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by lennygoran
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight's zeffirelli turandot
Replies: 0
Views: 14

Tonight's zeffirelli turandot

What a visual treat-spectacular! First time hearing oksana dyka-pretty impressive but a little shrill at times. Antonenko was pretty good at times but a little weak in the first act-his stage presence needs some work. Still overall it was a great experience-we treated ourselves to dress circle seats...
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music unfamiliar to me
Replies: 9
Views: 136

Re: Music unfamiliar to me

Belle what an exciting experience to have been a part of-talk about screaming and a lot of cursing both shows we've seen while celebrating in nyc this week have contained plenty of that-book of mormons and Junk--a play at lincoln center's vivian beaumont theater. Don't be alarmed-today and tomorrow ...
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music unfamiliar to me
Replies: 9
Views: 136

Re: Music unfamiliar to me

Belle I love janacek's operas! Len
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: girls of the golden west
Replies: 0
Views: 40

girls of the golden west

I'd sure be interested in seeing this new adams opera! Len

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/16/arts ... .html?_r=0
by lennygoran
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: compuserve forums ending dec 15
Replies: 2
Views: 57

compuserve forums ending dec 15

Surprised and disappointed. Len :(
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: war of the worlds opera LA
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: war of the worlds opera LA

An opera based on "War of the Worlds" itself, by Wells rather than Welles, depicting an actual alien invasion, would be something. To base it on a radio broadcast which, as we know, was a Hallowe'en prank gone wrong, seems to me rather pointless. I just can't tell-if it was in nyc I might go-just d...
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: war of the worlds opera LA
Replies: 4
Views: 114

war of the worlds opera LA

Fake News in an opera! Len https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/arts/music/review-war-worlds-los-angeles-philharmonic.html?rref=collection%2Fspotlightcollection%2Fclassical-music-reviews&action=click&contentCollection=music®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=coll...
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Domingo William Tell!
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Domingo William Tell!

To be frank, I think he is clinging on. I think he's still a fine singer, but the voice has deteriorated from when he was one of the greatest. I heard him sing Boccanegra at the Met, and the other singers had to scale back a bit when on stage with him. Maybe he just can't face retirement. Barney on...
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jamie Oliver as scold and nanny
Replies: 12
Views: 335

Re: Jamie Oliver as scold and nanny

Belle wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:42 pm
You might call an argument "the law of the jungle" but, quite frankly, the American mainstream media leaves a very great deal to be desired.
Belle fortunately there's the NY Times, Washington Post and CNN! Regards, Len :D :D :D
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: What I listened to today

Oops, hope I didn't offend him in any way. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lyric Opera of Chicago ‘Die Walküre’
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Lyric Opera of Chicago ‘Die Walküre’

John F wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:10 am
His "House of the Dead" for the Met was extraordinary, in a good way. RIP.
Yes we saw that too and it was wonderful! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jamie Oliver as scold and nanny
Replies: 12
Views: 335

Re: Jamie Oliver as scold and nanny

I deplore the modern tendency of the deep state and it's advocates to tell the people what's good for them. Belle what about things like banning smoking in public places and restaurants or are you only talking about food-I remember the NYC attempt by Mayor Bloomberg on the size of soda cups that on...
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: What I listened to today

Glad you're doing better-what was causing the nose bleeds? Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lyric Opera of Chicago ‘Die Walküre’
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Lyric Opera of Chicago ‘Die Walküre’

The idea of showing the war dead on stage during the Ride of the Valkyries is not original with Pountney; it goes back at least to Chereau's Bayreuth staging of 1976. Wow that's quite an act-I couldn't put it down even with the frock coat, shirt and tie! Regards, Len :lol: Looking for the cast I ca...
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lyric Opera of Chicago ‘Die Walküre’
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Lyric Opera of Chicago ‘Die Walküre’

barney wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:33 pm
Looks pretty good to me. The horses are recognisably equine. Sounds like he's gone to town on the Valkyries and the dead, but there's a lot of music, and a need for something to be happening on stage.
Barney gotta admit it caught my eye too. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Domingo William Tell!
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Domingo William Tell!

barney wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:28 pm
I can see why the translator is free! :D
Barney yes but what about Domingo doing William Tell-what do you think? At least he's not doing the role of Arnold! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Time To Close Down Mueller
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Time To Close Down Mueller

The folks who work in our intelligence agencies must be incredibly demoralized by these utterances by our poor excuse for a president. That he made this statement on Veterans Day adds to the pain. Henry, Tillerson sure got it right when he called him a moron! Regards, Len :( CIA chief Mike Pompeo c...
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bernstein Kadish
Replies: 0
Views: 76

Bernstein Kadish

I'm glad there's a you tube version-no subtitles but the speaker is easy to understand--I gotta give this a try. Regards, Len Review: Son Confronts Father to End a Leonard Bernstein Festival By ANTHONY TOMMASINI NOV. 10, 2017 “Every son, at one point or other, defies his father, fights him, departs ...
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another incredible episode of What's My Line
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: Another incredible episode of What's My Line

Belle wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:59 pm
Len, your link to Donald O'Conner didn't work!
Belle hope you can get relief for the back pain-I know how terrible that can be. I'll try again with the link. I previewed and see it's on my screen. Regards, Len

by lennygoran
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Domingo William Tell!
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Domingo William Tell!

A friend sent me info on this and I googled and then used a free translator. Regards, Len :lol: Some new roles, unstoppable in its effort to expand its repertoire are drawn on the agenda ahead of Placido Domingo. In particular, in the summer of 2018 will be provided his voice to the role of Zurga in...
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dessay Finishes What Barbra Streisand Started
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: Dessay Finishes What Barbra Streisand Started

John F wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:58 pm
Then it occurred to me that you might be asking for information about the Schumann song cycle, though this wasn't clear in your message, so I replaced what I had written with what you read.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGW7UJuWGx8
Exactly, thanks, I'll get to this today! Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lyric Opera of Chicago ‘Die Walküre’
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Lyric Opera of Chicago ‘Die Walküre’

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/chicago%20lyric%20walkure_zps6houd7qn.jpg So what do you think? Regards, Len :o Lyric Opera of Chicago Offers Very Theatrical ‘Die Walküre’ By ANTHONY TOMMASINI NOV. 11, 2017 CHICAGO — Many productions of Wagner’s “Die Walküre” stage the “Ride of the Val...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another incredible episode of What's My Line
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: Another incredible episode of What's My Line

jbuck919 wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:26 pm
Never heard of Geritol?
I definitely remember that item! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Robbie the Robot - Going once, going twice...
Replies: 15
Views: 472

Re: Robbie the Robot - Going once, going twice...

Belle wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:01 pm
Francis, the talking Mule!!! 😉 :mrgreen:
Belle that made me think of Donald O'Connor-he could dance! Regards, Len

www.youtube.com/embed/0Rx5_IEmzpo[/youtube]
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dessay Finishes What Barbra Streisand Started
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: Dessay Finishes What Barbra Streisand Started

The poems of "Frauenliebe und -Leben" ("Woman's Love and Life") are a sentimental celebration of women's role exclusively as a man's lover, wife, and mother of his children, and it's only still performed because of Schumann's music; the words are an embarrassment. In this day and age, when women as...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Time To Close Down Mueller
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Time To Close Down Mueller

Really? Regards, Len :x Trump Says Putin ‘Means It’ About Not Meddling By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS NOV. 11, 2017 DANANG, Vietnam — President Trump said on Saturday that he believed President Vladimir V. Putin was sincere in his repeated denials of interference in the 2016 presidential elections, calli...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dessay Finishes What Barbra Streisand Started
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: Dessay Finishes What Barbra Streisand Started

As described, this project's attitude toward women's lives is hardly an advance on Schumann's "Frauenliebe und -Leben." " Could you explain this-does it have to be an advance in order to be done--to have some worth. I ask this not to disagree with you but to try to learn something. I'm not familiar...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Favorite moments from musicals
Replies: 13
Views: 212

Re: Favorite moments from musicals

As I have posted recently, at least implicitly, I think that the great musicals ended pretty much with West Side Story, or perhaps Oliver. Well whatever Sue and I have gotten a great deal of enjoyment from alot of more current shows over the years-it's a nice supplement to the operas we go to as we...
by lennygoran
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dessay Finishes What Barbra Streisand Started
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Dessay Finishes What Barbra Streisand Started

I wasn't aware she had completely retired from opera. She needed a coach for the new material. Regards, Len Natalie Dessay Finishes What Barbra Streisand Started By ELISABETH VINCENTELLI NOV. 10, 2017 Even during her years as an opera star, renowned for her intense performances, Natalie Dessay saw h...
by lennygoran
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Firefox What's New Page
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Firefox What's New Page

John F wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:56 am
If your Firefox screen has a menu bar across the top, with File on the left, click on Tools which is toward the right. Then click on Options.
Thanks, yes I have that and it gets me to options and settings. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Firefox What's New Page
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Firefox What's New Page

jserraglio wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:46 am
try over on the right of the browser window or google your question.
Thanks-right now things are working fine. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Firefox What's New Page
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Firefox What's New Page

But you might want to go into Settings and check your preference for what you want the browser to do at startup. In your case, probably you want "Continue where you left off". Thanks but I have to admit I've never seen something from firefox that involves settings--how would I get to settings? Rega...
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Firefox What's New Page
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Firefox What's New Page

I believe you are simply being alerted that your browser has been auto-updated. I assume the browser has been set to show the last page used on start up, rather than the home page. Thanks, I'm not sure what's changed-what happens and it happened today as well-I click on firefox and the page comes u...
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Firefox What's New Page
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Firefox What's New Page

When I opened up firefox this morning this page came up first. Regards, Len

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/5 ... ion=55.0.3
by lennygoran
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Review American Composers Orchestra
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Review American Composers Orchestra

A lot of names I never heard of and never even heard of the American Composers Orchestra. The opera Gilgamesh is new to me also-Prestini's opera Madame White Snake is not new to me because I've seen it offered up in Boston but I've never gone to see it. Regards, Len Review: Celebrating 40 Years of C...
by lennygoran
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Salzburg festival
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: Salzburg festival

jbuck919 wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:40 pm
Also, he seemed more interested in stage-directing Don Giovanni than in conducting it.
We have a production of that opera from Salzburg on tape-Ramey is the Don G-it's imo superb! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Prodigies
Replies: 17
Views: 400

Re: Prodigies

Ricordanza wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:08 pm
Last night, 60 Minutes' concluding segment was about Alma Deutscher, the 12-year-old British musical prodigy:
Henry we just got back from NYC and I had a chance to watch this-absolutely amazing-wonder if her opera will get to our area after SF! Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Prodigies
Replies: 17
Views: 400

Re: Prodigies

One of the biggest problems I had was teaching kids about satire and irony!! These are two quite abstract ideas which, when not taught from the beginning of high school, are available only to the brightest students after much hard labour. I suspected - and still do - that those who get it will be r...
by lennygoran
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYCO Bevy partner up
Replies: 0
Views: 122

NYCO Bevy partner up

Just back from NYC where we ate well so we probably won't need this NYCO benefit-in addition to that there were the 2 plays--wonder if someone can guess the play from the first 2 photos-- and a fabulous exhibit at the eastside Met on bamboo--a gardeners nightmare but just a superb medium for Japanes...
by lennygoran
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Big Apple Circus is back
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: The Big Apple Circus is back

Good news-metrofocus interviewed wallenda. Len

http://www.thirteen.org/metrofocus/2017 ... le-circus/
by lennygoran
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Salzburg festival
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Salzburg festival

Looks impressive. Len https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/08/arts/music/henze-the-bassarids-salzburg-festival.html?rref=collection%2Fspotlightcollection%2Fclassical-music-reviews&action=click&contentCollection=music®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=collection&_r=0
by lennygoran
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: chopin's heart
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: chopin's heart

John jersey city just doesn`t seem to have as many hotels and the prices in newport-a nice section of jersey city that have a path stop can be costly-for us secaucus meadowlands can't be beat. Can you point to any hotels in jersey city that have the convenience and price Sue and I are getting? Len
by lennygoran
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: jonas kaufman article
Replies: 0
Views: 128

jonas kaufman article

A friend sent me this article fwiw. Len How Jonas Kaufmann suffers for his art The world’s greatest tenor has revealed the secrets and sacrifices of success: do not meet fans in winter, always carry a first aid kit, forget about a family life. Jonas Kaufmann has opened up for the first time about th...
by lennygoran
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: chopin's heart
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: chopin's heart

John we stay in secaucus to save money on nyc hotels-we get a nice room for half the price and there's breakfast and free parking-then we take the nj transit 320 bus into the port authority-we're so glad we developed this system about 3 years ago-the ride in by bus is about 15 to 20 minutes. Our big...
by lennygoran
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Meet Me on the Lower East Side!
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Meet Me on the Lower East Side!

Barney yeah we love Rus and Daughters-the cafe only opened in 2014 but the deli itself on houston st has been a nyc institution for many years-now they have a food concession at the jewish museum on the upper eastside on 5th ave. Len
by lennygoran
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: andrew lloyd webber school of rock
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: andrew lloyd webber school of rock

John, another webber winner for us-Evita! Len
by lennygoran
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: andrew lloyd webber school of rock
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: andrew lloyd webber school of rock

John he may have a formula but it works for Sue and myself-we've seen phantom of the opera twice now over the years and really enjoyed it. This schoolof rock was quite imaginative and the kids energy was just a pleasure to watch. Len