Posts Tagged ‘Verdi’

Oct. 10 2013

Happy Birthday, Verdi, and Kudos to Maestro Love!

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews, WBJC Programs | No Comments

Today is the bicentennial of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth, and this weekend, The Columbia Orchestra will celebrate with two performances of his dramatic, operatic Requiem. They’ll be joined by Choralis and guest soloists; you can click on the link below to hear my chat with The Columbia Orchestra’s Music Director, Jason Love.   When we spoke […]

Sep. 18 2013

Little known Verdi opera

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

I’m sure you are aware by now that 2013 is the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth, and we are bound to hear even more Verdi operas than usual.  Washington Concert Opera is taking an interesting slant by opening their 2013-2014 season with two little known operas by the great man. On Sunday, they launch their […]

Mar. 22 2013

My turn to play groupie!

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Judith recently had a wonderful fangirl moment with Emanuel Ax; now it’s my turn. For some years, I’ve been a devotee of Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s singing. Jim and I have seen him perform operatic roles, song cycles, and recitals, all brilliantly. I had the chance to interview “Dima” in 2002 when he was in town to […]

Feb. 18 2013

Verdi hits the jackpot in Vegas

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Last Saturday, I attended the Metropolitan Opera’s HD broadcast of Rigoletto at the Charles Theater. I was delighted to see that there wasn’t an empty seat in the room and the audience demographic ranged from high school to retirement age. As a fan of Rat Pack-era design, I was pretty excited about seeing this production, which […]

May. 03 2012

Thursday 05/03/12 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

By WBJC Programming | Posted in WBJC Evening Concert | No Comments

11:00 PM Conductor: Manfred Honeck Soprano: Angela Meade Mezzo-soprano: Marina Prudenskaja Tenor: Dimitri Pittas Bass: Liang Li Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh Chatham Baroque VERDI: Requiem Fill: Monteverdi: “Sanctorum Meritis” Schmelzer: “Lamento Sopra La Morte” Related posts: Thursday 05/31/12 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Wednesday 03/21/12 Live! At The Concertgebouw Monday 04/02/12 New York Philharmonic This Week

Feb. 24 2012

Opera on-screen!

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

While skimming friends’ Facebook posts this morning, I came across a few comments relating to Placido Domingo & Stephen Colbert having sung Verdi’s La Donna e Mobile on last night’s “Colbert Report.” Having missed the broadcast, I immediately Googled the performance & was delighted with the video I found. Both men sound great & look […]

Jan. 13 2012

“The Leopard”: epic in every sense of the word

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

  Back in November, Jim & I were lucky enough to catch a revival screening of Luchino Visconti’s 1963 film “The Leopard” at the Charles. Since I occasionally play excerpts from the film’s soundtrack (fabulous work by Nino Rota, with a little help from Verdi) on WBJC & am a longtime fan of old movies, […]

Nov. 04 2011

Opening night, but no jitters… yet!

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Baltimore, are you ready for some opera? Lyric Opera Baltimore’s “La Traviata” opens tonight & I am as excited as a five-year-old on the night before Christmas. So many people have worked so hard to start this brand-new company, but in my opinion, the biggest kudos should go to the fabulous James Harp, LOB’s Artistic […]

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