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by lennygoran
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Review: Risk-Taking New Opera Tells a Tragic 1950s Gay Love Story
Replies: 0
Views: 13

Review: Risk-Taking New Opera Tells a Tragic 1950s Gay Love Story

Review: Risk-Taking New Opera Tells a Tragic 1950s Gay Love Story By ANTHONY TOMMASINI JAN. 14, 2018 Originality in the arts is a vague and overhyped virtue. Few works are completely original. All creative artists borrow from others, both masters they revere and contemporaries they may be in competi...
by lennygoran
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Callas Hologram Performance
Replies: 1
Views: 13

Callas Hologram Performance

Don't know if the link will allow you to see the holograms? Regards, Len What a Hologram of Maria Callas Can Teach Us About Opera By ANTHONY TOMMASINIJAN. 15, 2018 When Maria Callas appeared onstage at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Sunday night, she looked a little pale, a little spe...
by lennygoran
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday Donald Isler!
Replies: 3
Views: 27

Re: Happy Birthday Donald Isler!

Donald, Happy Birthday! Regards, Len

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by lennygoran
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Freezing cold ... a good day to ...
Replies: 30
Views: 792

Re: Freezing cold ... a good day to ...

It may be only Len who knows the geography here, but what happened was that the ice backup on the Hudson consumed the road all around the vicinity of Thurman Station. I am told that it will not be open again until spring. Wow, that's terrible-why so long--did a bridge go out anywhere along the road...
by lennygoran
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: LatamDate Scam
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: LatamDate Scam

jbuck919 wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:16 am
Thanks, Len. I'm not even going to look at it. I'll leave that up to Lance. Never heard of a poster named Samuel.
I opened the thread and read it-everything on my computer seems okay now--hope I didn't do damage. Regards, Len :?
by lennygoran
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: LatamDate Scam
Replies: 2
Views: 54

LatamDate Scam

What's going on with the last message from the Getting out of london thread-have we been scammed-I can't make head or tail of it? I've put this in a separate thread and hope there is no virus here? Regards, Len [confused]

LatamDate Scam
by lennygoran
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Freezing cold ... a good day to ...
Replies: 30
Views: 792

Re: Freezing cold ... a good day to ...

jbuck919 wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:01 am
Yes, I could figure out a back way, but given the fact that the road conditions were also pretty bad (zero degrees here), I just gave up and turned back home.
You did right-safety first! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald: Bigot or Soothsayer?
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Donald: Bigot or Soothsayer?

jserraglio wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:25 am
Potty mouth aside, bigotry aside, sexual harassment aside, nuke taunting aside, the Donald is utterly inept and unfit to hold his office.
Thanks for this Beautifly Written message-right on! Bravo, bravisimo! Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Freezing cold ... a good day to ...
Replies: 30
Views: 792

Re: Freezing cold ... a good day to ...

jbuck919 wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:50 am
Just in case anyone is interested, I got blocked from church this morning by a closed road.
Sorry to hear that-no detour was signified-how did others get to the church. Regards, Len [hater of winter] :(
by lennygoran
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald: Bigot or Soothsayer?
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Donald: Bigot or Soothsayer?

jbuck919 wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:49 am
david johnson wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:27 am
I can't find that.
I have to admit I was surprised to find this. Regards, Len

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... acted.html
by lennygoran
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?
Replies: 12
Views: 256

Re: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?

david johnson wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:24 am
Trump has not done most of the stuff he said he would
Too much damage to suit me-Neil McGill Gorsuch-the tax bill, how he comports himself, the corruption, the coverup, the Comey firing, the amount of lies, the good Nazis, pardoning Araipo, the insulting and vulgar comments! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Verizon cell service - lots of problems!
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: Verizon cell service - lots of problems!

Any thoughts on all this? Lance I use Verizon for all my phones and the tablet and the pc-so far very good with good technicians to call for help-otoh in the last few months the server seems to being found when I click on sites to go to recently-it always comes back up after a short break in intern...
by lennygoran
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Museum of Art Hockney exhibit
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Met Museum of Art Hockney exhibit

I happen to like Hockney's art pretty much,...gay sex was still considered something to be giggled at John we were aware of the male relationship paintings and the LA paintings-the nature scenic garden type paintings caught us off guard-they were just superb for us-the colors were just spectacular!...
by lennygoran
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Opera House
Replies: 1
Views: 51

The Opera House

We went from Secaucus right to the Rockaway Mall to see this documentary like we do for the HD opera productions-very well done--we really enjoyed this-the big screen and great footage, narration and interviews made it a pleasure-highly recommended! There was a lot of Price, Moses and Bing-yeah Gelb...
by lennygoran
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?
Replies: 12
Views: 256

Re: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?

Those who disagree w/me about her are the people who are wrong. Count me among the wrong. I like bourbon, not Kool-aid. Count me in-among the wrong-no bourbon, wine please--as for the Jarankas-lock them up-do you see any indictments coming along-better make it sooner rather than later! Len [hiding ...
by lennygoran
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Museum of Art Hockney exhibit
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Met Museum of Art Hockney exhibit

A wonderful exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art-Hockney was into opera but i didn't know it extended to this length! Len :lol:

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by lennygoran
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald to UK: Nix the visit, Barack's to blame
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Donald to UK: Nix the visit, blame Obama

That shithole location-don't blame him for cancelling. Len fleeing faster than he ever has before! :lol:
by lennygoran
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NY Philharmonic Contact
Replies: 0
Views: 55

NY Philharmonic Contact

I haven't heard of any of these composers but others may be familiar with them. Len https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/arts/music/review-new-york-philharmonic-contact.html?rref=collection%2Fspotlightcollection%2Fclassical-music-reviews&action=click&contentCollection=music®ion=stream&module=stream...
by lennygoran
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Farinelli and the King
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Farinelli and the King

John thanks-it's on our list to see-btw the arias sung by davies are these. Len

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by lennygoran
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The most-performed composers
Replies: 24
Views: 459

Re: The most-performed composers

John B, thanks for the link-I'll have to watch it sometime when we're back home. Len
by lennygoran
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My last season with Academic Bowl
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: My last season with Academic Bowl

John thanks-I can see where that drive could really get to you-the older I get the harder it's become for me. We're very happy to have found Secaucus hotels-they get me to the port authority-the prices are usually great--I don't have to worry about parking or traffic in NYC and I can just sit back a...
by lennygoran
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Farinelli and the King
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Farinelli and the King

This play we saw tonight on broadway had so much to do with opera I thought I would discuss it here-the play is very imaginative and countertenor lestyn Davies sang beautifully-there were a lot of opera humorous remarks-I have to admit I couldn`t distinquish Handel's arias from those of Porpora--all...
by lennygoran
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The most-performed composers
Replies: 24
Views: 459

Re: The most-performed composers

When I worked at Central Opera Service, we compiled statistics on opera companies and repertoire in the US every year. The most-performed opera, year after year, was Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors," mainly by amateur groups. If any American organization still does this, it would be OPERAme...
by lennygoran
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My last season with Academic Bowl
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: My last season with Academic Bowl

John I forgot-where is the academic bowl held? Len
by lennygoran
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The most-performed composers
Replies: 24
Views: 459

Re: The most-performed composers

John F wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:27 pm
An outfit called Bachtrack tabulates about 32,000 "events" a year, concerts only (not opera)
Very interesting charts and stats-I wonder if similar data is available anywhere for operas? Len
by lennygoran
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: acquanetta an operatic film
Replies: 0
Views: 52

acquanetta an operatic film

Pretty wild opera stuff! Len :lol: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/10/arts/music/review-prototype-michael-gordon-acquanetta.html?rref=collection%2Fspotlightcollection%2Fclassical-music-reviews&action=click&contentCollection=music®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=1&pgt...
by lennygoran
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Samson Agrippina News I Missed
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Samson Agrippina News I Missed

jbuck919 wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:11 am
lennygoran wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:29 am
I`ll be at the Agrippina if it takes place and isn't updated. Len :lol:
Maybe you want to review I Claudius before you go. There were two women named Agrippina, one noble, the other evil. I assume the opera is about the latter.
John what a series that was! Len
by lennygoran
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Leontyne Price, Legendary Diva, Is a Movie Star at 90
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Leontyne Price, Legendary Diva, Is a Movie Star at 90

John we have a relative who lived in columbia maryland and we went there one time to see what columbia was like-our relative mentioned a venue-I wonder how it is for concerts? Len

http://www.rousetheatre.org
by lennygoran
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Z Woolfe On Met's Stale Performances
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Z Woolfe On Met's Stale Performances

Brian I think they'll be doing PBS operas this season-I think it will start a little later in the season but am not sure? Len
by lennygoran
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Z Woolfe On Met's Stale Performances
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Z Woolfe On Met's Stale Performances

I was at the new production of Tosca last night and it was my impression that the audience loved it. I can understand why critics want to see something new or different instead of the "same old, same old" but much of the audience seems to prefer opera as a "museum." John is right in arguing that it...
by lennygoran
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Z Woolfe On Met's Stale Performances
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Z Woolfe On Met's Stale Performances

John agree-I`ve argued as you must know for operas they have never done or at least not for a long time to be presented traditionally and not eurotrashed-instead they take operas they constantly do or even new ones and waste money with terrible productions from crazy directors--they wasted time and ...
by lennygoran
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Z Woolfe On Met's Stale Performances
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Z Woolfe On Met's Stale Performances

Still he admits to enjoying them! Len :lol: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/09/arts/music/review-met-opera-cavalleria-rusticana-pagliacci.html?rref=collection%2Fspotlightcollection%2Fclassical-music-reviews&action=click&contentCollection=music®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentP...
by lennygoran
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Samson Agrippina News I Missed
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Samson Agrippina News I Missed

I`ll be at the Agrippina if it takes place and isn't updated. Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight`s Tosca At the Met
Replies: 0
Views: 70

Tonight`s Tosca At the Met

What a beautiful production-very good singing and acting although I couldn`t always hear Lucic's Scarpia during the Te Deum-his acting was much better than in that awful Bondy production the Met had put in place of the Zeffirelli one. I do hope Gelb realizes what a waste of time and money the Bondy ...
by lennygoran
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Samson Agrippina News I Missed
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Samson Agrippina News I Missed

I missed this news but maybe it was mentioned here and I just forgot about it? Regards, Len PS-I'm only quoting the parts that most interested me. "Gelb said he also canceled a planned 2018-19 modern-dress production of Camille Saint-Saens' "Samson et Dalila" by Italian director Damiano Michieletto,...
by lennygoran
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: PBS Story About My Uncle's Invention, the Prakticello
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: PBS Story About My Uncle's Invention, the Prakticello

Donald Isler wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:56 am
This is a PBS story from about 2011, the topic being my uncle, Ernest Nussbaum, and his invention, the Prakticello.
Donald quite a story-thanks! I think it said he worked on these instruments out in a shed-was it in NJ? What town was it? Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump touts his 'consensual' presidency
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Trump touts his 'consensual' presidency

jbuck919 wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:36 pm
Then don't get me started on the permutations available with regard to any ignorant use of the term "consensual."
Wonder if his base would forgive him if when he meets up with Mueller he got Mueller out on 5th ave and took out a pistol and shot him. Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Freezing cold ... a good day to ...
Replies: 30
Views: 792

Re: Freezing cold ... a good day to ...

jbuck919 wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:26 pm
I could go on and on. It was horror non-hotel.
Fortunately it's not as bad these days! Regards, Len :lol:

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by lennygoran
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: An Opera About Mexico With a Side of Guacamole
Replies: 0
Views: 66

An Opera About Mexico With a Side of Guacamole

We'll be at NYCO this year but passed on this-otoh we've always enjoyed the guacamole at Rosa Mexicano. Regards, Len An Opera About Mexico, With a Side of Guacamole By FLORENCE FABRICANT JAN. 8, 2018 This month the New York City Opera will stage “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna,” Jose (Pepe) Martinez and ...
by lennygoran
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Freezing cold ... a good day to ...
Replies: 30
Views: 792

Re: Freezing cold ... a good day to ...

John F wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:33 pm
I haven't used the Port Authority terminal in years, but when I did, they cleared out the homeless etc. by playing classical music on the PA system. I'm not kidding, it's a fact.
Wow, amazing-I'll check this out over the next 5 days--hope they'll play some Donizetti! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Freezing cold ... a good day to ...
Replies: 30
Views: 792

Re: Freezing cold ... a good day to ...

For people like Belle who may not know, Port Authority refers to the largest bus terminal in probably the world, and I assume b. means the old one, where I saw things no one would believe short of people trying to sleep. John now that we stay in Secaucus like we'll be doing again starting tomorrow ...
by lennygoran
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Freezing cold ... a good day to ...
Replies: 30
Views: 792

Re: Freezing cold ... a good day to ...

What do the homeless do under such circumstances? This piece is dedicated to you and your long suffering countrymen and women Belle thanks-the homeless situation in NYC is a problem. :( I wasn't familiar with the piece--sure appropriate for our weather situation. Regards, Len What power art thou, w...
by lennygoran
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Freezing cold ... a good day to ...
Replies: 30
Views: 792

Re: Freezing cold ... a good day to ...

As I write this there's a raging lightning and thunder storm producing (as usual) NOT A DROP OF RAIN. I can only think of this at the moment while the lightning is frighteningly close to the house, cracking unimaginably loudly Belle I couldn't even enjoy music, TV, computers, etc under conditions t...
by lennygoran
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Freezing cold ... a good day to ...
Replies: 30
Views: 792

Re: Freezing cold ... a good day to ...

barney wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:27 am
But in Sydney yesterday it got to 47 celsius, which is 116 Fahrenheit, and that is pretty extreme.
Barney that's just awful-do most people have air conditioning? Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Spiked online" identifies the 'New Pearl Clutchers'
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: "Spiked online" identifies the 'New Pearl Clutchers'

I read late last night that the Hudson River has frozen!! Has that happened in living memory? I hadn't heard of it before. Belle I wasn't aware of that happening with this storm but apparently it has! I'm pretty sure it's happened before. Regards, Len https://www.workboat.com/blogs/the-noreaster/ic...
by lennygoran
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Spiked online" identifies the 'New Pearl Clutchers'
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: "Spiked online" identifies the 'New Pearl Clutchers'

I myself am sympathetic to the working class and the working poor...Today we are stuck inside. It's 47.1C and this represents the highest temperature in the area in recorded history. Everything outside the house is dying from this and no rain in MONTHS. Belle agree on more care needed for the worki...
by lennygoran
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Spiked online" identifies the 'New Pearl Clutchers'
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: "Spiked online" identifies the 'New Pearl Clutchers'

"Spiked online" self identifies as a left wing publication. MEET THE NEW PEARL‑CLUTCHERS PATRICK WEST COLUMNIST 5 January, 2018 Today it’s the liberal-left who punish moral transgressor s. Belle I thought this might be an article on the Bizet opera-the Pearl Fishers-it wasn't-the article made no se...
by lennygoran
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Freezing cold ... a good day to ...
Replies: 30
Views: 792

Re: Freezing cold ... a good day to ...

jbuck919 wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:25 pm
>afraid to look at my next power bill because the use I have to give my heating system is wreaking havoc with any reasonable budget.
We're using a lot of heating oil-the price of oil has risen. Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NY Phil Review Safe and Predictable
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: NY Phil Review Safe and Predictable

And he misses the point of conducting Haydn's Symphony #98 from the keyboard. Thanks, I started listening to it and it sounds good and also unfamiliar to me-fortunately I have it and will listen to it on a cassette tonight while in the kitchen-the 97th is also on the tape-Dorati. Yeah I've neglecte...
by lennygoran
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Tactics I'm Concerned About
Replies: 0
Views: 81

Tactics I'm Concerned About

I sense that removal of Sessions could be coming and am worried about what it would do to the Mueller probe-then there are these headlines to worry about. Regards, Len G.O.P. Senators Call for Inquiry Into Author of Trump Dossier F.B.I. Questioning Clinton Foundation Dealings Again. Regards, Len :( ...