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by lennygoran
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Europe, Opera Takes On Our Time
Replies: 4
Views: 50

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: 45

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: 67

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: 16

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: 50

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: 50

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: 76

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: 67

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: 76

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: 105

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: 105

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: 3
Views: 85

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: 81

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: 73

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: 84

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: 5
Views: 100

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: 84

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: 5
Views: 100

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: 59

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: 120

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: 73

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: 130

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: 52

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: 5
Views: 148

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: 90

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: 107

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: 145

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: 65

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: 140

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: 375

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: 120

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: 140

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: 375

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: 393

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
by lennygoran
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Ridiculous Answer Today
Replies: 0
Views: 75

Trump Ridiculous Answer Today

I watched today and was alarmed that Trump was doing very well with what I guess was reading a speech provided by others--he was looking a little too good today to suit me-then came one of the 4 questions allowed today in Paris and he reverted to his own ridiculous self-he deflected the question ask...
by lennygoran
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Music Center in London
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: New Music Center in London

The acoustics in London's existing halls, the Barbican, Royal Festival, and Royal Albert, is/are defective in different important ways. Thanks wasn't aware of their defects-we did attend a Madam Butterfly at Royal Albert-it was in the round and the singers were miked-very disappointing. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cradle Will Rock Saratoga
Replies: 19
Views: 393

Re: Cradle Will Rock Saratoga

maestrob wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:21 am
and Michael Capasso even made a cameo appearance at the end: very clever!
Brian can you tell me more about this-I think I wasn't even aware of this. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine Will Be Tosca Replacement Conductor
Replies: 11
Views: 259

Re: Levine Will Be Tosca Replacement Conductor

Beckmesser wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:26 pm
There is speculation on Parterre.com that Bryn Terfel will be the next to abandon the production, to be replaced by Placido Domingo. :lol:
I'll definitely be there-Domingo as Scarpia-I'm ready! Regards, Len :lol: :lol: :lol:
by lennygoran
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Music Center in London
Replies: 2
Views: 105

New Music Center in London

I didn't know about this new Music Center-sounds exciting-Gehry designed the music center at Bard College where we'll be later in the month for Dimitri. Regards, Len Shortlist of Architects Announced for Music Center in London By ROSLYN SULCAS JULY 10, 2017 Amanda Levete, Norman Foster, Renzo Piano,...
by lennygoran
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Solti/Chicago Decca box 108 CDs TOC
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: Solti/Chicago Decca box 108 CDs TOC

Also that Decca assigns the title "Fate" to Beethoven's 5th; haven't seen that for ages. I never saw that before-made me think of La forza Del Destino! Regards, Len :lol: "Fate motif The initial motif of the symphony has sometimes been credited with symbolic significance as a representation of Fate...
by lennygoran
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine Will Be Tosca Replacement Conductor
Replies: 11
Views: 259

Re: Levine Will Be Tosca Replacement Conductor

maestrob wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:01 pm
We shall see.
Brian yes-we have our Met tickets already! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cradle Will Rock Saratoga
Replies: 19
Views: 393

Re: Cradle Will Rock Saratoga

diegobueno wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:44 am
Kurt Weill's big American opera is Street scene, set in a city block in Manhattan populated by various nationalities of European immigrants. It calls for operatic and Broadway-type voices and employs a diversity of styles.
Brian we saw this at Dicapo--quite wonderful! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Jr. Scoops the Times: Tweets Out His Damning Emails Before NYT Prints Them
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Trump Jr. Scoops the Times: Tweets Out His Damning Emails Before NYT Prints Them

"Seems we have some time and if it's what you say I love it especially later in the summer. Could we do a call first thing next week when I am back?"

Donald Jr, I loved your emails too-could it get to the point it's treason! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music before 1750 or after 1950 Countertenor's Life
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Music before 1750 or after 1950 Countertenor's Life

If you can access the link there are several clips you can listen too-I hope to be at the Met's 2019 Akhnaten. Regards, Len Anthony Roth Costanzo Exists to Transform Opera By ERIC GRODE JULY 10, 2017 CHARLESTON, S.C. — It was 10 a.m., less than 12 hours after the final performance of the Vivaldi rar...
by lennygoran
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cradle Will Rock Saratoga
Replies: 19
Views: 393

Re: Cradle Will Rock Saratoga

I saw this one called an operetta by wiki-it was at Julliard April 11, 2000--yeah for the most part I enjoyed it. Regards, Len :lol:

Der Kuhhandel (A Kingdom for a Cow or Arms and the Cow) is an operetta by Kurt Weill.
by lennygoran
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine Will Be Tosca Replacement Conductor
Replies: 11
Views: 259

Levine Will Be Tosca Replacement Conductor

James Levine to Replace Andris Nelsons in the Met’s New ‘Tosca’ By ZACHARY WOOLFE JULY 10, 2017 Its star soprano and tenor dropped out. Now the Metropolitan Opera’s hotly anticipated new production of Puccini’s “Tosca,” planned for next season, is losing its star conductor — and replacing him with a...
by lennygoran
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kissin is "world's most acclaimed classical pianist"
Replies: 22
Views: 434

Re: Kissin is "world's most acclaimed classical pianist"

barney wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:37 am
Belle wrote:
Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:52 am
Well, you've forgotten our very own Cardinal George Pell who is, er, playing for time!! That's a skill.
Boom, boom! As Basil Brush would say. Excellent, Belle!
Barney, Belle, you say he's playing for time-should he also be praying for time? Regards, Len [fleeing]