Posts Tagged ‘Carmen’

Oct. 08 2014

Should corporate sponsors butt out of opera?

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 3 Comments

It seems a conflict of interest is keeping one of the most beloved works in the operatic repertoire off the stage at West Australia Opera, at least for the next couple of seasons. Before you click on the following link from Limelight, please note that I have my own biases in this case:  I’m a […]

Apr. 05 2013

Adios, Carmencita

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

This past Wednesday, Jim and I had to say goodbye to our beautiful baby girl kitty, Carmen. She was almost 19 and had been in failing health for some time, so we knew we were facing a difficult decision sometime this Spring unless Nature intervened, as was the case when our boy cat, Winston, became […]

Jan. 30 2013

My Purple Pride Is Showing

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Okay, I don’t usually follow football. Hope I didn’t cost WBJC any listeners with that admission – I know many of you are passionate sports fans! I am, however, very proud of the Baltimore Ravens for making it to the Super Bowl this year. With that in mind, my husband, Jim, and I joined a […]

Nov. 29 2012

Bizet’s Habanera With An Industrial Twist

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

You’ve heard the Habanera from Carmen before,  right? I bet you haven’t heard it like this. If you think you’re a jaded opera fan, or not an opera fan at all, I dare you to watch the following video by the French band Zic Zazou without laughing and enjoying the music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=96I_UrTOZF0 Apologies to the […]

Sep. 17 2012

Gotta run!

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

I love running, but I don’t do a lot of races. Usually, I just pop out the door of our house, often accompanied by Jim, & make my way through various Baltimore neighborhoods. I’m not fast & probably never will be; burning calories & staying in shape are more important to me than winning medals. […]

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