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by lennygoran
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Golden Age star actress still alive
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: Golden Age star actress still alive

jserraglio wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:31 am
Olivia De Havilland (1916—)
Wow-amazing! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Stockdale Dies Pavilion Opera
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Stockdale Dies Pavilion Opera

A friend sent me this item-I never heard of him or his opera company. Regards, Len Pavilion Opera leapt into life in 1981 when Freddie Stockdale built a pavilion at the end of his garden at Thorpe Tilney Hall in Lincolnshire. He engaged half a dozen singers and a music director and staged six perfor...
by lennygoran
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dudamel Otello Met
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: Dudamel Otello Met

maestrob wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:59 am
I'm glad you enjoyed the evening, Len. Hopefully, they'll telecast the production so I can see it.
Brian I wasn't at the performance-just decided to message the review. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dudamel Otello Met
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Dudamel Otello Met

We saw this new Sher production a few years ago and quite frankly preferredwhat the Met had before. Still it was okay. Len Review: Gustavo Dudamel Delivers a Seething ‘Otello’ By Anthony Tommasini Dec. 16, 2018 It’s hard for a conductor not to make an impression with the surefire opening of Verdi’s ...
by lennygoran
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mark Morris Nutcracker "The Hard Nut"
Replies: 2
Views: 21

Re: Mark Morris Nutcracker "The Hard Nut"

John thanks-it turned out much better than I had expected-Sue was right in pushing that we go-I owed it to her after Turnage's The Greek! Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mark Morris Nutcracker "The Hard Nut"
Replies: 2
Views: 21

Mark Morris Nutcracker "The Hard Nut"

Gotta admit I didn't know how this would turn out but we saw it today at BAM-what a pleasant surprise-creative, imaginative, a little off the wall, humorous, attractive, great dancing-BAM was packed-Morris was there to take a curtain call. We sat in the mezzanine and paid some good money-do wish the...
by lennygoran
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Today's HD Met traviata
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Today's HD Met traviata

Lance so glad you enjoyed it-kelsey was a surprise for us too-he was wonderful! Len
by lennygoran
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Today's HD Met traviata
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Today's HD Met traviata

We decided to give Florez another viewing HD style-so glad we did-he came off very much better than when we saw it live-the production and Damrau were superb-the Met live and my movie house were completely full and with good reason-definitely one of the opera highlights of the year-the production is...
by lennygoran
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Christmas carols
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Christmas carols

It used to be that carolers went from door to door singing carols, but I don't suppose that's done any more, at least not in America. We used to go to Boston much more than we do now-I remember going with friends who lived up there to Beacon Hill and seeing corolers-wonder if that still might happe...
by lennygoran
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kosky Interview
Replies: 0
Views: 49

Kosky Interview

https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/5/d02b7585-c911-4886-a4e8-8f75858db3e2-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Bayreuth, 2018 I know we've discussed this guy before-a friend sent me these links with the Kosky interview-it's long. Have neve...
by lennygoran
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: the Best Blog in Opera
Replies: 0
Views: 67

the Best Blog in Opera

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by lennygoran
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: David J. Pecker Yeah!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: David J. Pecker Yeah!!!

If Individual No. 1 had only taken Obama's sage advice not to hire FLYNN as NS Adviser, Comey might never have been fired, the Special Counsel never appointed, the OOJ never come to light, and #1 would now be posing for his full-length WH portrait instead of being measured for an XXL orange jumpsui...
by lennygoran
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: David J. Pecker Yeah!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: David J. Pecker Yeah!!!

jserraglio wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:49 am
Speaking of Peckers, Nancy did some cutting this Tuesday on Individual #1's.
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Yes she did! Regards, Len :)
by lennygoran
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Going to Ithaca, NY to see "Traviata" [Met]
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: Going to Ithaca, NY to see "Traviata" [Met]

Lance wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:41 pm
Am looking forward to this.
Lance we saw it live and loved it-we may see it Sat HD style and see if Florez is any stronger. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: David J. Pecker Yeah!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 112

David J. Pecker Yeah!!!

Can Allen Howard Weisselberg be far behind! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Great Deal-maker at Work, Crafting a Great Deal
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: A Great Deal-maker at Work, Crafting a Great Deal

jserraglio wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:12 am
Okay, but ya gotta admit Mike Pence looked like he was posing for Mt. Rushmore, no?
Great description of him yesterday--gotta laugh! No laughing though about Orin Hatch's hypocrisy! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Great Deal-maker at Work, Crafting a Great Deal
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: A Great Deal-maker at Work, Crafting a Great Deal

Watched it live-let's not forget-its his shutdown and afterwards I heard him saying it was pretty friendly! Lie after lie is spouted. Regards, Len [waiting for more indictments from Mueller]
by lennygoran
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dudamel’s Favorite Part of ‘Otello’ is a Quiet Prayer
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Dudamel’s Favorite Part of ‘Otello’ is a Quiet Prayer

https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/5/faf6fca5-cad5-4cbf-9027-37701cee6e3d-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds Gustavo Dudamel’s Favorite Part of ‘Otello’ is a Quiet Prayer The conductor Gustavo Dudamel rehearsing for his Metropolitan Opera debut, leading Verdi’s “Otello...
by lennygoran
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Javier Camarena "Contrabandista" on Decca
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: Javier Camarena "Contrabandista" on Decca

Lance wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:44 pm
Camarena's voice has superb, ringing high notes
Lance we've heard him twice now live in Met operas and will hear him again this season-an absolutely superb experience-he was a friend of Jose who used to post in our forum. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Netrebko Review Carnegie Hall Recital
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Netrebko Review Carnegie Hall Recital

https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/5/1f41f4ef-4f1b-4d49-904a-8db8ca1303e1-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds Review: Anna Netrebko Sang a Recital. Of Course She Brought Props. By Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim Dec. 10, 2018 Singers are often handed bouquets at the end of ...
by lennygoran
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ryan Speedo Green 60 minutes
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Ryan Speedo Green 60 minutes

Ryan Speedo Green was featured in a segment of 60 minutes yesterday-you can watch it here-I enjoyed it alot! Regards, Len


https://www.cbsnews.com/video/ryan-spee ... 0-minutes/
by lennygoran
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 49
Views: 884

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

maestrob wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:35 am
OK, Len, I understand, but perhaps a little research beforehand would have provided you with a better understanding of the staging and you would have avoided the production.
Brian yes if only I had known-otoh there's just no justification imo for what was presented. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 49
Views: 884

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

Let's not forget Manhattan School of Music Brian unfortunately we had a terrible experience with the one time we went there for an opera-a Haydn opera we really wanted to see and it was turned into a modern TV studio-just awful for both of us. Regards, Len Insanely Pursuing Love, Be It Opera or Rea...
by lennygoran
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 49
Views: 884

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

I have always found student productions educational and charming and have seen many live here in the idyllic Heartland. Try this site. Past seasons archived. Operas are subtitled. Alternate casts and performances in almost every case. Great way to get to know an opera intimately. https://music.indi...
by lennygoran
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 49
Views: 884

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

I think I confused Pinchgut with medici.tv which does offer time-limited full videos. Use the two links I posted above to hear, but not see, on Australia's excellent ABC Classic FM station. Thanks, I have gone to the medici site but haven't used them yet-I wish they had a wider selection-the Met on...
by lennygoran
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 49
Views: 884

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

jserraglio wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:22 am
What's in a name? Pinchgut's productions are splendid. I have seen many of them online.
Never heard of Pinchgut-I went to you tube and there seemed to be only short clips of their operas-have you seen full operas online-if so how do you get to them? Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cooper Hewitt Met Traviata Similarity
Replies: 0
Views: 74

Cooper Hewitt Met Traviata Similarity

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by lennygoran
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anna Netrebko May Be Extra, but That’s Why We Love Her
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Anna Netrebko May Be Extra, but That’s Why We Love Her

https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/5/5b94935b-d365-4b60-9035-a5e1babd35c9-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds There are quite a few clips and a sampling of the portraits and selfies Anna Netrebko has posted on her Instagram account. Regards, Len :lol: Anna Netrebko May ...
by lennygoran
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 49
Views: 884

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

jserraglio wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:45 am
Yesterday, the SDNY pointed to him, alongside a consigliere turned snitch, as an unindicted co-conspirator in commission of a fraud upon the USA.
Lock him up! Regards, Len [back from Secaucus] :lol:
by lennygoran
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 49
Views: 884

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

Think, who's our Don Briscola.? JGXgTtIwy1E The cheese or the card game-can't be the card game-I played some bridge when I was young but never briscola-afterall my last name is goran-otoh it's not goren-well it shouldn't be-I spelled it differently and played it much differently then that famous br...
by lennygoran
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 49
Views: 884

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

Classical Music died years ago. If so, then only in the Occident. Didn't know that-was it an Accident? Premediated murther most foul, as in the best it is; But this most foul, strange, and unnatural. Ah Shakespeare's Omlett-I can't top that-still murther-not as good as Werther! Len opera lover :lol...
by lennygoran
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: cooper hewitt color exhibit
Replies: 0
Views: 78

cooper hewitt color exhibit

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by lennygoran
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 49
Views: 884

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

Classical Music died years ago. If so, then only in the Occident. Didn't know that-was it an Accident? Premediated murther most foul, as in the best it is; But this most foul, strange, and unnatural. Ah Shakespeare's Omlett-I can't top that-still murther-not as good as Werther! Len opera lover :lol:
by lennygoran
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Not too many posts lately ...
Replies: 49
Views: 884

Re: Not too many posts lately ...

jserraglio wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:23 am
Chalkperson wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:57 pm
Classical Music died years ago.
If so, then only in the Occident.
Didn't know that-was it an Accident? Len [fleeing]
by lennygoran
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Time critics rate the best of (NYC) music in 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: Time critics rate the best of (NYC) music in 2018

Let's see what our regular concertgoers (and oh I wish I were one of you) think about this. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/05/arts/music/the-best-classical-music-of-2018.html?module=inline Lots of material with regard to opera-not all are among my highlights and some I wanted to see we couldn't ge...
by lennygoran
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Greatest Composers Ever
Replies: 31
Views: 721

Re: The Greatest Composers Ever

Belle, Ravel over Verdi or Puccini-you gotta be joking! Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight's Greek at BAM
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Tonight's Greek at BAM

John thanks for the article-it won't be the first time I've disagreed with the Times-we found it pretty bad-now i wonder about anna nicole if it ever comes back to nyc-it's one of the last things the old nyco ever did and we passed on it. Len
by lennygoran
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Karl Henning
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: Karl Henning

What terrible news-we had a lovely dinner some years ago with Karl up near Boston-a great guy. Len
by lennygoran
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight's Greek at BAM
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Tonight's Greek at BAM

We spent a lovely day up until the opera today-nice xmas windows at Lord and Taylor and Bloomingdales, delicious tapas at our favored el porron, a quick Q line ride to BAM and the lobby snack area looking nicer than we remember. Then there was the opera-even worse than I could even imagine-oh well w...
by lennygoran
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight's La Traviata
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Re: Tonight's La Traviata

Chalkperson wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:56 pm
The Met is dead, only its rotting corpse remains.
Chalkie not so-miss you. Len at BAM
by lennygoran
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight's Trittico
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Tonight's Trittico

Brian i think they may have gotten divorced but am not sure? Len
by lennygoran
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight's La Traviata
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Re: Tonight's La Traviata

Vintage Yannick, 1887? Clever! I like Damrau very much too. Alfredo is kind of a tough (more dramatic) role for lighter voices, especially the card scene and Violetta's death scene at the end of the opera. Florez may have been having a bad night, that's all. Don't know Quinn Kesley at all. Glad you...
by lennygoran
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight's La Traviata
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Re: Tonight's La Traviata

barney wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:09 am
But Len, why were they all in the foyer?
Did they like the drinks better than the opera? I've been to performances like that.
Barney the intermissions-the partying after the opera ended-no one contacted Sue and me about attending the festivities! Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight's Trittico
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Tonight's Trittico

Our seats tonight were A109 and A 111-first row center of the balcony-a perfect spot to savor this superb production-wonderful settings for all 3 the operas. In Suor Angelica Opolais was great! As for Domingo as Schicchi I must say I preferred it with Corbelli but Domingo was fine. Len
by lennygoran
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Camille Paglia's thoughts
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Camille Paglia's thoughts

The Dems have a clear message which I hope to see proven very soon! Corruption, Obstruction of Justice, collusion, lies to the American Republic Len [waiting for the tax returns and the blocked number!]
by lennygoran
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight's La Traviata
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Tonight's La Traviata

We found this new production to be quite beautiful-Damrau and Quinn Kelsey as Giogio Germont were excellent-while we like juan diego florez quite a lot we found him kind of weak at times. For the final bows yannick brought the whole met orchestra up on the stage! As we left the opera house free smal...
by lennygoran
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: All of Vermeer's paintings in your pocket
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: All of Vermeer's paintings in your pocket

Amazing-will there ever be an app to hear all of Beethoven's works? Regards, Len :)
by lennygoran
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yannick Nézet-Séguin NYC Arts Interview
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Yannick Nézet-Séguin NYC Arts Interview

The first part of the latest NYC Arts show was this-enjoyed it. Regards, Len

A conversation with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the dynamic new music director of the Metropolitan Opera.

https://www.pbs.org/video/nyc-arts-full ... 18-bkqq1j/
by lennygoran
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: ‘Beer and Pizza’ Oedipus Opera
Replies: 0
Views: 194

‘Beer and Pizza’ Oedipus Opera

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