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by lennygoran
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: To Impeach or to Investigate-That is the Question
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: To Impeach or to Investigate-That is the Question

Rach3 wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:26 am
>a Court will hopefully soon so rule.
One key word in your message for me is soon-they could be effective at stonewalling for some time but of course I hope it can be faster. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: heather harper RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 29

heather harper RIP

http://operawire.com/obituary-heather-harper-dies-at-88/ Isee she was at the Met-I have to check my records when we get home to see if I happened to see her. Len Search results for: Heather harper 9 items found.Search Results[Met Performance] CID:248440 Le Nozze di Figaro {275} Metropolitan Opera Ho...
by lennygoran
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: To Impeach or to Investigate-That is the Question
Replies: 3
Views: 45

To Impeach or to Investigate-That is the Question

Pelosi Urges Caution on Impeachment as Some Democrats Push to Begin By Nicholas Fandos April 22, 2019 WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi, confronting a Democratic divide over the findings of the special counsel, urged her caucus on Monday to hold off impeaching President Trump for now, even as she de...
by lennygoran
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: They Should Turn This Into An Opera! The Tale of Genji
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: They Should Turn This Into An Opera! The Tale of Genji

John F wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:33 am
lennygoran wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:36 pm
Maybe they already have
There's at least one, by Minoru Miki, premiered in June 2000 at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and in Japan in 2001.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genji_monogatari_(opera)
John much thanks for this info! Len
by lennygoran
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: They Should Turn This Into An Opera! The Tale of Genji
Replies: 2
Views: 29

They Should Turn This Into An Opera! The Tale of Genji

Maybe they already have-it has enough characters to rival The Ring, the opportunity for great sets and costumes is definitely there-a superb show at the Met museum of Art-we just had to finish with Japanese Food-Robata style for the first time. Regards, Len https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/415...
by lennygoran
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Summer meet-up
Replies: 27
Views: 644

Re: Summer meet-up

Brian we too look forward to it-you can accomplish alot when you live in or close to NYC! Len
by lennygoran
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: norma jeane baker of troy at the Shed
Replies: 0
Views: 36

norma jeane baker of troy at the Shed

Our previous visit to hudson yards yesterday and the thought of the shed and the thoughts about Aegyptische Helene made us decide to roll the dice with this work-Fleming still can sing but as for the work itself it sure was Greek to me and Sue. Had a chance to check out jose andres place in the base...
by lennygoran
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Summer meet-up
Replies: 27
Views: 644

Re: Summer meet-up

Len, you'll let us know when you've confirmed the reservation! Thanks for doing that. Brian Sue and I had a chance to get over there today around 2 and the upstairs was dark and empty-there were some tables occupied in the other levels-the owner who I've worked with before was there-we're set up fo...
by lennygoran
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Aegyptische Helene
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Aegyptische Helene

Aegyptische Helene Does anyone remember seeing this when it was at the Met-we saw it and I was very disappointed-an opera rarely done and they do an update-I'm not a fan of when opera companies do this. Len from secaucus Here's a review I found and I agree with the reviewer. Len Richard Strauss’s lu...
by lennygoran
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Studies for Operas Redacted?
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Studies for Operas Redacted?

This article was not something I could fully understand. Len Review: A Composer’s Redacted Music and Raucous Noise By Zachary Woolfe April 19, 2019 Redaction was on my mind on Thursday, as the Mueller report was released to the public with swaths of its text blacked out for legal and security reason...
by lennygoran
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYTimes Article on Billy Budd
Replies: 3
Views: 70

NYTimes Article on Billy Budd

Opinion ‘Billy Budd,’ Tragically Charming the Boys for a Century Melville’s novel and Britten’s opera are poignant reminders of the beauty and relevance of gay history. By David Belcher Mr. Belcher is an editor in the Hong Kong office of Opinion. April 18, 2019 Is “Billy Budd” the ultimate modern ga...
by lennygoran
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Summer meet-up
Replies: 27
Views: 644

Re: Summer meet-up

Okay I'll go for pomodoro for sat june 22 at 2PM and be back with developments as I get more info. Today the rain held off and Hudson Yards looked very impressive to us-what a project! Regards, Len https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/4152/MToVmK.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/7992/TbJ...
by lennygoran
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Summer meet-up
Replies: 27
Views: 644

Re: Summer meet-up

Brian they don't start serving lunch until 3PM on Sat-that's why I had to ask about it for 3 rather than 2. IOW lunch starts at 3PM. Len [heading out for hudson yards and the brooklyn seder. ] Len
by lennygoran
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Summer meet-up
Replies: 27
Views: 644

Re: Summer meet-up

Thanks, any suggestions from anyone would be appreciated-wish I lived closer to nyc sometimes so I could be of more assistance meeting with restaurant managers face to face. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What was going on at the Met Last Night
Replies: 0
Views: 52

What was going on at the Met Last Night

At intermission last night we were looking own from the dress circle area and on the first floor they were dancing and wearing head sets? Regards, Len https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/3966/HnlbqS.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/9051/eQaGOu.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/...
by lennygoran
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight's Met Don G
Replies: 7
Views: 91

Re: Tonight's Met Don G

Sure enough fwiw found this. Regards, Len The Michael Grandage production of Don Giovanni currently in rep at the Metropolitan Opera is not holding up well. Debuted in 2011, it is blandly inoffensive, using modular tenement blocks on casters in a handful of configurations to define playing spaces, b...
by lennygoran
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Wagner's "Ring" is louder than a jet engine
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Wagner's "Ring" is louder than a jet engine

The loudest concerts I ever heard (since I don't go to rock concerts with their deafening amplification) was a Mahler 6th by the Boston Symphony with William Steinberg, and Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mariss Jansons. My ears actually hurt, physica...
by lennygoran
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Summer meet-up
Replies: 27
Views: 644

Re: Summer meet-up

The last time I ate at Fiorello's it was with a family group of 10 or more, at a normal meal time, and we were seated at one table. What their "greeter" told you can't be the restaurant's policy. But if they don't want our business, forget about it. John I'm curious now-was your dinner on a Saturda...
by lennygoran
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight's Met Don G
Replies: 7
Views: 91

Re: Tonight's Met Don G

The cast and conductor, other than Peter Mattei and Susanna Phillips, are way below the Met's standard. This is not just from the cast list but the NY Times review. No opera company can maintain a festival standard in every performance, but the Met should do better than this. I wonderif there will ...
by lennygoran
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Summer meet-up
Replies: 27
Views: 644

Re: Summer meet-up

Brian Sue and I went into fiorellos and our talk with the greeter was discouraging-he said that he couldn't guarantee a quiet spot for a group of 10 people-in fact he might have to separate the group into tables of 5. He also said they didn't like to offer split checks but might try to work with us-...
by lennygoran
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight's Met Don G
Replies: 7
Views: 91

Tonight's Met Don G

Quite enjoyable-a fairly traditional set-nice singing-Mattei was very good-we hadn't seen a live Don G in many years-still can't determine if the Don is a murderer or not. Len :lol: Don Giovanni {575} Metropolitan Opera House: 04/15/2019. Metropolitan Opera House April 15, 2019 DON GIOVANNI{575} Wol...
by lennygoran
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Summer meet-up
Replies: 27
Views: 644

Re: Summer meet-up

I'm open to your idea of Cafe Fiorello as someplace new to try, but only if they'll take individual checks, as Len suggested. Len, would you be kind and give them a call? Brian we're gonna be at the Met tomorrow for a Don G and Sue and I plan on going in to talk to people at Cafe Fiorello. Regards,...
by lennygoran
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Summer meet-up
Replies: 27
Views: 644

Re: Summer meet-up

https://www.cafefiorello.com/menu/ I've eaten there several times and the food is very good. So unless anyone has an objection, can we go to Cafe Fiorello this time? For us no problem with Cafe Fiorello-we pass it all the time. Wonder if they would allow for separate checks? Regards, Len https://im...
by lennygoran
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Summer meet-up
Replies: 27
Views: 644

Re: Summer meet-up

I've been in touch with Lance, and he advises me that so far, Fridays and Saturdays in June work for our fearless leader, and since he missed last year's celebration, let's include him this year if at all possible.Len, would you be kind enough to make the reservation at that lovely restaurant once ...
by lennygoran
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is Seltzer Jewish? And 99 Other Argument-Starters
Replies: 0
Views: 178

Is Seltzer Jewish? And 99 Other Argument-Starters

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/V0lwFn.jpg Our big gathering in Brooklyn comes up Fri night-don't think they'll be any bacon. Regards, Len :lol: Is Seltzer Jewish? And 99 Other Argument-Starters A new book offers an irreverent list of the “most Jewish” foods to savor, just in time...
by lennygoran
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Notre Dame, Paris, burns
Replies: 18
Views: 618

Re: Notre Dame, Paris, burns

Belle it was an indoor day for us yesterday--terrible winds-- and I've been watching TV for a large chunk of it-the news flashed across the screen-so sad-I believe we've visited Notre Dame on every trip we've ever made to Paris over many years-one experience I remember was eating at the famous and f...
by lennygoran
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: In the Met’s ‘Siegfried,’ Singers Transcend the Staging
Replies: 1
Views: 185

In the Met’s ‘Siegfried,’ Singers Transcend the Staging

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by lennygoran
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Inflammatory tabloid cover makes New York Post sweat
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: Inflammatory tabloid cover makes New York Post sweat

jserraglio wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:21 am
As per usual, MagaMan sees the speck in his brother's eye but is blind to the beam in his own.
I liked the way you put this and decided to google! Regards, Len

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mote_and_the_Beam :)
by lennygoran
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Inflammatory tabloid cover makes New York Post sweat
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: Inflammatory tabloid cover makes New York Post sweat

jserraglio wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:45 am
]FWIW, MagaMan's minions think otherwise.
Yes I know that-Trump feels the members of the Democratic Party are antisemites-he and his are milking it for everything its worth. Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bannon and the ultra-right take on Pope Francis
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Steve Bannon and U.S. ultra-conservatives take aim at Pope Francis

My DVR is programmed for this Sun at 9PM for this show from MSNBC. Regards, Len

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/stev ... is-n991411
by lennygoran
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Breakout Star of the Met Opera’s ‘Ring’
Replies: 2
Views: 254

The Breakout Star of the Met Opera’s ‘Ring’

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/6i9IFC.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/6Sot3p.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/921/ubcNPy.jpg The Breakout Star of the Met Opera’s ‘Ring’ By Joshua Barone April 12, 2019 It can be difficult to tell the good guy...
by lennygoran
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Inflammatory tabloid cover makes New York Post sweat
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: Inflammatory tabloid cover makes New York Post sweat

david johnson wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:24 am
Neither the NYP nor the Congresswoman have much to offer. A side note, there is a difference in a 'black muslim' and a muslim who is black.
Another important side note-there is a difference between being anti semitic and being critical of Israeli policy. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: More On The Shed Hudson Yards
Replies: 0
Views: 191

More On The Shed Hudson Yards

PBS NYC Arts The Shed material comes up first. Regards, Len NYC-ARTS Full Episode: April 11, 2019 Season 2019 Episode 438 | 28m 16s A conversation with Alex Poots, Artistic Director and CEO of The Shed, a brand new venue for cutting edge arts and culture on Manhattan’s West Side. Followed by a visit...
by lennygoran
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: MAGAman crony Stephen Miller floated plan to dump border detainees into Dem strongholds
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: MagaMan crony Stephen Miller floated plan to dump border detainees into Dem strongholds

So his staff tries to downplay it and then he doubles down today. Regards, Len :(
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by lennygoran
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hungarian Opera Asks White Cast of ‘Porgy and Bess’ to Say They Are African-American
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Hungarian Opera Asks White Cast of ‘Porgy and Bess’ to Say They Are African-American

The Hungarian State Opera will be touring to the U.S. in October, performing at Lincoln Center. No, they won't be bringing their "Porgy and Bess." The repertoire will be Erkel's "Bank Ban," Goldmark's "Queen of Sheba," We saw those at the Koch with the Hungarian State Opera last fall and enjoyed ha...
by lennygoran
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hungarian Opera Asks White Cast of ‘Porgy and Bess’ to Say They Are African-American
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Hungarian Opera Asks White Cast of ‘Porgy and Bess’ to Say They Are African-American

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/siCInd.jpg Hungarian Opera Asks White Cast of ‘Porgy and Bess’ to Say They Are African-American By Palko Karasz April 10, 2019 When the Hungarian State Opera’s white cast of singers came together in Budapest earlier this month to revive a production...
by lennygoran
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYC Subway 1904
Replies: 0
Views: 124

NYC Subway 1904

by lennygoran
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Conrad L. Osborne's new book on opera
Replies: 23
Views: 3297

Re: Conrad L. Osborne's new book on opera

Brian I found it. Thanks! Len
by lennygoran
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Conrad L. Osborne's new book on opera
Replies: 23
Views: 3297

Re: Conrad L. Osborne's new book on opera

maestrob wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:12 pm
Actually, Len, what you found was not the Dan Merriman I knew, although he did come from Texas.
Brian I'm confused and sorry if I mixed things up--I thought you were talking about Osborne putting down Pav-who is Dan Merriman. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ed Dept requires Texas Tech Med School to end affirmative action
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: MagaMan's Dept of Ed requires Texas Tech Med School to end affirmative action

Have no fear-Barr will make sure it's enforced! After his performance yesterday we may have to impeach Trump to get the Mueller report. Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: De Blasio declares health emergency in Brooklyn; mandates measles vaccinations
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: De Blasio declares health emergency in Brooklyn; mandates measles vaccinations

And on the horizon lurk superbugs, which are likely to become even more of a long-term threat than the bugs we already know how to defeat. Here's why. NYT Superbugs are spreading. We need doctors trained to treat them. I learned from 60 Minutes just the other day that NYU Medical has become tuition...
by lennygoran
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Conrad L. Osborne's new book on opera
Replies: 23
Views: 3297

Re: Conrad L. Osborne's new book on opera

Does anyone remember his takedown of Pavarotti published in High Fidelity magazine during that time? It caused quite a stir, but affected Pavarotti's career not at all, and has been largely forgotten these days. Brian can you or anyone else explain why he took down Pav? Regards, Len I found some of...
by lennygoran
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: This spring in America, talk glumly turns to thoughts of civil war
Replies: 5
Views: 1586

Re: This spring in America, talk glumly turns to thoughts of civil war

I believe that, as a principle, if there is a very big gap in the economic conditions of people who share a budget and there is an economic downturn, there is a high risk of bad conflict. Joe this week's 60 minutes did an interview with him-I enjoyed watching it a lot-I'm sure it's available on/lin...
by lennygoran
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Conrad L. Osborne's new book on opera
Replies: 23
Views: 3297

Re: Conrad L. Osborne's new book on opera

maestrob wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:26 am
Does anyone remember his takedown of Pavarotti published in High Fidelity magazine during that time? It caused quite a stir, but affected Pavarotti's career not at all, and has been largely forgotten these days.
Brian can you or anyone else explain why he took down Pav? Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Shed Opens: What NYTimes Critics Think
Replies: 0
Views: 243

The Shed Opens: What NYTimes Critics Think

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by lennygoran
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: High tech opera productions
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Re: High tech opera productions

That Wozzeck he mentions is one of the 12 operas we'll be seeing at the Met next season. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Philharmonic Invites, and the Audience Packs the House
Replies: 2
Views: 344

The Philharmonic Invites, and the Audience Packs the House

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/yYyB0O.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/921/0EHFB8.jpg Review: The Philharmonic Invites, and the Audience Packs the House Critic’s Pick By Anthony Tommasini April 5, 2019 If you genuinely want neighbors who have never been to your h...
by lennygoran
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New Eaglets
Replies: 24
Views: 2080

Re: New Eaglets

Len, those pictures of the eagles are so affecting and wonderful. What proud creatures, full of beauty and majesty. Belle thanks-I love watching eagles when we've been out bird watching! Ospreys and hawks too but the ospreys are more common to see! Regards, Len https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/64...