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by lennygoran
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: houston opera and harvey
Replies: 0
Views: 6

houston opera and harvey

What a pity. Len https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/19/arts/music/hurricane-harvey-closes-houstons-opera-and-ballet-home-for-a-season.html?rref=collection%2Fspotlightcollection%2Fclassical-music-reviews&action=click&contentCollection=music®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacemen...
by lennygoran
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: This Equifax Thing
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: This Equifax Thing

jserraglio wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:31 am
Found three other helpful articles, especially the third.
Thanks for the links. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dame Kiri retires
Replies: 14
Views: 178

Re: Dame Kiri retires

the elegant and classy Kiri Te Kanawa. That little nation of New Zealand punches well and truly about its weight in the international arena, IMO. Belle we heard her 5 times live at the Met and she was wonderful each time! Regards, Len Cosi Feb 6, 1982 Rosenkavalier Oct 2, 1982 Boccanegra March 22, ...
by lennygoran
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Exhibitions: Bernstein, Toscanini, Nutcracker
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: Exhibitions: Bernstein, Toscanini, Nutcracker

John F wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:33 am
In the next few months, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will open three major exhibitions of possible interest here.
Thanks for the alert-we plan on being in NYC quite alot this year coming in on the 320 bus from Secaucus! Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: George Smiley is back
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: George Smiley is back

John F wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:43 am
John Le Carré's latest novel returns - finally! - to what he does best.
Just watched the 60 minutes interview with him and Steve Croft from this Sunday-enjoyed it very much. Regards, Len

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/john-le-ca ... us-author/
by lennygoran
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cleveland Browns tackle is 4 snaps shy of 10,000 straight even as Cleveland Indians streak snaps at 22
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Cleveland Browns tackle is 4 snaps shy of 10,000 straight even as Cleveland Indians streak snaps at 22

jserraglio wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:31 pm
the Steinbrenner era kicked in;
I wasn't following baseball as much with Steinbrenner around-still didn't he fire Yogi-this is even worse than when Trump fired Comey! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: brenda lewis
Replies: 15
Views: 191

Re: brenda lewis

jbuck919 wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:55 am
You are aware, of course, that Frederica von Stade, who was from New Jersey, changed the pronunciation of her name to sound German.
No, thanks, I didn't know that-we heard her quite a few times-she was great! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cleveland Browns tackle is 4 snaps shy of 10,000 straight even as Cleveland Indians streak snaps at 22
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Cleveland Browns tackle is 4 snaps shy of 10,000 straight even as Cleveland Indians streak snaps at 22

I think your friend is spot-on. ...Teams afflicted with chronic swelled-head syndrome: you have all been put on notice I'm so glad to hear my friend is spot-on-also what about presidents of the US with chronic swelled-head syndrome. As for my friend I heard the Yanks lost today-meantime Sue and I h...
by lennygoran
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cleveland Browns tackle is 4 snaps shy of 10,000 straight even as Cleveland Indians streak snaps at 22
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Cleveland Browns tackle is 4 snaps shy of 10,000 straight even as Cleveland Indians streak snaps at 22

Go Yanks Go! We`re up in danbury and ate at a restaurant with friends named Rizzuto-only thing better would be if we ate at a restaurant named BERRA`s. One of the friends not only knows his opera and classical music-he`s an avid baseball fan-he informed me about the streak ending. Today he and his s...
by lennygoran
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: brenda lewis
Replies: 15
Views: 191

brenda lewis

I had never heard of her but it sounds like she had a nice career. Len from Connecticut https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/16/arts/music/brenda-lewis-dead-opera-soprano.html?rref=collection%2Fspotlightcollection%2Fclassical-music-reviews&action=click&contentCollection=music®ion=stream&module=stream_...
by lennygoran
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mcdonald's orders come to table
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Mcdonald's orders come to table

jbuck919 wrote:
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:11 pm
And exactly what were you and Sue thinking of to stop at McDonald's for "a snack"? Between northern New Jersey and Connecticut there are a thousand better possibilities.
Well they`re quick, convenient, easy parking, good coffee and also pretty tasty quarter pounders and fries. Len
by lennygoran
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mcdonald's orders come to table
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Mcdonald's orders come to table

We were heading up to Connecticut to view more gardens and stopped ast a Mcdonald's for a snack-we had our order delivered to our table-apparently a new trend! Len


http://fortune.com/2016/11/17/mcdonalds ... mart-menu/
by lennygoran
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: ‘Four Nights of Dream’
Replies: 0
Views: 50

‘Four Nights of Dream’

Never heard of Osada-we've been to Japan Society for art exhibits but didn't know about their musical events-the photo of the set looked interesting. Regards, Len Review: A Japanese Writer’s Reveries Inspire ‘Four Nights of Dream’ By JAMES R. OESTREICH SEPT. 15, 2017 A samurai, balked on his path to...
by lennygoran
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Met Opera Documentary
Replies: 0
Views: 59

A Met Opera Documentary

This Met documentary definitely interests me! The article has links to video clips. Regards, Len A Starburst Is Born: Watch the Building of the Metropolitan Opera By MICHAEL COOPER SEPT. 15, 2017 There was no shortage of operatic-scale drama in the building of the Metropolitan Opera House, which cel...
by lennygoran
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opera “We Shall Not Be Moved”
Replies: 0
Views: 51

Opera “We Shall Not Be Moved”

I noticed this will also be done in NYC as well as Philly--also London. Regards, Len A Police Bombing, Homes on Fire and an Opera That Grapples With It All By SALAMISHAH TILLET SEPT. 15, 2017 PHILADELPHIA — The scars are still there. On May 13, 1985, the police bombed a rowhouse in West Philadelphia...
by lennygoran
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hillary on the Rachel Maddow Show
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Hillary on the Rachel Maddow Show

Most choice, forsaken; and most loved, despised! Thee and thy virtues here I seize upon: Be it lawful I take up what's cast away. Gods, gods! 'tis strange that from their cold'st neglect My love should kindle to inflamed respect. Come on-that was easy-King Lear-next! Regards, Len :lol: :lol: :lol:
by lennygoran
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hillary on the Rachel Maddow Show
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Hillary on the Rachel Maddow Show

We watched her yesterday on Rachel's show-how refreshing to hear a leader with knowledge and intelligence as opposed to the twittering lying fake president we have in the White House now! Regards, Len

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0MEVZ0jat8
by lennygoran
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Castrato will Be Coming To Bdway
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: A Castrato will Be Coming To Bdway

jbuck919 wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:36 am
There is an excellent movie Farinelli. Caution about the following excerpt. It is not for the faint of heart.

A followup-the whole movie seems available on you tube with english surtitles-the opening sequence isn't for the faint of heart either! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: This Equifax Thing
Replies: 5
Views: 243

This Equifax Thing

This sounds like a pain in the neck-anyone have any thoughts on it? Regards, Len :o The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do September 8, 2017 by Seena Gressin Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million Am...
by lennygoran
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Castrato will Be Coming To Bdway
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: A Castrato will Be Coming To Bdway

jbuck919 wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:36 am
There is an excellent movie Farinelli.
Thanks, I liked the set. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anyone Know What This Piece Is
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Anyone Know What This Piece Is

John F wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:43 pm
Trust me, the music in your clip is what I said it is.
Definitely trust you on this! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Castrato will Be Coming To Bdway
Replies: 3
Views: 164

A Castrato will Be Coming To Bdway

Got this flyer in the mail. Don't know whether it belongs in the Pub or here? Never heard of Farinelli. Regards, Len WHEN A MONARCH FALLS INTO MADNESS, THE ONLY CURE IS MUSIC. Following his acclaimed performance in the hit film Dunkirk, Oscar® and three-time Tony® winner MARK RYLANCE returns to the ...
by lennygoran
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anyone Know What This Piece Is
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Anyone Know What This Piece Is

It's from the overture and Venusberg bacchanale that Wagner wrote for the Paris production of "Tannhäuser." Thanks --have to admit I'm shocked and embarrassed-I don't recognize that as Wagner at all-I see it goes on for 21 minutes-can you pinpoint where that section is located? Regards, Len PS anot...
by lennygoran
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Former Paris Opera czar dies
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Former Paris Opera czar dies

Some czar! Only in Paris... Thanks for that report--what some of these people come up with for opera productions really distresses me-then when you get a wonderful production from NYCO of La fanciulla del West TOMMASINI begrudgingly has to snipe at it! Phooey! "But the very traditional staging, by ...
by lennygoran
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anyone Know What This Piece Is
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Anyone Know What This Piece Is

We were up in Connecticut viewing private gardens and two of them had classical music and opera playing as we strolled--delightful! Regards, Len :D

by lennygoran
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cleveland WINdians streak now at 22; 1916 New York Giants won 26
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Moneyball II: Cleveland Indians win 20th in a row

I`m furious-I may have to give up gardening and get back in to basebal! Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cleveland WINdians streak now at 22; 1916 New York Giants won 26
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Moneyball II: Cleveland Indians win 20th in a row

I looked up the record for longest streak as the cleveland sports scene is getting a little too big for its britches-26-if they'll be playing my yankees soon that streak is over! Len :lol: :lol: :lol:
by lennygoran
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: la faniciulla del west
Replies: 0
Views: 92

la faniciulla del west

A wonderful traditional production of this great opera-kristin simpson as minnie was excellent-a great chorus and other singers who while not great were definitely able to deliver the goods-the emotional impact came through loud and clear-nyco is one for one for this season! Len
by lennygoran
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Peter Hall RIP
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Peter Hall RIP

Peter Hall was mainly a theatre director - a founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company - so he belongs in both places. He did a fair amount of opera, but wasn't nearly as good at it as with spoken drama, from Shakespeare to Harold Pinter. The last of his productions that I saw was "Waiting for Godot...
by lennygoran
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Peter Hall RIP
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Peter Hall RIP

I put this in the pub in error but couldn'the delete it-now I put in classical music. Len
by lennygoran
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Former Paris Opera czar dies
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Former Paris Opera czar dies

Gotta admit I never heard of him but found the article very interesting. Len in CT https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/08/style/pierre-berge-yves-saint-laurent-dead.html?rref=collection%2Fspotlightcollection%2Fclassical-music-reviews&action=click&contentCollection=music®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&...
by lennygoran
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Season From the NY Times
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: New Season From the NY Times

Brian, we're in CT for gardens but we'll be back for Opera in NYC on tues-lovely day for scenery near the Hudson. Agree about the bundy Tosca. Len http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/688dd807-10ef-4003-ba39-f7ba8afb17a4_zpsfhwrxomx.jpg http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/e0d4cd28-0...
by lennygoran
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Season From the NY Times
Replies: 2
Views: 168

New Season From the NY Times

The New Season of Classical Music: Listings for the Fall Season and Beyond By ZACHARY WOOLFE SEPT. 8, 2017 TIME’S ARROW Flexing its muscles in both modern and early music, Trinity Wall Street opens its season with this annual festival, formerly held in early January. The focus this year and next is ...
by lennygoran
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: ‘La Fanciulla del West’ at New York City Opera
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: ‘La Fanciulla del West’ at New York City Opera

John F wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:05 pm
You can play "Suor Angelica" all you like, as long as I can't hear it. :mrgreen:
Okay-it's a deal! Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: ‘La Fanciulla del West’ at New York City Opera
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: ‘La Fanciulla del West’ at New York City Opera

As for "Trittico," I'd say that while "Suor Angelica" is musically below par for Puccini, and needs a great singing actress like Teresa Stratas to save it from shameless sentimentality, "Gianni Schicchi" scores high. Like Verdi, Puccini had an unsuspected gift for comic opera which only came out la...
by lennygoran
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: ‘La Fanciulla del West’ at New York City Opera
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: ‘La Fanciulla del West’ at New York City Opera

jbuck919 wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:43 pm
but I actually like Puccini.
As well you should! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: ‘La Fanciulla del West’ at New York City Opera
Replies: 6
Views: 152

‘La Fanciulla del West’ at New York City Opera

So glad it's being done traditionally-we'll be there next week returning from Ct where we should have good weather for private gardens on Sunday. TOMMASINI has made my day! Regards, Len Review: A Good-Enough ‘La Fanciulla del West’ at New York City Opera By ANTHONY TOMMASINI SEPT. 7, 2017 New York C...
by lennygoran
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opera News Annual Season Forecast
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Opera News Annual Season Forecast

THEHORN wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:15 pm
Lenny, I take it you don't subscribe to Opera News . But you should .
Bob thanks-I guess I really should-I'll have to talk to Sue about it. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opera News Annual Season Forecast
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Opera News Annual Season Forecast

THEHORN wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:41 pm

I also got the Met's Prince Igor from my library , and the performance was absolutely thrilling musically .
I hated that production even though I'm a gardener and love poppies. Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opera News Annual Season Forecast
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Opera News Annual Season Forecast

I recently received the September issue of Opera News magazine , which has its annual preview of the opera season all over the globe ... .the long neglected Pearl Fishers of Bizet has is being done by a number of opera houses . There are opera for all tastes , new ,old, familiar and unfamiliar . Bo...
by lennygoran
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Fall Season of Debuts, Returns and Farewells
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: A Fall Season of Debuts, Returns and Farewells

A complete listing of all operatic events of the coming season would completely fill the newspaper, and maybe a couple more issues besides. Oh I wasn't expecting such a list but I did feel it was a little too brief-especially since it dealt with more than just opera-only 11 items mentioned. "A roun...
by lennygoran
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Fall Season of Debuts, Returns and Farewells
Replies: 2
Views: 149

A Fall Season of Debuts, Returns and Farewells

FWIW this appeared this morning in the NY Times. Seems a little sparse to me. Regards, Len A Fall Season of Debuts, Returns and Farewells By EMILY BAUMGAERTNER SEPT. 6, 2017 A roundup of opera, dance and drama, on four continents. MILAN Andrea Chénier, www.teatroallascala.org Select dates, Dec. 10 t...
by lennygoran
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Red Sox admit guilt in Apple Watch cheating scheme
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Re: Red Sox admit guilt in Apple Watch cheating scheme

jserraglio wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:42 pm
Congress eventually got involved. .
When is Mueller getting to this-forget Trump and Russian meddling! Regards, Len :lol: :lol: :lol:
by lennygoran
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Delaware Opera New Season
Replies: 0
Views: 130

Delaware Opera New Season

We have been going down to Wilmington Delaware for operas last 2 springs and enjoying them but their season for the rest of 2017 and 2018 just arived and it doesn't turn me on that much. Regards, Len :( 1. 2018 Festival April 28-May 6, 2018 Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Puccini's Il Trittico!...
by lennygoran
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NY Times Article Oliver Mears
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: NY Times Article Oliver Mears

I'd say that is a very weak appointment, despite the attempts to justify it reported in the article. The director of the Royal Opera has to attract the world's top-flight singers, conductors, and stage directors to the house, and most of them will never have heard of him, or think much of his track...
by lennygoran
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NY Times Article Oliver Mears
Replies: 2
Views: 166

NY Times Article Oliver Mears

Oliver Mears Takes a Big Leap to the Royal Opera By FARAH NAYERI SEPT. 5, 2017 LONDON — The Royal Opera in London has a new captain at the wheel: 38-year-old Oliver Mears, who takes over an institution that has more than two and a half centuries of operatic tradition behind it. Mr. Mears’s predecess...
by lennygoran
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yende Allergic To Raffia
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: Yende Allergic To Raffia

This trailer is probably showing the ROH production where the rafia is being used. Regards, Len

by lennygoran
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yende Allergic To Raffia
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Yende Allergic To Raffia

We saw her for the first time along with Camarena in Puritani last Feb and she was superb! Regards, Len Pretty Yende Unmasks a Promising Opera Career By GINANNE BROWNELL MITIC SEPT. 4, 2017 LONDON — It turns out, the hay bales caused it. Sitting in a cafe a stone’s throw from the Royal Opera House i...