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by lennygoran
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nico Muhly's Marnie
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Nico Muhly's Marnie

Now the NY Times has weighed in on the opera. Regards, Len Review: Nico Muhly’s ‘Marnie’ Brings Hitchcock Into the 21st Century By ZACHARY WOOLFE NOV. 19, 2017 LONDON — How are we, late in 2017, to solve a problem like “Marnie”? The story — a traumatized girl grows into a sexually frigid, kleptomani...
by lennygoran
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Met's week: a stupid review
Replies: 20
Views: 460

Re: The Met's week: a stupid review

Witness the Met's Luc Bondy Tosca vs the beloved Zeffirelli one . I hated that Bondy Tosca-my feeling is don't update and fiddle with and change the older established operas-do them traditionally. As for new modern operas like the the Exterminating Angel the composers are there and they can handle ...
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: ROH review Semiramide
Replies: 0
Views: 10

ROH review Semiramide

Now another review from my friend in London-we'll be seeing Semiramide this season at the Met-we saw our very first Semiramide last spring down in Wilmington Delaware-it was wonderful-I don't think Morrison or Beethoven know what they're talking about! Regards, Len :lol: Richard Morrison gives the p...
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music unfamiliar to me
Replies: 21
Views: 324

Re: Music unfamiliar to me

John F wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:46 am
So that's why you went to see Schoenberg's "Moses und Aron" at the Met? :D
You got me! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music unfamiliar to me
Replies: 21
Views: 324

Re: Music unfamiliar to me

John F wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:45 am
I tend to prefer music that doesn't give me everything it's got on first hearing, from Bach to Saariaho.
Just the opposite for me--that's exactly what I want! Regards, Len [on the run] :lol: :lol: :lol:
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nico Muhly's Marnie
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Nico Muhly's Marnie

>Whatever, I'll be curious enough to hear "Marnie" when it comes here. Muhly's other Met opera, "Two Boys," is not as barren as Morrison says ...Making operas out of movies looks like a trend, what with "The Exterminating Angel." Broadway has been making musicals out of movies for quite a while; I ...
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nico Muhly's Marnie
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Nico Muhly's Marnie

This is a discouraging review sent to me by an England friend-apparently it's coming here next season. Regards, Len Nico Muhly's Marnie Production: Michael Mayer Margaret "Marnie" Edgar: Isabel Leonard Co-production with the English National Opera Here's the Richard Morrison review: Only two stars: ...
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two Operas With Nothing in Common Except Exhausted Women
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Two Operas With Nothing in Common Except Exhausted Women

jbuck919 wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:00 pm
I would happily have met Len and Sue there with more notice.
John this time of season it proved too far for us as well. Where's the new NYCO when we need them! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two Operas With Nothing in Common Except Exhausted Women
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Two Operas With Nothing in Common Except Exhausted Women

I don't know if this comparison is a stretch-I would like to see Mother Of Us All again-it's been a long time. We saw the Met's Thais some time ago with Fleming and Hampson-the set left something to be desired imo. Regards, Len Two Operas With Nothing in Common, Except Exhausted Women By ZACHARY WOO...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Exterminating Angel HD
Replies: 0
Views: 53

Exterminating Angel HD

Just back from this at the Rockaway Mall, NJ-an extraordinary experience-unique, riveting! And here I was thinking of returning next week's Me tickets when we're back in nyc to see it live--go figure. Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Politics, poor decisions starved New York's subways
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Politics, poor decisions starved New York's subways

We've been in nyc all week using the subways-thanks for the article-I skimmed through it but will read it more carefully when we get home after today's exterminating angel hd style. Have to agree the subways have problems. We had some trouble after 2 performances at lincoln center-after the play jun...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: la finta giardiniera
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: la finta giardiniera

I can't get excited about anything before Die Entfürung, but I'm glad you enjoyed it. :) John I hear you-it's not up there with his masterpieces but they did such a nice job with the production and they all acted so well it was very pleasurable. We had tickets earlier this year to hear it at the of...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: la finta giardiniera
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: la finta giardiniera

Belle wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:20 am
Did it have koi in it Len? :lol:
Belle, LOL, no koi but there was a large snake during the thyrsius and chloris segment in the latter part of act2-also plenty of plants and even a few moving trees and loads of flowers! Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: la finta giardiniera
Replies: 4
Views: 93

la finta giardiniera

Our first la finta-very nice performance-imaginative lovely sets, good singing, wonderful acting and stage presence by all. You sure could hear mozart opera music in this opera he wrote as an 18 year old! Len :D
by lennygoran
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight's zeffirelli turandot
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Tonight's zeffirelli turandot

What a visual treat-spectacular! First time hearing oksana dyka-pretty impressive but a little shrill at times. Antonenko was pretty good at times but a little weak in the first act-his stage presence needs some work. Still overall it was a great experience-we treated ourselves to dress circle seats...
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music unfamiliar to me
Replies: 21
Views: 324

Re: Music unfamiliar to me

Belle what an exciting experience to have been a part of-talk about screaming and a lot of cursing both shows we've seen while celebrating in nyc this week have contained plenty of that-book of mormons and Junk--a play at lincoln center's vivian beaumont theater. Don't be alarmed-today and tomorrow ...
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music unfamiliar to me
Replies: 21
Views: 324

Re: Music unfamiliar to me

Belle I love janacek's operas! Len
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: girls of the golden west
Replies: 0
Views: 80

girls of the golden west

I'd sure be interested in seeing this new adams opera! Len

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/16/arts ... .html?_r=0
by lennygoran
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: compuserve forums ending dec 15
Replies: 2
Views: 105

compuserve forums ending dec 15

Surprised and disappointed. Len :(
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: war of the worlds opera LA
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: war of the worlds opera LA

An opera based on "War of the Worlds" itself, by Wells rather than Welles, depicting an actual alien invasion, would be something. To base it on a radio broadcast which, as we know, was a Hallowe'en prank gone wrong, seems to me rather pointless. I just can't tell-if it was in nyc I might go-just d...
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: war of the worlds opera LA
Replies: 4
Views: 175

war of the worlds opera LA

Fake News in an opera! Len https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/arts/music/review-war-worlds-los-angeles-philharmonic.html?rref=collection%2Fspotlightcollection%2Fclassical-music-reviews&action=click&contentCollection=music®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=coll...
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Domingo William Tell!
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Domingo William Tell!

To be frank, I think he is clinging on. I think he's still a fine singer, but the voice has deteriorated from when he was one of the greatest. I heard him sing Boccanegra at the Met, and the other singers had to scale back a bit when on stage with him. Maybe he just can't face retirement. Barney on...
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jamie Oliver as scold and nanny
Replies: 12
Views: 402

Re: Jamie Oliver as scold and nanny

Belle wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:42 pm
You might call an argument "the law of the jungle" but, quite frankly, the American mainstream media leaves a very great deal to be desired.
Belle fortunately there's the NY Times, Washington Post and CNN! Regards, Len :D :D :D
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 15
Views: 436

Re: What I listened to today

Oops, hope I didn't offend him in any way. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lyric Opera of Chicago ‘Die Walküre’
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: Lyric Opera of Chicago ‘Die Walküre’

John F wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:10 am
His "House of the Dead" for the Met was extraordinary, in a good way. RIP.
Yes we saw that too and it was wonderful! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jamie Oliver as scold and nanny
Replies: 12
Views: 402

Re: Jamie Oliver as scold and nanny

I deplore the modern tendency of the deep state and it's advocates to tell the people what's good for them. Belle what about things like banning smoking in public places and restaurants or are you only talking about food-I remember the NYC attempt by Mayor Bloomberg on the size of soda cups that on...
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 15
Views: 436

Re: What I listened to today

Glad you're doing better-what was causing the nose bleeds? Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lyric Opera of Chicago ‘Die Walküre’
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: Lyric Opera of Chicago ‘Die Walküre’

The idea of showing the war dead on stage during the Ride of the Valkyries is not original with Pountney; it goes back at least to Chereau's Bayreuth staging of 1976. Wow that's quite an act-I couldn't put it down even with the frock coat, shirt and tie! Regards, Len :lol: Looking for the cast I ca...
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lyric Opera of Chicago ‘Die Walküre’
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: Lyric Opera of Chicago ‘Die Walküre’

barney wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:33 pm
Looks pretty good to me. The horses are recognisably equine. Sounds like he's gone to town on the Valkyries and the dead, but there's a lot of music, and a need for something to be happening on stage.
Barney gotta admit it caught my eye too. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Domingo William Tell!
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Domingo William Tell!

barney wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:28 pm
I can see why the translator is free! :D
Barney yes but what about Domingo doing William Tell-what do you think? At least he's not doing the role of Arnold! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Time To Close Down Mueller
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Time To Close Down Mueller

The folks who work in our intelligence agencies must be incredibly demoralized by these utterances by our poor excuse for a president. That he made this statement on Veterans Day adds to the pain. Henry, Tillerson sure got it right when he called him a moron! Regards, Len :( CIA chief Mike Pompeo c...
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bernstein Kadish
Replies: 0
Views: 123

Bernstein Kadish

I'm glad there's a you tube version-no subtitles but the speaker is easy to understand--I gotta give this a try. Regards, Len Review: Son Confronts Father to End a Leonard Bernstein Festival By ANTHONY TOMMASINI NOV. 10, 2017 “Every son, at one point or other, defies his father, fights him, departs ...
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another incredible episode of What's My Line
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Another incredible episode of What's My Line

Belle wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:59 pm
Len, your link to Donald O'Conner didn't work!
Belle hope you can get relief for the back pain-I know how terrible that can be. I'll try again with the link. I previewed and see it's on my screen. Regards, Len

by lennygoran
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Domingo William Tell!
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Domingo William Tell!

A friend sent me info on this and I googled and then used a free translator. Regards, Len :lol: Some new roles, unstoppable in its effort to expand its repertoire are drawn on the agenda ahead of Placido Domingo. In particular, in the summer of 2018 will be provided his voice to the role of Zurga in...
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dessay Finishes What Barbra Streisand Started
Replies: 10
Views: 326

Re: Dessay Finishes What Barbra Streisand Started

John F wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:58 pm
Then it occurred to me that you might be asking for information about the Schumann song cycle, though this wasn't clear in your message, so I replaced what I had written with what you read.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGW7UJuWGx8
Exactly, thanks, I'll get to this today! Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lyric Opera of Chicago ‘Die Walküre’
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Lyric Opera of Chicago ‘Die Walküre’

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/chicago%20lyric%20walkure_zps6houd7qn.jpg So what do you think? Regards, Len :o Lyric Opera of Chicago Offers Very Theatrical ‘Die Walküre’ By ANTHONY TOMMASINI NOV. 11, 2017 CHICAGO — Many productions of Wagner’s “Die Walküre” stage the “Ride of the Val...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another incredible episode of What's My Line
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Another incredible episode of What's My Line

jbuck919 wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:26 pm
Never heard of Geritol?
I definitely remember that item! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Robbie the Robot - Going once, going twice...
Replies: 15
Views: 570

Re: Robbie the Robot - Going once, going twice...

Belle wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:01 pm
Francis, the talking Mule!!! 😉 :mrgreen:
Belle that made me think of Donald O'Connor-he could dance! Regards, Len

www.youtube.com/embed/0Rx5_IEmzpo[/youtube]
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dessay Finishes What Barbra Streisand Started
Replies: 10
Views: 326

Re: Dessay Finishes What Barbra Streisand Started

The poems of "Frauenliebe und -Leben" ("Woman's Love and Life") are a sentimental celebration of women's role exclusively as a man's lover, wife, and mother of his children, and it's only still performed because of Schumann's music; the words are an embarrassment. In this day and age, when women as...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Time To Close Down Mueller
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Time To Close Down Mueller

Really? Regards, Len :x Trump Says Putin ‘Means It’ About Not Meddling By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS NOV. 11, 2017 DANANG, Vietnam — President Trump said on Saturday that he believed President Vladimir V. Putin was sincere in his repeated denials of interference in the 2016 presidential elections, calli...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dessay Finishes What Barbra Streisand Started
Replies: 10
Views: 326

Re: Dessay Finishes What Barbra Streisand Started

As described, this project's attitude toward women's lives is hardly an advance on Schumann's "Frauenliebe und -Leben." " Could you explain this-does it have to be an advance in order to be done--to have some worth. I ask this not to disagree with you but to try to learn something. I'm not familiar...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Favorite moments from musicals
Replies: 13
Views: 279

Re: Favorite moments from musicals

As I have posted recently, at least implicitly, I think that the great musicals ended pretty much with West Side Story, or perhaps Oliver. Well whatever Sue and I have gotten a great deal of enjoyment from alot of more current shows over the years-it's a nice supplement to the operas we go to as we...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dessay Finishes What Barbra Streisand Started
Replies: 10
Views: 326

Dessay Finishes What Barbra Streisand Started

I wasn't aware she had completely retired from opera. She needed a coach for the new material. Regards, Len Natalie Dessay Finishes What Barbra Streisand Started By ELISABETH VINCENTELLI NOV. 10, 2017 Even during her years as an opera star, renowned for her intense performances, Natalie Dessay saw h...
by lennygoran
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Firefox What's New Page
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Firefox What's New Page

John F wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:56 am
If your Firefox screen has a menu bar across the top, with File on the left, click on Tools which is toward the right. Then click on Options.
Thanks, yes I have that and it gets me to options and settings. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Firefox What's New Page
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Firefox What's New Page

jserraglio wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:46 am
try over on the right of the browser window or google your question.
Thanks-right now things are working fine. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Firefox What's New Page
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Firefox What's New Page

But you might want to go into Settings and check your preference for what you want the browser to do at startup. In your case, probably you want "Continue where you left off". Thanks but I have to admit I've never seen something from firefox that involves settings--how would I get to settings? Rega...
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Firefox What's New Page
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Firefox What's New Page

I believe you are simply being alerted that your browser has been auto-updated. I assume the browser has been set to show the last page used on start up, rather than the home page. Thanks, I'm not sure what's changed-what happens and it happened today as well-I click on firefox and the page comes u...
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Firefox What's New Page
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Firefox What's New Page

When I opened up firefox this morning this page came up first. Regards, Len

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/5 ... ion=55.0.3