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by lennygoran
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dessay After Opera Left Her
Replies: 3
Views: 27

Re: Dessay After Opera Left Her

but she's supposed to be an actress, prides herself on it. Yes her role in La fille du régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) with Florez is just tops-we watch that segment they do with her jumping on him every New Year's-then there's her dance number inn Handel's Giulio Cesare-incredible! Regards...
by lennygoran
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Flynn
Replies: 16
Views: 175

Re: Flynn

He is known to be vindictive. Clearly, they are worried about what he might say that would implicate their boss. All this has me thinking-different than an impeachment but still...Regards, Len :D 1.After Libby was denied bail during his appeal process on July 2, 2007, Bush commuted Libby's 30-month...
by lennygoran
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Flynn
Replies: 16
Views: 175

Re: Flynn

Again, not a chance. The Republican-controlled House won't vote to impeach him, no matter what, and even if they did, the Republican-controlled Senate won't convict him. Not worth even thinking about. (Of course I was just as sure that Hillary Clinton would win the election. :) Which she did, actua...
by lennygoran
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dessay After Opera Left Her
Replies: 3
Views: 27

Dessay After Opera Left Her

I found the comparison with Fleming interesting. Regards, Len Review: Natalie Dessay, After Opera Left Her By ZACHARY WOOLFE APRIL 27, 2017 I didn’t spot Renée Fleming at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday. But she would have been heartened by Natalie Dessay’s recital. Here was a beloved soprano, like Ms. F...
by lennygoran
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Flynn
Replies: 16
Views: 175

Re: Flynn

jserraglio wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:05 pm
Mike Pence. Likable and limited. Gerald Ford reincarnated? Could there be a pardon in the works?
Let's get him impeached first-then I'll worry about a pardon! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Flynn
Replies: 16
Views: 175

Re: Flynn

jserraglio wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:49 pm
if the FBI can flip him, Trump may find himself on the outside looking in.
This or something like it is what I hope for-Comey owes it to us! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Flynn
Replies: 16
Views: 175

Re: Flynn

jserraglio wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:25 pm
the question is which government he was loyal to and what he may now be willing to testify to about his boss's pranks.
I heard he has a story to tell! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met's Dutchman Reviewed NYTimes Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Met's Dutchman Reviewed NYTimes Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Music Review: Met Opera’s Next Music Director Captains a Blazing ‘Dutchman’ By ANTHONY TOMMASINI APRIL 26, 2017 What do the musicians of the Metropolitan Opera’s orchestra think about the appointment of Yannick Nézet-Séguin as the company’s next music director? The players found two ways to express ...
by lennygoran
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Flynn
Replies: 16
Views: 175

Re: Flynn

I don't see that this is going to help us much. Flynn is long since out of government - he was never really in it - and Trump and his crowd are incapable of embarrassment, let alone pressure. Seems likely that his appointees are going to drop out or be pushed out sooner or later, probably sooner, b...
by lennygoran
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Flynn
Replies: 16
Views: 175

Flynn

I had to decide between adding this to the Nunes thread or starting this new thread. I sure enjoyed reading this-especially these words! Regards, Len :D "Failure to disclose foreign payments is a federal offense that carries a potential five-year prison term. Richard Painter, White House ethics lawy...
by lennygoran
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Great new idea for local government
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: Great new idea for local government

You're using the code icon "</>". Don't. I used it only to show you what you'll see when you click the color swatch. Type between the two codes. ONE: Select color and look for the codes in the message window http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab244/jserraglio/01_zpsyaa4sh9g.jpg TWO: Type a message ...
by lennygoran
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Great new idea for local government
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: Great new idea for local government

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I give up. Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Great new idea for local government
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: Great new idea for local government

Here's what I do. Inconvenient, to be sure, but it works. 1. Open a blank message. 2. Click drop icon and select a swatch: codes in square brackets will pop up in the message window, like this: [color=#0000FF][/color] 3. Type the text to be colorized in the space between the two codes: {color=#0000...
by lennygoran
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: FONSECA-WOLLHEIM Puts Wagner on the Couch
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: FONSECA-WOLLHEIM Puts Wagner on the Couch

Fonseca-Wollheim makes too much of Wagner's return to the theme of a woman's redemptive self-sacrifice. She oversimplifies the conclusion of the Ring cycle, in which Brünnhilde breaks the curse of the Nibelung gold by returning it to the Rhine. That she does so by, in effect, committing suttee on t...
by lennygoran
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Great new idea for local government
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: Great new idea for local government

jserraglio wrote:
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:44 pm
You may have to move the code around once you select a color swatch from the paint droplet. Look at my sample code in green.[/b][/size][/color]

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I looked but I don't understand how to do it? Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Great new idea for local government
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: Great new idea for local government

jserraglio wrote:
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:53 pm

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[color=#FF0000]Thanks I didn't know about this. Regards, Len :D[/color]
Thanks I didn't know about this. Regards, Len :D
I'm completely confused-you got the right color but not me-I'll try again. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: FONSECA-WOLLHEIM Puts Wagner on the Couch
Replies: 5
Views: 92

FONSECA-WOLLHEIM Puts Wagner on the Couch

Operatic Codependency? We Put Wagner on the Couch By CORINNA da FONSECA-WOLLHEIM APRIL 24, 2017 “It’s a common delusion, particularly among women, that their love is transformative,” Dan Savage, the sex columnist and host of the podcast “Savage Love,” said in a recent interview. “That they can find ...
by lennygoran
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Great new idea for local government
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: Great new idea for local government

lennygoran wrote:
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:27 pm
Thanks I didn't know about this. Regards, Len
Hey Len-you still don't know about it-it didn't work! Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Great new idea for local government
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: Great new idea for local government

Highlight text, then click the paint drop icon left of "Normal" pop-up menu in the formatting bar. Thanks I didn't know about this. Regards, Len [back from NYC] A photo from the subway needing no change of colors! http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/IMG_2490_zpsivpadmvf.jpg
by lennygoran
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Great new idea for local government
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: Great new idea for local government

John I do hope the local governments can do better than this plan-who knows-if the federal shut down takes place we`ll need all the local government help we can get. Len :(
by lennygoran
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYTimes katya julliard review
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: NYTimes katya julliard review

John thanks for the info-for myself I like the operas done the way the Met does them now-original laguage of the operas with the surtitles. Len
by lennygoran
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYTimes katya julliard review
Replies: 2
Views: 66

NYTimes katya julliard review

Good news is that NYBG was superb today-what a difference a day can make in the weather-chihuly in the garden was spectacular and daffodil hill and cherry valley were at peak. Bad news is that while still in the nyc area we won`t be able to catch the julliard katya-an opera we like alot. Len https:/...
by lennygoran
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rain Brings Us Close to the Met
Replies: 0
Views: 49

Rain Brings Us Close to the Met

Yesterday we hoped to get to the NYBG but is was pretty much a rainout-spring flowers and trees and the added attraction of glass man dale chihully with an exhibit in the garden--instead that rain brought is to the Met Opera quite a few times with a nuber of connections to it--first the lincoln cent...
by lennygoran
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Representative Nunes of California Vindicates Trump
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: Representative Nunes of California Vindicates Trump

It's about time we heard some more on this-what will Trump do next to deflect the probe-start World war 3! Regards, Len House Intel Panel ‘Back On Track’: Yates, Brennan, Clapper Asked To Testify By Allegra Kirkland Published April 21, 2017, 12:49 PM EDT After a troubled two months that saw the “tem...
by lennygoran
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Mostly Mozart Don G
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: The Mostly Mozart Don G

Len_Z wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:31 pm
Must be a senior moment:)
Len senior moments-that's become a specialty of mine! Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Carousel Bdway Renée Fleming
Replies: 24
Views: 467

Re: Carousel Bdway Renée Fleming-The Prom

We've been talking about her recently and now it's off to Broadway!...“Carousel,” one of the greatest of American musicals Not the same thing as the crossover topic but I felt close enough to add that I was reading this article about the upcoming Proms-this caught my eye. Regards, Len "There may be...
by lennygoran
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Carousel Bdway Renée Fleming
Replies: 24
Views: 467

Re: Carousel Bdway Renée Fleming

jserraglio wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:31 pm
Candide. A crossover masterwork.
That's right-even with the cast we saw this season at NYCO it was just wonderful-a wonderful production as well ! Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Mostly Mozart Don G
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: The Mostly Mozart Don G

Len_Z wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:12 pm
Nadine Sierra... Sonya Yoncheva - doesn't hurt, either.

I haven't seen the production but am planning to later this month.

The other Len:)
Len I can't seem to find it what date is that performance with those two? Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Mostly Mozart Don G
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: The Mostly Mozart Don G

jserraglio wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:39 am
This clip from 2011 (in Budapest?) might help. The Commendatore is the same as in the 2017 MM show:
Thanks-I sure won't be there. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Mostly Mozart Don G
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: The Mostly Mozart Don G

John F wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:04 am
If there had been any singers of interest in the cast, I would have seen it. There weren't, so I didn't. I don't expect better this time around.
Thanks for your thoughts on this matter. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Mostly Mozart Don G
Replies: 8
Views: 209

The Mostly Mozart Don G

I see from the Mostly Mozart email to me today they're repeating this Don G-here's the 2011 review from TOMMASINI-I don't know about this one-some photos are at the link if you can get to it. Regards, Len Chalky Chorus of Specters Who Dance and Crush By ANTHONY TOMMASINI AUG. 5, 2011 The Mostly Moza...
by lennygoran
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Veterinarians on TV
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Veterinarians on TV

There've been a number of PBS shows where they show how vets and others try to save and rehabiltate wildlife which I've enjoyed over the years-for example this one:

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/jungle-a ... tal/14219/

Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Veterinarians on TV
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Veterinarians on TV

Len only gets to his home town about every other week ( ;) ), but just in case.... John actually it's only about once a month or longer-just today Sue had to buy some supplies at the local nursery-the owner and his sons put in our pond-he was complaining that while they were away he thinks a fisher...
by lennygoran
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Los Angeles Phil most important orchestra in America
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: Los Angeles Phil most important orchestra in America

Ross and Woolfe called it just about right, in my opinion. I found more than two dozen concerts in the 2017-18 LAPO season I'd like to hear, a slew of them premieres. With its innovative programming, LAPO may be the most interesting major orchestra in America today. Just today I watched a documenta...
by lennygoran
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Los Angeles Phil most important orchestra in America
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: Los Angeles Phil most important orchestra in America

Belle wrote:
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:04 am
No plans for visiting the USA at this time.
It's been so long since we were in Vienna-how wonderful if you can get there again-we'll be traveling to London late next month-haven't been there since 2005. Our oyster cards are on their way to us for the public transportation. Regards, Len :)
by lennygoran
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Los Angeles Phil most important orchestra in America
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: Los Angeles Phil most important orchestra in America

>There's a complication for us; our landlady may have died as I've tried to contact her without success. In 2015 she was already quite ill with lung cancer and only just 50 years of age! Belle is that a landlady in LA-were you thinking of coming to the US? Sorry to hear about her condition. Regards...
by lennygoran
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Los Angeles Phil most important orchestra in America
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Los Angeles Phil most important orchestra in America

Seems to me this may cause some controversy here? Regards, Len Los Angeles Has America’s Most Important Orchestra. Period. By ZACHARY WOOLFE APRIL 18, 2017 LOS ANGELES — On Saturday I went to a symphony hall and had an experience unlike any I’ve had before. At 11:30 p.m., a couple thousand people st...
by lennygoran
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Carousel Bdway Renée Fleming
Replies: 24
Views: 467

Re: Carousel Bdway Renée Fleming

John F wrote:
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:19 pm
Bea Arthur and Marian Seldes appeared at the Met but only in the spoken role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp in Donizetti's "Fille du régiment."
Amazing-I sure didn't know that. Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Carousel Bdway Renée Fleming
Replies: 24
Views: 467

Re: Carousel Bdway Renée Fleming

" You'll Never Walk Alone " Belle that's what Fleming will get to sing--also "June Is Bustin' Out All Over" – Nettie Fowler and Chorus--also "This Was a Real Nice Clambake" – Carrie, Nettie, Julie, Enoch and Chorus. BTW former opera star Shirley Verrett also sang Nettie-Verrett was a soprano we rea...
by lennygoran
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NY Times on Nadine Sierra
Replies: 0
Views: 100

NY Times on Nadine Sierra

We saw her recently in Idomeneo and were very impressed! Regards, Len PS-if you go to the site you can hear her sing-see the article. Listen to the Young Soprano Who Is Winning Awards and Acclaim By MICHAEL COOPER APRIL 18, 2017 The young American soprano Nadine Sierra was in Venice rehearsing Doniz...
by lennygoran
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Carousel Bdway Renée Fleming
Replies: 24
Views: 467

Carousel Bdway Renée Fleming

We've been talking about her recently and now it's off to Broadway! Regards, Len :D A ‘Carousel’ Revival Promises Stars, Onstage and Off By MICHAEL PAULSON APRIL 16, 2017 “Carousel,” one of the greatest of American musicals, is returning to Broadway next season with an all-star cast that includes an...
by lennygoran
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Veterinarians on TV
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Veterinarians on TV

Would it be fair to say that you care more about plants and scenery than about animals? For me it's exactly the other way around. Well we love to view wildlife-animals-for example birds-our 2 trips to Florida were very productive on that score-I'd say it was about equal for the trips between wildli...
by lennygoran
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A hotel down in Bethlehem
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: A hotel down in Bethlehem

jbuck919 wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:50 am
I'm only providing the link because you have to see the pictures.
Looks good-does it have a garden! Regards, Len [provoking back and running] :lol:
by lennygoran
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Veterinarians on TV
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Veterinarians on TV

The Incredible Dr. Pol. Mondays on National Geographic Wild; many reruns. An immigrant from Holland in his 70s works in rural Michigan...Animal Planet. He looks like an aging hippie, and his clinic is in downtown Denver. I've caught some of those shows--especially on Nat Geo Wild-I've enjoyed the N...
by lennygoran
Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Renee Fleming bids farewell to the Met
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Renee Fleming bids farewell to the Met

It turns out that the talk of Renée Fleming no longer singing staged opera, or at the Met, apparently is mistaken. Steve Owades posted a news article from the NPR site in the CompuServe Music Forum in which she says it isn't so. She is singing so little opera these days that it doesn't make a great...
by lennygoran
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Alfred Brendel
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Alfred Brendel

I've been listening to Alfred Brendel's Farewell Concert with the Vienna Philharmonic recorded in the Musikverein in 2009. My new sound equipment is throwing up all his grunting, singing and other unwelcome noises big time. He's playing Beethoven and Schubert but the gratuitous noise is nearly unbe...
by lennygoran
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Machiavellian Opera
Replies: 0
Views: 98

A Machiavellian Opera

A Machiavellian Opera for Trump-Era Issues of Truth and Lies By NINA SIEGAL APRIL 15, 2017 The year is 2032. The 15th-century Italian diplomat and theorist Niccolò Machiavelli has been resurrected from the dead. President Wu Virtu, a Maoist Ronald Reagan figure who rules over the merged continent of...
by lennygoran
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bach’s ‘St. John Passion’ Review
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Bach’s ‘St. John Passion’ Review

​ ​These links might be interesting (concerning the St. John Gospel and Luther, and their position towards "the Jews"): ​https://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/research_sites/cjl/sites/partners/cbaa_seminar/townsend.htm ​https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_and_antisemitism Thanks I found them...
by lennygoran
Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bach’s ‘St. John Passion’ Review
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Bach’s ‘St. John Passion’ Review

I have to admit I'm completely unfamiliar with this work-as for St Matthew I've only listened to and liked some parts of the music of St. Matthew. As far as sitting down and actually listening to St. Matthew completely with words and music like I would for an opera I've never done that. But St John ...