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by lennygoran
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Dimitri Bard Fall of Communism Production
Replies: 4
Views: 20

Re: A Dimitri Bard Fall of Communism Production

THEHORN wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:00 pm
I suppose this isn't going to be the worst kind of directorial meddling, as the two periods of Russian history, past and present are not totally unrelated , such as you find in so many updated productions
Bob thanks-I hope you're right-we'll see. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Need Printer Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 20

Re: Need Printer Advice

I have an HP Office Jet Pro 6970 wireless with which I'm perfectly satisfied. I just went to Staples and got what looked like the best deal for what I needed. Sometimes the advice of trained staff is hard to replace with one's own online research. The price was very reasonable, but not less than $5...
by lennygoran
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Dimitri Bard Fall of Communism Production
Replies: 4
Views: 20

Re: A Dimitri Bard Fall of Communism Production

jbuck919 wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:13 am
I do hope that Len and Sue enjoy the performance no matter what the production may be like.
John thanks--on this trip we'll be spending time in Saratoga, Lake Saranac and Lake George as well after the Bard production. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Dimitri Bard Fall of Communism Production
Replies: 4
Views: 20

A Dimitri Bard Fall of Communism Production

Got an email from Bard today--I'm disappointed but we'll be there this Sunday. You can here his justification here. He mentions Putin and Trump but does leave Aleppo out of it unlike the Glimmerglass production of Donizetti's Siege of Calais. Regards, Len :( Leon Botstein Discusses Dvořák’s Grand Op...
by lennygoran
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Need Printer Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 20

Re: Need Printer Advice

Len, I have a Brother MFC-J825DW and am reasonably satisfied with it. Not expensive as I recall. H Henry thanks-it looks nice-otoh I don't need things like faxing ability or other office uses--I checked on prices here. Does the wireless work smoothly for you-was setting that up easy? Regards, Len h...
by lennygoran
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Need Printer Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 20

Need Printer Advice

My old printer which is a canon pixma mp160 and owes me nothing started sending this message: "Ink Absorber Almost Full"-however it gave me a chance to print by hitting the start button on the printer. Still instead of trying to replace the absorber I would like to buy a new inexpensive printer. I d...
by lennygoran
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NY Times Article Proms
Replies: 1
Views: 17

NY Times Article Proms

In the article this caught my eye. Regards, Len "The decision to include Tom Jones this year (making his Proms debut singing soul tracks to celebrate Stax Records) led the classical music critic Norman Lebrecht to comment, “BBC Proms are disgraced by Tom Jones.” “This commercial pop celebration is a...
by lennygoran
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sens. Lee & Moran to Vote 'No' on Obamacare Repeal; GOP Now Two Votes Short of 50 Needed
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Sens. Lee & Moran to Vote 'No' on Obamacare Repeal; GOP Now Two Votes Short of 50 Needed

Well today sure looks like a big day for all this-I'm of course nervous and plenty worried-looks to me like there may be 3 no's to keep it from proceeding and that chaos is in the wind to follow-who knows how it will all end up. Looks like around 2:15 is when they may start voting. Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kosky Wagner Bayreuth
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: Kosky Wagner Bayreuth

Belle wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:16 am
Len, I think that's what you might call one of those "known unknowns". :D
Belle thanks-I'll have to watch the whole production sometime to make a judgement on it-we loved the Met production of the opera! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kosky Wagner Bayreuth
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: Kosky Wagner Bayreuth

In case anyone is interested, Kosky's production of The Nose can be seen in full on YouTube. I haven't yet gotten past the narrated introduction, which is itself unusually entertaining uoC21I9YDz8 Thanks for the info-I see that ROH Nose has surtitles in English-may have to watch it sometime on my b...
by lennygoran
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kosky Wagner Bayreuth
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Kosky Wagner Bayreuth

A ‘Gay Jewish Kangaroo’ Takes on Wagner at Bayreuth By A.J. GOLDMANN JULY 24, 2017 BERLIN — In 2013, as opera companies worldwide celebrated Richard Wagner’s 200th birthday, Barrie Kosky, who had recently arrived as artistic director of the Komische Oper in Berlin, declared an informal ban in his ne...
by lennygoran
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NY Times Interview Gillian Moore Southbank Center
Replies: 0
Views: 38

NY Times Interview Gillian Moore Southbank Center

An Advocate for Classical Music and Women By FARAH NAYERI JULY 24, 2017 LONDON — Gillian Moore is the music director at the Southbank Center in London, one of the world’s biggest multivenue arts centers. While she oversees all types of genres — including pop, jazz, folk and rock — classical music is...
by lennygoran
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bruni Goes After Jared!
Replies: 0
Views: 25

Bruni Goes After Jared!

I sure hope he feels some heat. And I heard Jake Tapper tell Al Franklin his testimony today will only be for 2 hours and not under oath-if this is true about the oath or lack there of how come. Regards, Len Jared Kushner, the Prince of Having It Both Ways Frank Bruni JULY 22, 2017 On Monday, Jared ...
by lennygoran
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Russian spies living next door in Jersey suburb
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Russian spies living next door in Jersey suburb

Montclair, that`t a town we know and get together with friends with at lovely byo restaurants quite a lot-none of us are spies though-please believe me! Many consider Montclair to be the closest NJ town comes to be resembling the NYC`s upper westside. Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Europe, Opera Takes On Our Time
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Europe, Opera Takes On Our Time

maestrob wrote:
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:47 am
Brandon Jovanovich in particular interests me,
Brian we saw him in the Met Rusalka--quite wonderful! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Upscale Union Square West in Manhattan faces abandonment by restaurateurs
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Upscale Union Square West in Manhattan faces abandonment by restaurateurs

jserraglio wrote:
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:23 am
Bloomberg
>Danny Meyer's Union Square Cafe,... Blue Water Grill,
Thanks for the article-over the years we had some great meals there-for Union Square Cafe you had to call a month in advance to get a Sat night table--now a big exciting area is the Bowery! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pardon me: Can the POTUS pardon himself?
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Pardon me: Can the POTUS pardon himself?

More tweets and lies from Trump. Regards, Len :x Trump Says He Has ‘Complete Power’ to Pardon By PETER BAKER JULY 22, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump on Saturday asserted the “complete power to pardon” relatives, aides and possibly even himself in response to investigations into Russia’s meddling ...
by lennygoran
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Will Sessions Become A Zombie AG
Replies: 0
Views: 36

Will Sessions Become A Zombie AG

Will he become a zombie attorney general or finally resign to be replaced by a lackey AG. If so will the lackey follow orders from Trump and get Mueller fired-that's what scares me now. Regards, Len :( Sessions won't resign for now, but gets Trump's message The president's decision to criticize his ...
by lennygoran
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Europe, Opera Takes On Our Time
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Europe, Opera Takes On Our Time

John F wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:35 pm
Peter Sellars has been doing this for decades, using (abusing) old operas as vehicles for social criticism. By now you all know what I think of that. :evil:
I'm with you! Regards, Len :x
by lennygoran
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Europe, Opera Takes On Our Time
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Europe, Opera Takes On Our Time

Makes me glad I still have the Met away from Europe. Regards, Len :lol: In Europe, Opera Takes On Our Time By MICAELA BARANELLO JULY 21, 2017 Beneath the artifice, the virtuosic singing and the foreign languages, opera’s stories are deeply familiar: tales of love, loss and duty that anyone could ide...
by lennygoran
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cheap Date Alert In Front Of The Met
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Cheap Date Alert In Front Of The Met

maestrob wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:41 pm
Anna Netrebko as Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin,”
LOL!
Brian, :lol: :lol: :lol: Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pardon me: Can the POTUS pardon himself?
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Pardon me: Can the POTUS pardon himself?

Can Trump Pardon Himself? Yeah he's contemptible and talk about contempt there's this today from the NYTimes. Regards, len :( The Opinion Pages | Editorial President Trump’s Contempt for the Rule of Law By THE EDITORIAL BOARD JULY 20, 2017 In less than an hour on Wednesday afternoon, President Trum...
by lennygoran
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cheap Date Alert In Front Of The Met
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Cheap Date Alert In Front Of The Met

Have never done this and probably won't. Regards, Len Cheap Date Alert: Met Operas, Screened for Free By MICHAEL COOPER JULY 20, 2017 One of New York City’s great cheap-date opportunities — the Metropolitan Opera’s annual free screenings of operas on Lincoln Center Plaza — will return on Aug. 25 wit...
by lennygoran
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: article on opera disrupter
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: article on opera disrupter

Very interesting-thanks-I`ll take a better look at the clips when we get back from the NJ trip and I have my regular PC. Len
by lennygoran
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: article on opera disrupter
Replies: 4
Views: 153

article on opera disrupter

I don`t know about this, Len https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/20/arts/music/operas-disrupter-in-residence-heading-to-bayreuth.html?rref=collection%2Fspotlightcollection%2Fclassical-music-reviews&action=click&contentCollection=music®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=1&pg...
by lennygoran
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lance is back!
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Lance is back!

Lance great to have you back-you were missed-wasn`t the south in the summer too hot? Coming back from glimmerglass we sped right past binghamton and I thought of you. Len down the NJ shore
by lennygoran
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump blasts Atty. Gen. Sessions, warns Mueller not to 'cross a red line' by looking at his family finances
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: In NYT interview, Trump warns Mueller not to cross a red line by investigating his family finances

Sound like lies to me-lock him up-first impeach him-then lock him up! Len down the Jersey shore
by lennygoran
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: glimmerglass siege of calais
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: glimmerglass siege of calais

Didn`t care for the updated production Now I see why--I'm waiting for some reviews to show up to see how they justify changing Donizetti's opera into the Calais jungle. Regards, Len :( 1. With its muted colors and sympathetic narrative, Donizetti’s “The Siege of Calais” dramatizes the struggle of t...
by lennygoran
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Wotan Without A Spear
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: A Wotan Without A Spear

It's nice to have news of Jochen Schmeckenbecher, who was a member of CompuServe's Music Forum back in the day. When some of us made a trip to Berlin a few years ago, he was singing Klingsor in "Parsifal" at the State Opera, and we all got together for dinner and gossip. The restaurant was full of ...
by lennygoran
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sens. Lee & Moran to Vote 'No' on Obamacare Repeal; GOP Now Two Votes Short of 50 Needed
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Sens. Lee & Moran to Vote 'No' on Obamacare Repeal; GOP Now Two Votes Short of 50 Needed

jserraglio wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:22 am
Face-saving move.
Gee I sure hope you're right-I'll be nervous until the vote on a straight repeal is taken. If it does fail won't the Republicans look even worse. Imagine the tweets from Trump if it does fail! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Wotan Without A Spear
Replies: 2
Views: 116

A Wotan Without A Spear

Wonder if Kaufmann will actually show for that April Tristan. Regards, Len Nelsons Turns Tanglewood Into Bayreuth-in-the-Berkshires By DAVID ALLEN JULY 17, 2017 LENOX, Mass. — Andris Nelsons is absent from the Wagner festival at Bayreuth again this season. It’s the second year in a row that this dev...
by lennygoran
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sens. Lee & Moran to Vote 'No' on Obamacare Repeal; GOP Now Two Votes Short of 50 Needed
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Sens. Lee & Moran to Vote 'No' on Obamacare Repeal; GOP Now Two Votes Short of 50 Needed

Thanks-just back from Glimmerglass operas-what wonderful news! Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Glimmerglass Xerxes
Replies: 0
Views: 79

Glimmerglass Xerxes

A wonderful opera experience today-wonderful singing and acting and a creative imaginative production-nice set with gorgeous costumes that captured all the twists and turns of Handel's opera! If only they could have given the Donizetti such treatment. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: This Sunday Idomeneo PBS Thirteen
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: This Sunday Idomeneo PBS Thirteen

Ted Quanrud wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:49 pm
Thanks for the alert, Len. I would have missed it otherwise, but instead had an enjoyable Sunday afternoon watching and listening to it.
Ted that's great-we really enjoyed it HD too! Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: glimmerglass siege of calais
Replies: 1
Views: 103

glimmerglass siege of calais

Didn`t care for the updated production but even with it act 2 was very effective-donizetti sure knew how to end them-yeah some tears swelled up! At one point in act 1 when the uprisers are threatening eustachio a baseball bat is wielded and I wondered if it came from the nearby hall of fame in coope...
by lennygoran
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Red Sox protest game after umps blow call in 11th inning of 16-inning loss to the Yankees
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Red Sox protest game after umps blow call in 11th inning of 16-inning loss to the Yankees

A helluva game! Baseball at its finest. Plus that, it was BOGO free. The darn thing lasted longer than the Rangers/Royal game that Fox was scheduled to show after this one was over. Both of these teams are exceptional and pose a real threat to my beloved reigning AL champs. I admit I had to look up...
by lennygoran
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: mccain`s surgery
Replies: 0
Views: 70

mccain`s surgery

We`re up here in albany on our way to glimmerglass-surprised to read about the senate delay on the health care vote due to mccain`s surgery. Len https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/15/us/mccains-surgery-will-delay-senate-votes-on-health-care-bill.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-he...
by lennygoran
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Erkki Melartin
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Erkki Melartin

Got into this thread late-I see he did an opera Aino. Regards, Len

"Aino is an opera by Erkki Melartin, composed in 1912 to a libretto by Jalmari Finne. The opera is based on the Kalevala, more specifically on the character of Aino. Its music shows the influence of Richard Wagner."

by lennygoran
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bastille Day
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Bastille Day

Well, at least we know what our (fake?) President did today. And at least John B. will know why I wrote that. Don, yes, he broke the Guinness World Record for handshaking! There a clip at the NY Times here. Regards, Len :lol: https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/politics/100000005264560/trump-handshake...
by lennygoran
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: This Week’s 8 Best YouTube
Replies: 2
Views: 129

This Week’s 8 Best YouTube

I've included the time of each clip the NYTimes critics recommended for this week 8. Regards, Len A Beatific Gesture: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube JULY 14, 2017 1. AT 1 MINUTE 20 SECONDS A Beatific Gesture With National Sawdust in Brooklyn currently offering a bold productio...
by lennygoran
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music before 1750 or after 1950 Countertenor's Life
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Music before 1750 or after 1950 Countertenor's Life

Thanks for posting this, Len. Brian now it's been reviewed. Regards, Len Review: A Baroque Opera Muddies Lines Between Him and Her By ANTHONY TOMMASINI JULY 14, 2017 Baroque opera explored elements of gender fluidity in a way that now seems prescient. For one thing, female singers frequently perfor...
by lennygoran
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: eight people in the room
Replies: 0
Views: 83

eight people in the room

Trump Tower Russia meeting: At least eight people in the room! Regards, Len

http://www.pbs.org/show/crowd-cloud/

My question is this-was our President's Jim guy in the room-you know, the guy who says France is no longer France! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by lennygoran
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pop star & Putin pal set up meeting with Trump Jr.
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Pop star & Putin pal set up meeting with Trump Jr.

At the moment, it's beginning to look like that fateful meeting with Boy Junior might have been a Politboro class reunion: Former Soviet Counter Intelligence Officer at Meeting With Donald Trump Jr. and Russian Lawyer http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/russian-lawyer-brought-ex-soviet-counter-inte...
by lennygoran
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Shakespeare, Shylock and xenophobia
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: Shakespeare, Shylock and xenophobia

Old man: fall to thy prayers; How ill white hairs become a fool and jester! ... Make less thy body hence, and more thy grace; Leave gormandizing; know the grave doth gape for thee thrice wider than for other men. So iyo who's worse-Henry IV or Trump-too bad we don't have an opera from Donizetti on ...
by lennygoran
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: This Sunday Idomeneo PBS Thirteen
Replies: 4
Views: 153

This Sunday Idomeneo PBS Thirteen

We saw it HD style in Rockaway-imo marvelous! Regards, Len

12:30 pm
Great Performances at the Met
Idomeneo
by lennygoran
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pop star & Putin pal set up meeting with Trump Jr.
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Pop star & Putin pal set up meeting with Trump Jr.

A meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer was set up at the request of Emin Agalarov, a Russian pop star whose Kremlin-connected family has done business with President Trump in the past, according to the person who arranged the meeting. Now it appears we have to correct this-we've le...
by lennygoran
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Shakespeare, Shylock and xenophobia
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: Shakespeare, Shylock and xenophobia

jserraglio wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:06 pm
Trump's got pounds of flesh to spare.
Yeah those 2 scoops of ice cream he demands at the end of every dinner will take its toll! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cradle Will Rock Saratoga
Replies: 19
Views: 425

Re: Cradle Will Rock Saratoga

maestrob wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:23 pm
Hi, Len!

but Michael was there all right!
Brian thanks-I remember always seeing him out in the lobby after the opera but didn't remember him on the opera stage in the performance. Regards, Len