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by lennygoran
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Washington’s Opera Taps a Champion of New Work From St. Louis
Replies: 1
Views: 11

Washington’s Opera Taps a Champion of New Work From St. Louis

Washington’s Opera Taps a Champion of New Work From St. Louis By MICHAEL COOPER SEPT. 22, 2017 Timothy O’Leary, a young American impresario who made new works and community engagement central to his success at the helm of Opera Theater of Saint Louis, will become the next general director of the Was...
by lennygoran
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: English National Opera C.E.O. to Step Down
Replies: 2
Views: 26

English National Opera C.E.O. to Step Down

Thus part of the article caught my eye-what do you think Pollock meant by it? Regards, Len "In a much-quoted remark in a March 2016 article, she said that she was not an “opera buff” by the standards of the world in which she now found herself. But, she added, “many of the people who make up our aud...
by lennygoran
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bononcini, Il trionfo di Camilla (1696)
Replies: 5
Views: 59

Re: Bononcini, Il trionfo di Camilla (1696)

Belle wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:49 am
I have a large collection of Handel operas on CD
Belle same for me-we've seen quite a few of his operas-the old NYCO did them-we saw his Xerse at Glimmerglass this summer-a wonderful production. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 900-page opera called “Hester,” 82 Year Old's Debut
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: 900-page opera called “Hester,” 82 Year Old's Debut

jbuck919 wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:14 am
(he is 89 and came through Irma OK)
That's wonderful--where in Florida is he? Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: High Line Sign
Replies: 0
Views: 16

High Line Sign

We're just back from NYC and had a chance to review progress at the High Line's newest area from23rd to 34th streets-liked this sign. Regards, Len

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by lennygoran
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 900-page opera called “Hester,” 82 Year Old's Debut
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: 900-page opera called “Hester,” 82 Year Old's Debut

jbuck919 wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:04 pm
For once, I don't know how further to comment.
Why not come down to NYC on Oct 12 and see it! Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bononcini, Il trionfo di Camilla (1696)
Replies: 5
Views: 59

Re: Bononcini, Il trionfo di Camilla (1696)

I don't know if any of your are familiar with this opera by Bononcini. ...Il trionfo di Camilla (The Triumph of Camilla). Belle I have that opera but have never had a chance to listen to it-aamof I'm loaded with material by him-haven't ever listened to any of it-I may have to give it a try. I see m...
by lennygoran
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Facebook sent 'selected' users Rosh Hashanah greetings
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Facebook sent 'selected' users Rosh Hashanah greetings

jserraglio wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:09 pm
For that reason, I intend to cancel my FB account.
I'm not ready to that at this point--I'll lose all touch with my nieces and nephews-even some friends and their children. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Facebook sent 'selected' users Rosh Hashanah greetings
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Facebook sent 'selected' users Rosh Hashanah greetings

Thanks but they didn't send me any such greeting! As an aside I sure hope today's news about FB will help out on Mueller's investigation-maybe it will convince Trump that Russian interference is more than just fake news! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 900-page opera called “Hester,” 82 Year Old's Debut
Replies: 4
Views: 46

900-page opera called “Hester,” 82 Year Old's Debut

I never even heard of National Opera Center Recital Hall in Manhattan. Regards, Len :lol: A Composer’s Debut, at 82 Character Study By COREY KILGANNON SEPT. 21, 2017 Some people are late bloomers. Then there is Richard Alan White, 82, who was a composer-in-hiding for the first eight decades of his l...
by lennygoran
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Norma Called the Everest of Opera
Replies: 17
Views: 123

Re: Norma Called the Everest of Opera

maestrob wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:55 pm
thus Len's opinion might, in some circles, be considered more valid than yours.
Brian thanks-that's right-Don G, Marriage of Figaro-I can't believe more experts believe Magic Flute is better than those 2--whatever the word better might mean? They're all great works! Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Norma Called the Everest of Opera
Replies: 17
Views: 123

Re: Norma Called the Everest of Opera

jbuck919 wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:27 am
Happy listening, whatever it is.
Thank you-will do! Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Norma Called the Everest of Opera
Replies: 17
Views: 123

Re: Norma Called the Everest of Opera

I love magic flute but I`d have to take norma over it-I`d also take don g or marriage of figaro over magic flute-fortunately these choices don`t have to be made. Len
by lennygoran
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Norma Called the Everest of Opera
Replies: 17
Views: 123

Re: Norma Called the Everest of Opera

I`d say great rather than greater-there are so many great operas-how you determine which is better than another-that`s hard for me to do. Len
by lennygoran
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 1 Tishrei 5778
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: 1 Tishrei 5778

Donald Isler wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:56 pm
Wishing everyone who observes the holidays a wonderful New Year!
Don thanks-same to you and all-we`ll be celebrating in Brooklyn with good friends. Len
by lennygoran
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: houston opera and harvey
Replies: 0
Views: 54

houston opera and harvey

What a pity. Len https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/19/arts/music/hurricane-harvey-closes-houstons-opera-and-ballet-home-for-a-season.html?rref=collection%2Fspotlightcollection%2Fclassical-music-reviews&action=click&contentCollection=music®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacemen...
by lennygoran
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: This Equifax Thing
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: This Equifax Thing

jserraglio wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:31 am
Found three other helpful articles, especially the third.
Thanks for the links. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dame Kiri retires
Replies: 24
Views: 417

Re: Dame Kiri retires

the elegant and classy Kiri Te Kanawa. That little nation of New Zealand punches well and truly about its weight in the international arena, IMO. Belle we heard her 5 times live at the Met and she was wonderful each time! Regards, Len Cosi Feb 6, 1982 Rosenkavalier Oct 2, 1982 Boccanegra March 22, ...
by lennygoran
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Exhibitions: Bernstein, Toscanini, Nutcracker
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: Exhibitions: Bernstein, Toscanini, Nutcracker

John F wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:33 am
In the next few months, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will open three major exhibitions of possible interest here.
Thanks for the alert-we plan on being in NYC quite alot this year coming in on the 320 bus from Secaucus! Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: George Smiley is back
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: George Smiley is back

John F wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:43 am
John Le Carré's latest novel returns - finally! - to what he does best.
Just watched the 60 minutes interview with him and Steve Croft from this Sunday-enjoyed it very much. Regards, Len

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/john-le-ca ... us-author/
by lennygoran
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cleveland Browns tackle is 4 snaps shy of 10,000 straight even as Cleveland Indians streak snaps at 22
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Cleveland Browns tackle is 4 snaps shy of 10,000 straight even as Cleveland Indians streak snaps at 22

jserraglio wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:31 pm
the Steinbrenner era kicked in;
I wasn't following baseball as much with Steinbrenner around-still didn't he fire Yogi-this is even worse than when Trump fired Comey! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: brenda lewis
Replies: 15
Views: 263

Re: brenda lewis

jbuck919 wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:55 am
You are aware, of course, that Frederica von Stade, who was from New Jersey, changed the pronunciation of her name to sound German.
No, thanks, I didn't know that-we heard her quite a few times-she was great! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cleveland Browns tackle is 4 snaps shy of 10,000 straight even as Cleveland Indians streak snaps at 22
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Cleveland Browns tackle is 4 snaps shy of 10,000 straight even as Cleveland Indians streak snaps at 22

I think your friend is spot-on. ...Teams afflicted with chronic swelled-head syndrome: you have all been put on notice I'm so glad to hear my friend is spot-on-also what about presidents of the US with chronic swelled-head syndrome. As for my friend I heard the Yanks lost today-meantime Sue and I h...
by lennygoran
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cleveland Browns tackle is 4 snaps shy of 10,000 straight even as Cleveland Indians streak snaps at 22
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Cleveland Browns tackle is 4 snaps shy of 10,000 straight even as Cleveland Indians streak snaps at 22

Go Yanks Go! We`re up in danbury and ate at a restaurant with friends named Rizzuto-only thing better would be if we ate at a restaurant named BERRA`s. One of the friends not only knows his opera and classical music-he`s an avid baseball fan-he informed me about the streak ending. Today he and his s...
by lennygoran
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: brenda lewis
Replies: 15
Views: 263

brenda lewis

I had never heard of her but it sounds like she had a nice career. Len from Connecticut https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/16/arts/music/brenda-lewis-dead-opera-soprano.html?rref=collection%2Fspotlightcollection%2Fclassical-music-reviews&action=click&contentCollection=music®ion=stream&module=stream_...
by lennygoran
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mcdonald's orders come to table
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Mcdonald's orders come to table

jbuck919 wrote:
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:11 pm
And exactly what were you and Sue thinking of to stop at McDonald's for "a snack"? Between northern New Jersey and Connecticut there are a thousand better possibilities.
Well they`re quick, convenient, easy parking, good coffee and also pretty tasty quarter pounders and fries. Len
by lennygoran
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mcdonald's orders come to table
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Mcdonald's orders come to table

We were heading up to Connecticut to view more gardens and stopped ast a Mcdonald's for a snack-we had our order delivered to our table-apparently a new trend! Len


http://fortune.com/2016/11/17/mcdonalds ... mart-menu/
by lennygoran
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: ‘Four Nights of Dream’
Replies: 0
Views: 92

‘Four Nights of Dream’

Never heard of Osada-we've been to Japan Society for art exhibits but didn't know about their musical events-the photo of the set looked interesting. Regards, Len Review: A Japanese Writer’s Reveries Inspire ‘Four Nights of Dream’ By JAMES R. OESTREICH SEPT. 15, 2017 A samurai, balked on his path to...
by lennygoran
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Met Opera Documentary
Replies: 0
Views: 106

A Met Opera Documentary

This Met documentary definitely interests me! The article has links to video clips. Regards, Len A Starburst Is Born: Watch the Building of the Metropolitan Opera By MICHAEL COOPER SEPT. 15, 2017 There was no shortage of operatic-scale drama in the building of the Metropolitan Opera House, which cel...
by lennygoran
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opera “We Shall Not Be Moved”
Replies: 0
Views: 94

Opera “We Shall Not Be Moved”

I noticed this will also be done in NYC as well as Philly--also London. Regards, Len A Police Bombing, Homes on Fire and an Opera That Grapples With It All By SALAMISHAH TILLET SEPT. 15, 2017 PHILADELPHIA — The scars are still there. On May 13, 1985, the police bombed a rowhouse in West Philadelphia...
by lennygoran
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hillary on the Rachel Maddow Show
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Hillary on the Rachel Maddow Show

Most choice, forsaken; and most loved, despised! Thee and thy virtues here I seize upon: Be it lawful I take up what's cast away. Gods, gods! 'tis strange that from their cold'st neglect My love should kindle to inflamed respect. Come on-that was easy-King Lear-next! Regards, Len :lol: :lol: :lol:
by lennygoran
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hillary on the Rachel Maddow Show
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Hillary on the Rachel Maddow Show

We watched her yesterday on Rachel's show-how refreshing to hear a leader with knowledge and intelligence as opposed to the twittering lying fake president we have in the White House now! Regards, Len

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0MEVZ0jat8
by lennygoran
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Castrato will Be Coming To Bdway
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: A Castrato will Be Coming To Bdway

jbuck919 wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:36 am
There is an excellent movie Farinelli. Caution about the following excerpt. It is not for the faint of heart.

A followup-the whole movie seems available on you tube with english surtitles-the opening sequence isn't for the faint of heart either! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: This Equifax Thing
Replies: 4
Views: 328

This Equifax Thing

This sounds like a pain in the neck-anyone have any thoughts on it? Regards, Len :o The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do September 8, 2017 by Seena Gressin Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million Am...
by lennygoran
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Castrato will Be Coming To Bdway
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: A Castrato will Be Coming To Bdway

jbuck919 wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:36 am
There is an excellent movie Farinelli.
Thanks, I liked the set. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anyone Know What This Piece Is
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Anyone Know What This Piece Is

John F wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:43 pm
Trust me, the music in your clip is what I said it is.
Definitely trust you on this! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Castrato will Be Coming To Bdway
Replies: 3
Views: 214

A Castrato will Be Coming To Bdway

Got this flyer in the mail. Don't know whether it belongs in the Pub or here? Never heard of Farinelli. Regards, Len WHEN A MONARCH FALLS INTO MADNESS, THE ONLY CURE IS MUSIC. Following his acclaimed performance in the hit film Dunkirk, Oscar® and three-time Tony® winner MARK RYLANCE returns to the ...
by lennygoran
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anyone Know What This Piece Is
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Anyone Know What This Piece Is

It's from the overture and Venusberg bacchanale that Wagner wrote for the Paris production of "Tannhäuser." Thanks --have to admit I'm shocked and embarrassed-I don't recognize that as Wagner at all-I see it goes on for 21 minutes-can you pinpoint where that section is located? Regards, Len PS anot...
by lennygoran
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Former Paris Opera czar dies
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Former Paris Opera czar dies

Some czar! Only in Paris... Thanks for that report--what some of these people come up with for opera productions really distresses me-then when you get a wonderful production from NYCO of La fanciulla del West TOMMASINI begrudgingly has to snipe at it! Phooey! "But the very traditional staging, by ...
by lennygoran
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anyone Know What This Piece Is
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Anyone Know What This Piece Is

We were up in Connecticut viewing private gardens and two of them had classical music and opera playing as we strolled--delightful! Regards, Len :D

by lennygoran
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cleveland WINdians streak now at 22; 1916 New York Giants won 26
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Moneyball II: Cleveland Indians win 20th in a row

I`m furious-I may have to give up gardening and get back in to basebal! Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Cleveland WINdians streak now at 22; 1916 New York Giants won 26
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Moneyball II: Cleveland Indians win 20th in a row

I looked up the record for longest streak as the cleveland sports scene is getting a little too big for its britches-26-if they'll be playing my yankees soon that streak is over! Len :lol: :lol: :lol:
by lennygoran
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: la faniciulla del west
Replies: 0
Views: 135

la faniciulla del west

A wonderful traditional production of this great opera-kristin simpson as minnie was excellent-a great chorus and other singers who while not great were definitely able to deliver the goods-the emotional impact came through loud and clear-nyco is one for one for this season! Len
by lennygoran
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Peter Hall RIP
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Peter Hall RIP

Peter Hall was mainly a theatre director - a founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company - so he belongs in both places. He did a fair amount of opera, but wasn't nearly as good at it as with spoken drama, from Shakespeare to Harold Pinter. The last of his productions that I saw was "Waiting for Godot...
by lennygoran
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Peter Hall RIP
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Peter Hall RIP

I put this in the pub in error but couldn'the delete it-now I put in classical music. Len
by lennygoran
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Former Paris Opera czar dies
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Former Paris Opera czar dies

Gotta admit I never heard of him but found the article very interesting. Len in CT https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/08/style/pierre-berge-yves-saint-laurent-dead.html?rref=collection%2Fspotlightcollection%2Fclassical-music-reviews&action=click&contentCollection=music®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&...