Diana Ross

Diana Ross

About Diana

Diana Ross is not the famous Supremes singer, but she does have big hair. Working in both Membership and Operations departments, she does a little bit of everything, including administering this website. You can contact her at dross@bccc.edu.

Jul. 13 2016

08/20/16 – Falstaff – 1pm

By Diana Ross | Posted in Operafest | No Comments

LA Opera On Air Falstaff BY GIUSEPPE VERDI Two hours and 40 minutes, including one intermission SUNG IN ITALIAN front-page photo credit: Robert Millard OVERVIEW In honor of Verdi’s 200th birthday, LA Opera presents a new production of the crowning glory of the composer’s magnificent career, his comic masterpiece Falstaff. LA Opera Music Director James Conlon, […]

Jul. 13 2016

08/13/16 – Moby Dick – 1pm

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LA Opera On Air Moby Dick BY JAKE HEGGIE AND GENE SCHEER Three hours, including one intermission SUNG IN ENGLISH front-page photo credit: Cory Weaver / San Francisco Opera OVERVIEW “Call it a success… A whale tale with staying power” – Los Angeles Times “Theatrically stunning… epic in scale. A vibrant, compelling piece of musical theater” – […]

Jul. 13 2016

08/06/16 – The Two Foscari – 1pm

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LA Opera On Air The Two Foscari BY GIUSEPPE VERDI Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave Based on the historical play by Lord Byron SUNG IN ITALIAN front-page photo credit: OVERVIEW Plácido Domingo and James Conlon join forces in a new production of this Verdi masterpiece. The languid canals and boisterous festivals of 15th-century Venice conceal […]

Jul. 10 2016

07/30/16 – Norma – 1PM

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LA Opera On Air Norma BY VINCENZO BELLINI SUNG IN ITALIAN front-page photo credit: Ken Howard OVERVIEW “Stunning… An exceptionally strong cast” – Los Angeles Times “Angela Meade is astounding… a formidable achievement” –  The New Yorker “Angela Meade and Jamie Barton [in Norma]… are a duo that every opera lover should hear” – The New […]

Jul. 10 2016

07/23/16 – Gianni Schicchi/Pagliacchi @1pm- LA Opera On Air Begins!

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LA Opera On Air Gianni Schicchi/Pagliacchi BY GIACOMO PUCCINI/RUGGERO LEONCAVALLO SUNG IN ITALIAN frontpage photo credit: Craig T. Mathew OVERVIEW Two legendary directors combine forces for a sensational season-opener. First, Plácido Domingo stars as Gianni Schicchi in Woody Allen’s riotous staging of Puccini’s comic masterpiece, conducted by Grant Gershon. When greedy relatives descend upon their […]

Jun. 26 2016

07/16/16 – Rusalka – 1PM

By Diana Ross | Posted in Operafest | 2 Comments

Lyric Opera of Chicago RUSALKA  (in Czech) COMPOSER: Antonin Dvorák Approx. Length:  3 hours 30 minutes You may know Dvořák’s rousing “New World Symphony”—but here he’s at his romantic best as dark swirling under-currents blend seamlessly with entrancing folk melodies. A witch grants a water nymph mortality so she can marry the prince she adores. But […]

Jun. 12 2016

Baltimore Floatilla 2016

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Saturday morning, the 1st Annual Baltimore Floatilla took place. Kayakers from all over the state converged on the Baltimore Inner Harbor and paddled from Canton to Federal Hill to draw attention to cleaning up the waterways of Charm City. Full story at the Blatimore Sun page: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-baltimore-flotilla-20160611-story.html Even Mr. Trash Wheel was in attendance! If you’re unfamiliar with […]

Jun. 09 2016

Playlist 06-09-16

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Play Report PLAY DATE: Thu, 06/09/2016 5:00 AM            203 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky      Piano Concerto No.  1 in b-Flat  Op 23  Virgin     61463 COND Vladimir Fedoseyev            VLAH dee meer  Fay DOH say ehv ORCH Philharmonia Orchestra SOLO Mikhail Pletnev, piano        Plet-NYOFF 34:35    C  1 1-3 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 5:34 AM            12132 Joseph Haydn                  String Quartet No. 46 in […]

May. 16 2016

May newsletter!

By Diana Ross | Posted in Staff Blogs, WBJC News | No Comments

Here you go folks: http://conta.cc/1sg55X3 To the new WBJC members from the drive, we’re working on getting everyone in the system. You’ll be on the June mailing for certain!

May. 15 2016

Spring Drive recap

By Diana Ross | Posted in Staff Blogs, WBJC News | No Comments

Wow, four days of end-to-end pledge pitching and we are exhausted! We’re so glad to get back to what you love… THE MUSIC! Really folks, we couldn’t do this without all the outstanding support from YOU, the classical music-loving community.   For the number crunchers: goal for the entire drive: $124,500 total made: $129,523 total […]

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