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by lennygoran
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Demonizing 'whiteness' and the inherent dangers
Replies: 18
Views: 356

Re: Demonizing 'whiteness' and the inherent dangers

Agreed. They defy easy categorization even that of mental illness, "nutjob" being the tired excuse the NRA and their fellow travelers in the GOP trot out to killgun control. And then there's this take: "Trump's threat came hours after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ridiculed the White House as “s...
by lennygoran
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: E Jean Carroll Trump Rape Bergdorf Goodman
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: E Jean Carroll Trump Rape Bergdorf Goodman

jserraglio wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:05 pm
First I've heard of a rapist being finicky.
Trump's very finicky-there have have been other accusers who weren't his type. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Familiar Operas Are Stunningly Fresh in English
Replies: 0
Views: 15

Familiar Operas Are Stunningly Fresh in English

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/921/YBxM8d.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/921/qB9Hz4.jpg Familiar Operas Are Stunningly Fresh in English With “Rigoletto” and “The Coronation of Poppea,” Opera Theater of St. Louis remains committed to presenting works in translation....
by lennygoran
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: E Jean Carroll Trump Rape Bergdorf Goodman
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: E Jean Carroll Trump Rape Bergdorf Goodman

lennygoran wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:35 pm
If only she would pursue charges!
And now this despicable tweet. Regards, Len :(

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by lennygoran
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Demonizing 'whiteness' and the inherent dangers
Replies: 18
Views: 356

Re: Demonizing 'whiteness' and the inherent dangers

cut the right (Republican) majority in the Senate to 3. John I sure hope they find a way to win the Senate in 2020. I feel they lost ground in the Senate in 2018 but they were very vulnerable. "Thirty-five U.S. Senate seats, including two in special elections, were up for election on November 6, 20...
by lennygoran
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NY City Opera 2019-20
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: NY City Opera 2019-20

Is City Opera about to go down the drain again? Looks like it... Pietro Mascagni’s “Isabeau” will be presented on May 29 and 31 in a co-production seen at London’s Opera Holland Park last year. The site of the New York performances was not announced. That Isabeau might interest us if they do it as ...
by lennygoran
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sun 1PM July 7 PBS La Fille Du Regiment
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Sun 1PM July 7 PBS La Fille Du Regiment

La Fille Du Regiment

We saw it both live and HD-wonderful-Camarena and Yende were great. Regards, Len

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by lennygoran
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A ‘Stonewall’ Opera Reflects the Diversity of Queer History
Replies: 0
Views: 24

A ‘Stonewall’ Opera Reflects the Diversity of Queer History

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/65CRAI.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/wSIfku.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/8cYu4F.jpg A ‘Stonewall’ Opera Reflects the Diversity of Queer History By Joshua Barone June 23, 2019 My favorite scene in the ...
by lennygoran
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pavarotti Film
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Re: Pavarotti Film

Nothing requires that a large party be seated at a single large table. The big meet-up at O'Neals'some hears back was split among at least two round tables or maybe three John so true-I remember the first CMG forum dinner Sue and I attended at Gabriel's Bar & Restaurant-there were quite a few table...
by lennygoran
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Details Matter in Riccardo Muti’s Precise ‘Aida’
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Details Matter in Riccardo Muti’s Precise ‘Aida’

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/921/BBfLyh.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/4usfwY.jpg Details Matter in Riccardo Muti’s Precise ‘Aida’ Zachary Woolfe CHICAGO — While Verdi’s “Aida” ends with a delicate duet for its lovers, who have been sealed alive together in a...
by lennygoran
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: In Streaming Age, Classical Music Gets Lost in the Metadata
Replies: 4
Views: 77

In Streaming Age, Classical Music Gets Lost in the Metadata

I have no idea what Ben is talking about. Regards, Len In Streaming Age, Classical Music Gets Lost in the Metadata By Ben Sisario June 23, 2019 When Roopa Kalyanaraman Marcello, a classical music aficionado in Brooklyn, asked her Amazon Echo for some music recently, she had a specific request: the t...
by lennygoran
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pavarotti Film
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Re: Pavarotti Film

In the Lincoln Center area, we looked into Fiorello's but decided against it, I forget why, maybe the prices. John they wouldn't give separate checks-they wouldn't guarantee they could put a table for 11 people together for us-otoh if it was just 6 or 8 of us I think this place might work for us-we...
by lennygoran
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pavarotti Film
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Re: Pavarotti Film

but their wine list may not suit Len and Sue - the cheapest bottle is $41 for a pinot grigio and most are considerably more expensive than that. All this said, I'd be happy to go along with Crispo's if others like it. And I'll look around for alternatives just in case. John don't worry about the wi...
by lennygoran
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: E Jean Carroll Trump Rape Bergdorf Goodman
Replies: 3
Views: 41

E Jean Carroll Trump Rape Bergdorf Goodman

If only she would pursue charges! How ironic to find weekend news which I found out about just now watching a show I had DVRed on Fri night--a Bergdorf Goodman incident-- while we were in NYC Sue and I had needed a pit stop while strolling later in Central Park before the doors opened for the Pavaro...
by lennygoran
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pavarotti Film
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Re: Pavarotti Film

John I look forward to your restaurant choices close to subway stops-we'll be in nyc alot this year and are pretty flexible. I'll keep people aware of when we're coming in-we like to book a hotel for maybe 3 nights so we can do alot of things when we do come in. Hope you can get relief for the leg p...
by lennygoran
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pavarotti Film
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Pavarotti Film

After a fantastic early summer day and finally with no rain and after strolling in Central Park and meeting for our CMG forum lunch we got to the film this evening and enjoyed it a lot-hadn't seen a lot of the footage-definitely a figure larger than life imo-the Caruso of his time. Len The conversat...
by lennygoran
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The pianist and the lobster
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: The pianist and the lobster

I won't copy the article here - it goes on and on - or give away what it's about. But for those who care about pianists and piano playing, this is definitely worth reading. Once I started I couldn't stop. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/06/21/opinion/editorials/errol-morris-lobster-sviatos...
by lennygoran
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: kelli o'hara last night
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: kelli o'hara last night

Ricordanza wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:58 am
I remember seeing her in the South Pacific revival a few years ago. Outstanding!
Hank that was the Barlett Sher production-I'm so sorry we missed that one-atleast we saw his My Fair Lady-superb production-now if he could only produce that way for opera! Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: kelli o'hara last night
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: kelli o'hara last night

Joseph thanks for this-we had good seats and her acting and facial expressions were as good as her singing! Len
by lennygoran
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: kelli o'hara last night
Replies: 4
Views: 108

kelli o'hara last night

Really superb in our kiss me kate tonight-here's someone who can do opera and broadway-her despina in the Met's Coney Island Cosi was wonderful too! Regards, Len Bad trip coming in today-got caught on rte 80 after a bad accident with no way to exit-crept for over an hour extra. https://dailyvoice.co...
by lennygoran
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Summer meet-up
Replies: 47
Views: 10179

Re: Summer meet-up

I'm sorry to do this at the last minute, but I will not be able to attend tomorrow's "meet-up." My wife was just discharged from the hospital after a nine-day stay for a lung infection, and I need the time to care for her and the house, etc. Hank M (Ricordanza) Hank thanks for alerting me to this-I...
by lennygoran
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Threats, Quid Pro Quo Harassment, & Obscene Messages: Abuse on an Operatic Scale
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Threats, Quid Pro Quo Harassment, & Obscene Messages: Abuse on an Operatic Scale

Someone I know sent me this article-I admit I never heard of this guy Lord. Regards, Len https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/921/fjHsMk.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/UqEZLI.jpg Friday, June 21, 2019 FEATURE: Threats, Quid Pro Quo Harassment, & Obscene Messages: Abus...
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: La Scala May Slow Down in Summer, but the Show Goes On
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: La Scala May Slow Down in Summer, but the Show Goes On

John F wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:49 am
That's one opera house I've never been to, and now I never will.
I've never been there but have passed by it when we visited Milan as tourists many years ago. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yeou-Cheng Ma, Sister of Yo-Yo, Continues a Legacy
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Yeou-Cheng Ma, Sister of Yo-Yo, Continues a Legacy

What a touching story-I had no idea! Regards, Len https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/VjUaDe.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/pCyHVc.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/hiBA6p.jpg Yeou-Cheng Ma, Sister of Yo-Yo, Continues a Legacy By Anthony Tomma...
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: La Scala May Slow Down in Summer, but the Show Goes On
Replies: 3
Views: 129

La Scala May Slow Down in Summer, but the Show Goes On

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/EbHF09.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/FmtSiP.jpg La Scala May Slow Down in Summer, but the Show Goes On By Elisabetta Povoledo June 19, 2019 MILAN — It used to be, and not so long ago, that August’s torridness bested Italians’...
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Subway Music-Other Music Hazards
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Subway Music-Other Music Hazards

I do wish if we have to hear subway music as we negotiate the subway system there was more opera or classical music-yesterday on our way to the upper eastside a bedraggled couple got on and it has to have been the worst "soprano' voice I've heard in a long time-I didn't film it but the day before we...
by lennygoran
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mozart’s Rival Returns to La Scala in a Double Bill With Puccini
Replies: 0
Views: 85

Mozart’s Rival Returns to La Scala in a Double Bill With Puccini

I didn't expect I would ever see the names of Woody Allen and Salieri ever appearing in an article on opera. Regards, Len :lol: https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/nKahuW.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/P1e7Ty.jpg Mozart’s Rival Returns to La Scala in a Double Bil...
by lennygoran
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Franco Zeffirelli Made Subtle, Striking Opera. Until He Exploded
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: Franco Zeffirelli Made Subtle, Striking Opera. Until He Exploded

I know you do, and if that's all it takes to please you, fine. But the Met production that Zeffirelli's replaced, by Toshio Aoyama and Cecil Beaton, was that, also beautiful, and dramatically effective. It also featured Birgit Nilsson, Franco Corelli, and Leopold Stokowski in the pit. Those were th...
by lennygoran
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hoping for Hope
Replies: 0
Views: 88

Hoping for Hope

She'll be testifying before the House this morning-sure hope she won't perjure herself for trump-I'm not expecting much cooperation from her but am anxious to see what the transcripts reveal if anything. Len
by lennygoran
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Franco Zeffirelli Made Subtle, Striking Opera. Until He Exploded
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: Franco Zeffirelli Made Subtle, Striking Opera. Until He Exploded

Just to take one example: the first scene of "Turandot" is so crammed with people doing Zeffirelli stuff that you can hardly see Turandot (as far upstage as possible) or Calaf, Liu, and Timur. At least in "La Boheme," with 250 people onstage in Act 2 doing Zeffirelli stuff, he put the main characte...
by lennygoran
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Opera's Brighter Future in Europe So Says Barone
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Met Opera's Brighter Future in Europe So Says Barone

Thanks for the photos-btw I hate the vegas rigoletto. Len
by lennygoran
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Opera's Brighter Future in Europe So Says Barone
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Met Opera's Brighter Future in Europe So Says Barone

If you can get to the site there are quite a few photos. Len The Met Opera’s Brighter Future Is Onstage in Europe New York-bound productions of “Don Giovanni” (by Ivo van Hove) and “Rigoletto” (by Bartlett Sher) are premiering in Paris and Berlin. By Joshua Barone June 18, 2019 When I think of aging...
by lennygoran
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Franco Zeffirelli Made Subtle, Striking Opera. Until He Exploded
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: Franco Zeffirelli Made Subtle, Striking Opera. Until He Exploded

Sorry to harp on about my month in New York in 2016 (in which I went to an opera or concert every night, and enjoyed lunch with many esteemed members of CMG, and which remains an absolute highlight of my life), but I saw the Zeffirelli boheme at the Met. It may have been 35 years old then, but it r...
by lennygoran
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Franco Zeffirelli Made Subtle, Striking Opera. Until He Exploded
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Franco Zeffirelli Made Subtle, Striking Opera. Until He Exploded

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/cK8E2B.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/aHIUtN.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/Ocf4jz.jpg Franco Zeffirelli Made Subtle, Striking Opera. Until He Exploded. The director, an unabashed emperor of extravagance...
by lennygoran
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Summer meet-up
Replies: 47
Views: 10179

Re: Summer meet-up

Donald Isler wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:53 am
Looking forward!
Don, great-so are we. Right now this seems to be where we stand on who's coming-7 in all:

Len & Sue
Don Isler
JohnF
Ricordanza
Brian & Teresa
by lennygoran
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: There'll be no Boston Forum Dinners Here
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: There'll be no Boston Forum Dinners Here

John a lovely story-we rolled the dice and went to this place --emperor garden restaurant-before the opera-loads of Chinese families gathering and displaying so much warmth-it was a Sunday and of course there was plenty of quite tasty dim sum but you could order ala carte as well. Len https://imagiz...
by lennygoran
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opera Central Park 5 Reviewed
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Opera Central Park 5 Reviewed

Review: ‘The Central Park Five’ Turns Injustice Into Opera Donald Trump is a character in Anthony Davis’s jazz-infused adaptation of this true story of wrongful conviction. By Zachary Woolfe June 16, 2019 SAN PEDRO, Calif. — Opera lends stature to its characters. (Even to its villains.) It expands t...
by lennygoran
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: marin alsop raises the baton for women
Replies: 4
Views: 174

marin alsop raises the baton for women

Marin Alsop Raises the Baton for Women Conductors By Maya Salam June 17, 2019 “I’ve been the first woman to do a lot of things, and I’m really proud, but I also think it’s absolutely pathetic,” Marin Alsop, the first woman to lead a major American orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, said in...
by lennygoran
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: There'll be no Boston Forum Dinners Here
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: There'll be no Boston Forum Dinners Here

John F wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:03 pm
For sure! Outstanding German food back in the day, which for me was 55 years ago. I'm sorry to see that they've closed.
Yeah John when we passed the place I thought of you immediately! Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: There'll be no Boston Forum Dinners Here
Replies: 4
Views: 164

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: 103

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: 47
Views: 10179

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: 105

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: 131

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: 202

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: 219

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: 390

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: 120

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: 390

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: