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by lennygoran
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Summer meet-up
Replies: 10
Views: 228

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: 10
Views: 228

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: 10
Views: 228

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: 78

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: 13
Views: 276

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: 69

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: 220

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: 220

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: 117

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: 105

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: 220

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: 78

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: 157

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: 215

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: 215

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: 70

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: 2950

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: 2950

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: 164

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: 182

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: 2950

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: 1488

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: 2950

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: 128

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: 188

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: 197

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: 23
Views: 1851

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...
by lennygoran
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: In a Musical ‘Death in Venice,’ the Author Is Present
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: In a Musical ‘Death in Venice,’ the Author Is Present

This is the CD of the original cast and conductor. There are two other productions on DVD, but they don't have the pathos of Sir Peter, Britten's life-partner and muse. The CD set is available for about $4 used. Brian thanks-I found this on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqz_UQIuPBI Regar...
by lennygoran
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Birgit Nilsson Great Performances Fri March 22
Replies: 4
Views: 1918

Re: Birgit Nilsson Great Performances Fri March 22

Thanks Len. I'll be on the lookout! :D Brian we watched it last night-very enjoyable-aamof yesterday it was a lot of Nilsson-while preparing dinner I was listening to her on our LP doing Turandot! BTW I think it's is now on the PBS website:https://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/birgit-nilsson-a-league-of-h...
by lennygoran
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: “Trump Wins!”: Whatever is next, it’s not impeachment—at least not on Russia charges
Replies: 13
Views: 983

Re: “Trump Wins!”: Whatever is next, it’s not impeachment—at least not on Russia charges

jserraglio wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:52 am
Another megalomaniac, Mad King Ludwig of Bavaria, is a notable precursor to MagaMan.
I don't think we ever saw Ludwig's tax returns but I sure hope we get Magaman's! Regards, Len :lol: [GO NEAL GO]
by lennygoran
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: In a Musical ‘Death in Venice,’ the Author Is Present
Replies: 4
Views: 338

In a Musical ‘Death in Venice,’ the Author Is Present

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/921/RwgRhq.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/UyY8Wv.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/uHx69L.jpg In a Musical ‘Death in Venice,’ the Author Is Present By Nina Siegal April 2, 2019 AMSTERDAM — At an Amsterdam rehea...
by lennygoran
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Clemenza Review
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Met Clemenza Review

I sure have to disagree with what she says here-what ideas does she want-what relevance is she after? She says:"the Met perpetuates the prejudice against the work as dramatically irrelevant. His take is so short on ideas that it might be more honest to let the singers wear their own clothes and call...
by lennygoran
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mozart Procrastinator
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Mozart Procrastinator

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/2rTZw0.jpg I opened up a new firefox tab and this suggested link came up fwiw. Regards, Len Power of an Hour Productivity The smart guide to procrastination Putting play before work may seem irresponsible, but experts argue that this counterintuitiv...
by lennygoran
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cavalli: Eliogabalo
Replies: 11
Views: 1193

Re: Cavalli: Eliogabalo

maestrob wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:19 am
Bring back the arts to our school systems!
Brian completely agree! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cavalli: Eliogabalo
Replies: 11
Views: 1193

Re: Cavalli: Eliogabalo

I looked up Gotham Opera and see it closed-they did quite a few operas-we saw some that were quite entertaining. "About Gotham Chamber Opera Gotham Chamber Opera was the nation’s leading opera company dedicated to vibrant, fully staged productions of works intended for intimate venues from 2001-2015...
by lennygoran
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why I Stay In Secaucus and Use Public Transportation
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: Why I Stay In Secaucus and Use Public Transportation

We either take the ferry from Weehawken (which includes a free shuttle bus to midtown) or take the NJ Transit train from the Hamilton station (near Trenton). Hank we've taken the ferry from Weehawken--we love riding NYC ferries-many places to get to from pier 13! We rarely ride NJ Transit but I kno...
by lennygoran
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Barr comes clean; intends to release Mueller report by mid April; offers to testify in early May
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Re: Barr comes clean; intends to release Mueller report by mid April; offers to testify in early May

I'm kind of discouraged-I wonder if this is a stonewall coverup protection of Trump sort of operation--those darn redactions seem too expansive for me? Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What We Can All Learn From Wagner’s ‘Ring’
Replies: 0
Views: 462

What We Can All Learn From Wagner’s ‘Ring’

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/NyEEKe.jpg Power and Love: What We Can All Learn From Wagner’s ‘Ring’ In a divisive moment in American politics, Wagner’s four-opera epic feels like a cautionary tale of a power-hungry ruler. By Anthony Tommasini March 28, 2019 True to form, an auto...
by lennygoran
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why I Stay In Secaucus and Use Public Transportation
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Why I Stay In Secaucus and Use Public Transportation

On Wed we made a bad decision with regard to NYC-we had to get to York Ave on the upper eastside of NYC and elected to take the car in-we left our house in the boondocks of NJ at 8:30 in the morning and didn't get to our location until 12:00 because of various traffic tie-ups-sure made me appreciate...
by lennygoran
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Janacek's operas
Replies: 24
Views: 1819

Re: Janacek's operas

barney wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:00 am
Janacek is not performed nearly often enough.
Barney we've gotten to see nearly all his operas over the years-thank you Met Opera-like him very much-we'll see Kata May of 2020-it's part of the 2 flex subscriptions we bought for next season-12 operas in all. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Shed Opens With a Purpose. And a Party
Replies: 0
Views: 459

The Shed Opens With a Purpose. And a Party

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/TUgDvP.jpg Hope we'll see some classical and opera orientated programs on the schedule at some point. Regards, Len The Shed Opens With a Purpose. And a Party. Hudson yards The new $475 million arts center at Hudson Yards opens with Soundtrack of Ame...
by lennygoran
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mueller grand jury 'continuing robustly,'
Replies: 0
Views: 310

Mueller grand jury 'continuing robustly,'

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/3ibe3u.jpg This news gave me a little hope. Regards, Len Mueller grand jury 'continuing robustly,' prosecutor says The revelation — while laced with uncertainty — indicates that the ongoing cases Mueller handed off could still feature significant de...
by lennygoran
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Judge Dismisses Most of James Levine’s Defamation Claims Against the Met
Replies: 1
Views: 500

Judge Dismisses Most of James Levine’s Defamation Claims Against the Met

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/cAkcId.jpg Music Judge Dismisses Most of James Levine’s Defamation Claims Against the Met By Michael Cooper March 26, 2019 A judge on Tuesday dismissed all but one of the defamation claims that the conductor James Levine made in a lawsuit he filed a...
by lennygoran
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The other probes
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Re: The other probes

jserraglio wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:54 am
Probably more pending investigations are detailed in this Time article than there are current legislative proposals in Congress originating from the WH.
Thanks for this-I'm looking forward to all these-Trump completely exonerated-no way! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: “Trump Wins!”: Whatever is next, it’s not impeachment—at least not on Russia charges
Replies: 13
Views: 983

Re: “Trump Wins!”: Whatever is next, it’s not impeachment—at least not on Russia charges

I live outside the Beltway but am deeply concerned about Russian influence in the upcoming election ...Having said that, I do agree with the general thrust of Modernistfan's comments about the salient issues the Dems need to address. Hopefully they will nominate a centrist. I too live outside the b...
by lennygoran
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Julietta At Carnegie Hall
Replies: 4
Views: 652

Re: Julietta At Carnegie Hall

John F wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:25 am
Of course! For me it's the music and the musical performance that counts most of all. But it's too late now.
Thanks, just checking -for me I want a full production with surtitles. Too bad it's not being done at the Bard Summerfest in Annandale on Hudson. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Julietta At Carnegie Hall
Replies: 4
Views: 652

Re: Julietta At Carnegie Hall

I've liked this opera ever since I heard the Supraphon recording, and I saw it done in London by the English National Opera conducted by Charles Mackerras. If I'd known about this performance I would certainly have attended, but lately I've gotten careless about keeping up to date and I missed it. ...