Posts Tagged ‘Puccini’

Nov. 10 2016

Opera Goes to the Movies, 1935-Style

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs, Movie Reviews | 4 Comments

It’s less and less common to see classical music represented in popular culture these days, especially in a positive sense, so imagine my delight when I recently saw that Turner Classic Movies was airing Love Me Forever, a 1935 film starring Metropolitan Opera soprano Grace Moore. I’m rather ashamed to admit I didn’t know Moore’s […]

Apr. 24 2015

A man and his mandolin. Actually, a whole bunch of mandolins.

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

This Sunday at 4PM, the Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra and Baltimore Mandolin Quartet will pay tribute to Baltimore musician and composer Jonathan Jensen by presenting a concert of his original works and arrangements. Jonathan visited me recently to talk about the program and the history of mandolin ensembles.    

Jun. 27 2012

Sounds of Summer

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 2 Comments

There are certain pop songs or classical pieces that will always make me think of summer. One is Prince’s “Raspberry Beret”, which I heard on my way to work this morning & thought – perfect! Not only do the song’s flippant lyrics & upbeat tempo seem appropriate for warm weather & sunny skies, the album […]

Dec. 11 2011

12/17/11– Madama Butterfly Puccini 1:00

By WBJC Programming | Posted in WBJC Programs | No Comments

Conductor: Plácido Domingo Approximate running time 3 hrs. 10 min. The 2011-2012 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, starring the Chinese soprano Liping Zhang, in her network broadcast debut. Zhang sings the title role of the young Japanese bride whose marriage to an American naval officer leads […]