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by lennygoran
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: There'll be no Boston Forum Dinners Here
Replies: 1
Views: 13

There'll be no Boston Forum Dinners Here

While waiting for the opera to start today we went over to Boston's small Chinatown and passed this place. I think our John F knows of this place! Len
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by lennygoran
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight's Orlando Steffani
Replies: 0
Views: 9

Tonight's Orlando Steffani

Gotta give BEMF credit for trying to attempt this opera with such a great production-it has plenty of pleasant music including touching arias, the singing was fine, the dancing was very nice, the comic touches were often quite clever-otoh the opera story itself was kind of weak for Sue and myself. T...
by lennygoran
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Summer meet-up
Replies: 39
Views: 8038

Re: Summer meet-up

Just reviving this thread to confirm our Summer of 2019 CMG meet-up will be happening a week from today, Saturday June 22, starting at 2:00PM at the Pomodoro Rosso restaurant, favorite of Seinfeld fans! Looking forward to seeing everyone there! :D Brian we're looking forward to it-we're in Boston r...
by lennygoran
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight's Versailles Portrait of a Royal Domain
Replies: 0
Views: 18

Tonight's Versailles Portrait of a Royal Domain

First time ever to Jordan Hall in Boston-BEMF had a clever idea-the works of Charpentier, Lully and de Lalande-pleasant music, effective singing, great costumes and good movement on the stage by all the singers and the one non singer, Louis XIV-when he got out of the wheel chair and started dancing ...
by lennygoran
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: zeffirelli dies at 96
Replies: 0
Views: 42

zeffirelli dies at 96

Love his productions-those they no longer use and those still around. Len

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2019/ ... es-aged-96
by lennygoran
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Says ‘I’d Take It’ if Russia Again Offered Dirt on Opponent
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: Trump Says ‘I’d Take It’ if Russia Again Offered Dirt on Opponent

Yeah here's the NYTimes on this. I say the new I word-Imprison!!! Len Under Fire, Trump Says He Would ‘Absolutely’ Report Foreign Campaign Help Peter Baker June 14, 2019 WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday appeared to backtrack somewhat on accepting campaign help from Russia or other foreign gove...
by lennygoran
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I am sick of TV advertising!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: I am sick of TV advertising!!!

I'm with John on this-I try to DVR as many shows as I can-then I too can fast forward. I've been watching alot of MSNBC political shows that runin the evening-I DVR them and then use the fast forwarding-you'dbe amazed at how much time I save. Then there are the hearing which are run on CSPAN-no comm...
by lennygoran
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Trying To Get Rid of Post I put in Wrong Place
Replies: 13
Views: 137

Re: Trying To Get Rid of Post I put in Wrong Place

barney wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:03 pm
Nothing I would like better - really! I'm trying to work it out. The problem is my wife has discovered travel, but her roots are decidedly British, especially as we have a son there. But I have plans afoot....
Barney that would be great-keep at her on this! Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: white light festival
Replies: 0
Views: 31

white light festival

There's the trailer video clip if you can get to the site. Len Lincoln Center Unveils Its 10th White Light Festival This fall will feature international theater works that were once a staple of the discontinued Lincoln Center Festival. By Michael Cooper June 13, 2019 Lincoln Center’s White Light Fes...
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Trying To Get Rid of Post I put in Wrong Place
Replies: 13
Views: 137

Re: Trying To Get Rid of Post I put in Wrong Place

barney wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:54 pm
Good luck with that Len. I try every day not to blunder and every day I fail.
But I feel a bit mean for putting you to so much grief. It was only a joke. :(
Barney why not come back to NYC and we can discuss this further! Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Philharmonic and Met Go Outside
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Philharmonic and Met Go Outside

The Philharmonic and Met Opera Go Outdoors, in Good Weather and Bad Two concerts in Central Park proved, yet again, that there is an improbable joy in hearing great music outside of the concert hall. By Anthony Tommasini June 13, 2019 Ideally, an orchestra is supposed to play a great symphony in the...
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Trying To Get Rid of Post I put in Wrong Place
Replies: 13
Views: 137

Re: Trying To Get Rid of Post I put in Wrong Place

John thanks-I'll try not to blunder again. Len
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Trying To Get Rid of Post I put in Wrong Place
Replies: 13
Views: 137

Re: Trying To Get Rid of Post I put in Wrong Place

jserraglio wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:55 am
Yes, but so was TariffMan.
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I don't understand-was that another post I put in the wrong place? Regards, Len :oops:
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Trying To Get Rid of Post I put in Wrong Place
Replies: 13
Views: 137

Re: Trying To Get Rid of Post I put in Wrong Place

jserraglio wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:59 am
Why not leave it be and label it FAKE NEWS?
:lol: Thing is it's not fake-it just was put in the wrong place. Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Trying To Get Rid of Post I put in Wrong Place
Replies: 13
Views: 137

Removing Post

Ooooh, Len, you are in trouble. This clearly belongs in the corner pub. Unless you are singing from the same hymn sheet as your esteemed president. Barney you're absolutely right-I put it in the Pub just now-wish I could delete it from the classical music section-if only you hadn't read it [fleeing...
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Says ‘I’d Take It’ if Russia Again Offered Dirt on Opponent
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Trump Says ‘I’d Take It’ if Russia Again Offered Dirt on Opponent

My apologies-I was so flustered by this news-I can't delete it-now I'm putting it here: "Trump Says ‘I’d Take It’ if Russia Again Offered Dirt on Opponent" :( “I don’t think in my whole life I’ve ever called the F.B.I. In my whole life,” Mr. Trump said dismissively. “You don’t call the F.B.I. You th...
by lennygoran
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: After 27 Years, Meredith Monk’s ‘Atlas’ Returns to Earth
Replies: 0
Views: 39

After 27 Years, Meredith Monk’s ‘Atlas’ Returns to Earth

Never heard of this work before? Regards, Len https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/522AW5.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/qAavv0.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/k26YtK.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/xuc47s.jpg After 27 Y...
by lennygoran
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BP sponsorship pollutes free opera
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: BP sponsorship pollutes free opera

For decades, Exxon-Mobil supported Masterpiece Theater on PBS and no-one raised a peep about them. Sure, climate change is now a more pressing issue, and BP was responsible for the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but if they had offered to sponsor my vocal competition, I would have take...
by lennygoran
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rhiannon Giddens Is Writing an Opera
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Rhiannon Giddens Is Writing an Opera

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/m8ISiC.jpg Rhiannon Giddens Is Writing an Opera By Michael Cooper June 10, 2019 The musical polymath Rhiannon Giddens has mined African-American folk traditions and the deep and varied roots of old-time music as a founding member of the Carolina Cho...
by lennygoran
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BP sponsorship pollutes free opera
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: BP sponsorship pollutes free opera

John F wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:01 am
How is it sensible to condemn a company, whatever its faults, for an action that clearly benefits everyone with no downside to them?
John thanks-I'm with you on this--you put it so well! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BP sponsorship pollutes free opera
Replies: 4
Views: 97

BP sponsorship pollutes free opera

A friend from England alerted me to this article: An opera related news item from today's Times: Climate campaigners are urging the mayor of London to stop BP from “bolstering its legitimacy” by sponsoring live opera screenings in Trafalgar Square. Sadiq Khan has been asked to ban BP from sponsoring...
by lennygoran
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Nature strikes back
Replies: 5
Views: 1401

Re: Nature strikes back

Be careful. [/quote] For sure-thanks! Just last week the guy who comes and checks our house for critters, pests, etc sprayed down a hornets nest that was being built above the basement door but high up near the roof. It's dangerous out here-bees, ticks, great blue herons, snakes, frogs, poison ivy!...
by lennygoran
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yannick Nezét-Séguin Brings Both of His Orchestras to Carnegie Hall
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Yannick Nezét-Séguin Brings Both of His Orchestras to Carnegie Hall

No plans made at this time. An evening concert would be almost impossible since I'm not staying overnight and travel back home would take over two hours. Hank, thanks-I know what you mean about long trips home after an opera-we're about an hour and 40 minutes from home and we stay in Secaucus after...
by lennygoran
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Nature strikes back
Replies: 5
Views: 1401

Re: Nature strikes back

jserraglio wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:56 am
>The Bee's Knees<
I'm allergic to bee stings-this definitely caught my eye and scared the Hell out of me! Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian Coalition government wins a 3rd term
Replies: 60
Views: 2951

Re: Australian Coalition government wins a 3rd term

barney wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:31 pm
10,000 doesn't seem credible. I'll google it later.
Barney yeah but that's what it is! Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What's the opinion of the voice of Natalie Dessay?
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: What's the opinion of the voice of Natalie Dessay?

John F wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:02 am
Note the warship in the background of this production of Handel's "Giulio Cesare." :roll:
True but I couldn't get over her dancing and so in step with the other dancers! Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yannick Nezét-Séguin Brings Both of His Orchestras to Carnegie Hall
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Yannick Nezét-Séguin Brings Both of His Orchestras to Carnegie Hall

Ricordanza wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:28 am
I attended the same Philadelphia Orchestra concert on Saturday night in Philadelphia.
Hank speaking about you attending things we're still deciding what to do the Sat June 22 we have the CMG forum dinner-are you planning on attending anything while up here? Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What's the opinion of the voice of Natalie Dessay?
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: What's the opinion of the voice of Natalie Dessay?

We've seen her at the Met several times and thought she was wonderful. I often play my VCR tape of this moment when she dances and sings incredibly! Regards, Len :lol:

by lennygoran
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yannick Nezét-Séguin Brings Both of His Orchestras to Carnegie Hall
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Yannick Nezét-Séguin Brings Both of His Orchestras to Carnegie Hall

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/kUyPbv.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/iAtWkm.jpg Yannick Nezét-Séguin Brings Both of His Orchestras to Carnegie Hall By Anthony Tommasini June 9, 2019 For all his youthful energy and ambition, could Yannick Nezét-Séguin have t...
by lennygoran
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian Coalition government wins a 3rd term
Replies: 60
Views: 2951

Re: Australian Coalition government wins a 3rd term

>I suppose, all that conceded, I still fall back to the idea that, however inadequate and selective the media, there is no other real check or balance that has any power or influence on governments or large corporations. The media are already hamstrung by meagre resources and a difficult economic m...
by lennygoran
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 2020 election food for thought
Replies: 18
Views: 1063

Re: 2020 election food for thought

barney wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:24 pm
I think you just nailed it.
Barney not so fast-we got John Dean coming tomorrow-remember him from Watergate-the cancer he warned about. Regards, Len :)
by lennygoran
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Dark, Modern Version of Beethoven’s Only Opera--Prisoner of the State
Replies: 0
Views: 69

A Dark, Modern Version of Beethoven’s Only Opera--Prisoner of the State

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/dR6aY7.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/RFt8lV.jpg By Anthony Tommasini June 7, 2019 For 40 years the composer David Lang had toyed with writing his own version of Beethoven’s “Fidelio.” Why? Well, why not? It’s inspiring when a...
by lennygoran
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Greetings From Francesca
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Greetings From Francesca

Francesca Zambello is the one who staged "Billy Budd" at Covent Garden and elsewhere without the ship....but not the production. We used to enjoy Glimmerglass but recently we've been let down by their productions-the final straw for me was staging Donizetti's Siege of Calais in a place that looked ...
by lennygoran
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 2020 election food for thought
Replies: 18
Views: 1063

Re: 2020 election food for thought

jserraglio wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:57 am

but, given 'Midtown Mussolini's' penchant for stiffing the hired help, would have to demand payment upfront.
Sure can't blame you for that! Regards, Len :lol: [Go Dean Go]
by lennygoran
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Greetings From Francesca
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Greetings From Francesca

Lance wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:13 pm
I'm anxious to try out that recipe!
Lance if you try it out I'd love to know how you found it. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Email La Damnation de Faust
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Met Email La Damnation de Faust

You're right, I misread the email you posted - I read the email too fast and there's no mention of the options for ticket-holders of the performances that will be given as an oratorio rather than an opera. The Met should offer their money back, but they haven't, or not yet. John thanks-my performan...
by lennygoran
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Greetings From Francesca
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Greetings From Francesca

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The latest from Francesca of Glimmerglass-we won't be going up there this year. Regards, Len

https://mailchi.mp/glimmerglass.org/fro ... f0ab156316
by lennygoran
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opera Lives in Cycles
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Opera Lives in Cycles

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/nqIRkd.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/Z5wJP2.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/ngE80U.jpg Opera Lives in Cycles From Wagner on, composers have wrestled with uniting grandeur and depth in arcs over multiple ...
by lennygoran
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Email La Damnation de Faust
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Met Email La Damnation de Faust

> The Met has done the right thing in treating this as a cancellation of the opera, meaning total refunds to all ticket buyers and having to sell tickets to the concert performances from scratch, off subscription. 27,000 tickets is a lot.< John thanks for sending this article. Will the Met give a r...
by lennygoran
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 2020 election food for thought
Replies: 18
Views: 1063

Re: 2020 election food for thought

jserraglio wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:31 am
unconvictable when out.
The sooner we get to test your theory the better! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday, Lance!
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: Happy Birthday, Lance!

Lance HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Regards, Len

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by lennygoran
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pavarotti Captured the Sublime and Vulgar Sides of Opera
Replies: 15
Views: 484

Re: Pavarotti Captured the Sublime and Vulgar Sides of Opera

barney wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:29 am
Did anyone see that wonderful interview Peter Ustinov did with him in a documentary.
Yes I saw and enjoyed that. Regards, Len

https://vimeo.com/12031956
by lennygoran
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Email La Damnation de Faust
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Met Email La Damnation de Faust

We bought this production in one of our create your own subscriptions-Feb 12, 2020. Regards, Len :( The Metropolitan Opera Dear Mr. Goran, We’re writing to inform you, as a ticket buyer to Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust, of an important change. The performances of La Damnation de Faust on January 2...
by lennygoran
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 2020 election food for thought
Replies: 18
Views: 1063

Re: 2020 election food for thought

jserraglio wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:27 am
Ain't gonna happen, sorry. Hard enough just to beat an incumbent who will likely raise and spend $1 bil.
I'm not as skeptical as you are-there could be a path for the unindicted co-conspirator! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A $55 Million Gift Aims to Ensure the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Recovery
Replies: 5
Views: 150

A $55 Million Gift Aims to Ensure the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Recovery

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/dD0HaZ.jpg A $55 Million Gift Aims to Ensure the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Recovery The anonymous donation will buttress the endowment of an ensemble still rebuilding from a 2011 bankruptcy. By Michael Cooper June 6, 2019 The Philadelphia Orchestra, ...
by lennygoran
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 2020 election food for thought
Replies: 18
Views: 1063

Re: 2020 election food for thought

jserraglio wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:15 am
Like it, don't like it, the EC ain't goin' nowhere.
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Okay I'll give you that-still maybe Trump will be goin' SOMEwhere-namely PRISON! Regards, Len [Go Nancy Go] :lol:
by lennygoran
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 2020 election food for thought
Replies: 18
Views: 1063

Re: 2020 election food for thought

david johnson wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:41 am
I support the electoral college.
Not me-small states have way too much power relative to the amount of people they have. Majority should rule imo. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opera Europa News
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Opera Europa News

Opera Europa, founded in 2002, is more ambitious. It awards the biennial European Opera-directing Prize for young opera directors and design teams up to the age of 35. Nearly all of the winners so far have been German and I'm afraid Opera Europa may be contributing to the growth of Eurotrash, which...
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pavarotti Captured the Sublime and Vulgar Sides of Opera
Replies: 15
Views: 484

Re: Pavarotti Captured the Sublime and Vulgar Sides of Opera

John F wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:18 am
So the film is not a critical biography but a celebration.
John bravo bravisimo! Regards, Len :D