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by lennygoran
Wed May 24, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Tannhaeuser from Munich
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: New Tannhaeuser from Munich

John F wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 6:37 am
No problem, I was just confused.
Thanks, you had a right to be confused-I wonder if I momentarily thought about the last Parsifal when I wrote that-there's one I didn't like-of course it has nothing to do with the Met's Tannhauser. Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Tue May 23, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Tannhaeuser from Munich
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: New Tannhaeuser from Munich

But you just said you didn't "go for" "the one for the Met some time ago." I don't understand. Wow, you're right-I'm slipping badly-I can't for a second figure out why I typed that. Regards, Len Here's what I wrote right after we saw it. Regards, Len tonight`s tannhauser Post by lennygoran » Tue Oc...
by lennygoran
Tue May 23, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Tannhaeuser from Munich
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: New Tannhaeuser from Munich

That's Otto Schenk's production in his romantic-realist style, which you like. What's not to like about his "Tannhäuser"? Maybe it's Wagner's opera you have a problem with? As for Castellucci's production, he says: "If you read the libretto closely, you see that Venus doesn't represent beauty and p...
by lennygoran
Tue May 23, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Tannhaeuser from Munich
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: New Tannhaeuser from Munich

lennygoran wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 8:23 am
This trailer caught my eye
Then there's the thoughts presented on behind how Venus is shown--I sure haven't seen her look like that before. Regards, Len

by lennygoran
Mon May 22, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Tannhaeuser from Munich
Replies: 7
Views: 107

New Tannhaeuser from Munich

This trailer caught my eye--wonder how it compares with the one from the Met sometime ago which I didn't go for. Regards, Len :lol:

by lennygoran
Mon May 22, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A dose of reality - Don't Underestimate Trump
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: A dose of reality - Don't Underestimate Trump

This disturbing article reminded me of the 5th point in Ronald Klain's excellent W. Post op-ed piece printed at the top of this thread. How terrible-I found some material about laws for this--wonder if there's more out there so these people could be prosecuted in some way. Regards, Len :) https://v...
by lennygoran
Mon May 22, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The circus: gone
Replies: 3
Views: 38

Re: The circus: gone

They showed some video of it on the Today show-looked exciting! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Mon May 22, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hipermestra at Glyndebourne
Replies: 0
Views: 43

Hipermestra at Glyndebourne

We'll be in England but I'll pass on this despite the glowing review-in general updates just aren't my thing. Regards, Len :( http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/922/IRa8Fo.jpg This is a gripping and imaginative restaging that updates a 1658 work to the oilfields of the modern Middle East Fr...
by lennygoran
Sat May 20, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Technology disruptions during concerts/recitals
Replies: 15
Views: 335

Re: Technology disruptions during concerts/recitals

Belle wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 6:33 pm
An interesting piece of self-serving cant!
Belle whatever it is the possibilities blew me away-thanks for posting it! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sat May 20, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: As Trump takes off, Post and NYT publish new stories that may discredit him
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: As Trump takes off, Post and NYT publish new stories that may discredit him

>Left-leaning news shops like MSNBC have begun to raise questions about what Pence knew about Flynn's antics and when he knew it, indicating that the Left may perceive Pence as their next target once the Donald has departed the scene.< Trump's team knew about Flynn's being investigated on Jan 4 so ...
by lennygoran
Fri May 19, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cosi Met Strongman
Replies: 0
Views: 57

Cosi Met Strongman

Is This new Cosi needed? Regards, Len A Toothy Strongman Gets a Role at the Met Opera By MICHAEL COOPER MAY 19, 2017 Performers who dreamed of appearing at the Metropolitan Opera have tried many things over the decades, but until this week none have ever used their teeth to lift a director off the f...
by lennygoran
Fri May 19, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Saving Madama Butterfly
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Saving Madama Butterfly

Didn't know it needed saving. Regards, Len A Radical Redo for ‘Madama Butterfly’ — to Save It? By MARY VON AUE MAY 19, 2017 When Anna Netrebko appeared in full old-fashioned geisha get-up at the recent gala concert celebrating the Metropolitan Opera’s 50th anniversary at Lincoln Center, you didn’t n...
by lennygoran
Fri May 19, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: As Trump takes off, Post and NYT publish new stories that may discredit him
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: As Trump takes off, Post and NYT publish new stories that may discredit him

Russia probe reaches current White House official, people familiar with the case say https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/russia-probe-reaches-current-white-house-official-people-familiar-with-the-case-say/2017/05/19/7685adba-3c99-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.html?utm_term=.606f71...
by lennygoran
Fri May 19, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A dose of reality - Don't Underestimate Trump
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: A dose of reality - Don't Underestimate Trump

jserraglio wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 5:33 pm
Prof. Alan Dershowitz has a point in telling folks to focus on the president's most flagrant misdeed:
Come on, Dershowitz is a nutjob! Regards, Len [fleeing] :lol:

PS-still he's a fellow Brooklynite! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by lennygoran
Fri May 19, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opera: Passion, Power and Politics Exhibit at V & A
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Opera: Passion, Power and Politics Exhibit at V & A

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is collaborating with the Victoria and Albert Museum on its current exhibition, "Curtain Up," featuring award-winning theatre on Broadway and in London's West End. (Highly recommended, by the way.) So it's possible that the V & A's opera exhibitio...
by lennygoran
Fri May 19, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opera: Passion, Power and Politics Exhibit at V & A
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics Exhibit at V & A

This exhibit at the Victoria and Albert in London-one of our favorite museums--looks good-too bad it's not beginning until well after we've come and gone from London. Regards, Len

PS: from 30 September 2017 – 25 February 2018

https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/opera
by lennygoran
Fri May 19, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is CMG Acting A Little Erratic
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Is CMG Acting A Little Erratic

jbuck919 wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 8:36 pm
Whew, for a minute I thought you were talking about the membership. :)
Never! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Thu May 18, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is CMG Acting A Little Erratic
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Is CMG Acting A Little Erratic

John F wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 9:55 am
Such things happen now and then, but only briefly and for other reasons such as a server problem. There's a lot wrong with the new forum software, but a stall when you want to post a message is too infrequent to be a software problem.
Thanks-seems good now! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu May 18, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rolando Villazon - versatile
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: Rolando Villazon - versatile

John F wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 9:26 am
Operatic tenor, novelist, clown (yes, really), that's him.
Amazing, thanks for the clip-I've yet to hear him live due to a number of cancellations on his part. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu May 18, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is CMG Acting A Little Erratic
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Is CMG Acting A Little Erratic

Yesterday evening I tried to send out a reply to the Kevin McCarthy joke thread and it wouldn't go through-this morning it worked but I'm wondering if CMG is working okay-this is just a test to see if it is up and running. Regards, Len :?: It seems okay because the message went right through! Regar...
by lennygoran
Thu May 18, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is CMG Acting A Little Erratic
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Is CMG Acting A Little Erratic

Yesterday evening I tried to send out a reply to the Kevin McCarthy joke thread and it wouldn't go through-this morning it worked but I'm wondering if CMG is working okay-this is just a test to see if it is up and running. Regards, Len :?:
by lennygoran
Thu May 18, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: House GOP majority leader Kevin McCarthy "joked" about Trump being on Putin payroll
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: House GOP majority leader Kevin McCarthy "joked" about Trump being on Putin payroll

Spokespersons for the GOP House leadership at first denied that this ever happened. But there was one little problem. The Washington Post had obtained a recording of the conversation and the article publishes a transcript so the reader can judge for himself how much of a "joke" this really was inte...
by lennygoran
Wed May 17, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Special Prosecutor Finally
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Special Prosecutor Finally

I like this! Regards, Len :D WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has appointed Robert S. Mueller III, the former F.B.I. director, to serve as a special counsel to oversee its investigation into Russian meddling in the election, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein announced on Wednesday. The ap...
by lennygoran
Wed May 17, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Opera House ABT Whipped Cream
Replies: 0
Views: 73

Met Opera House ABT Whipped Cream

It's not opera but it's performed at the Met Opera house watching NYC Arts on PBS this afternoon--too hot to be out in the garden--presented a delightful clip on this new ballet-set to music by Richard Strauss--you can watch it here! Regards, Len :lol:

http://www.pbs.org/video/3000817171/
by lennygoran
Tue May 16, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYT reports Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn investigation
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: NYT reports Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn investigation

jserraglio wrote:
Tue May 16, 2017 4:41 pm
Was the Trump/Comey conversation recorded?
Unlike Trump says Comey should feel I sure hope it was recorded! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Tue May 16, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wash Post reports Trump blurted out secrets to Russian officials
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Wash Post reports Trump blurted out secrets to Russian officials

Trump statement via Twitter: As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety. Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terror...
by lennygoran
Tue May 16, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Seeking Advice After Cyberattack News
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: Seeking Advice After Cyberattack News

Chalkperson wrote:
Mon May 15, 2017 10:09 pm
don't use microsoft or google, buy an apple phone.
Chalkie thanks but just last week I updated to a new Samsung android smartphone--Verizon gave us 2 tablets that were nearly free. I just don't see apple in my future. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Mon May 15, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Metropolitan Opera Attendance: Slightly Better, Still Bad
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Metropolitan Opera Attendance: Slightly Better, Still Bad

jbuck919 wrote:
Mon May 15, 2017 5:19 pm
Is it fair to say that Fleming came up with the seven percent solution? 8)
You have my support on this! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Mon May 15, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gardeners Cancel OSO open seating for The Secret Gardener
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Gardeners Cancel OSO open seating for The Secret Gardener

jbuck919 wrote:
Mon May 15, 2017 5:17 pm
Oh come on, you would have loved it. :)
Yeah maybe-still the weather was bad and the big problem was we weren't guaranteed getting in. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Mon May 15, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wash Post reports Trump blurted out secrets to Russian officials
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Wash Post reports Trump blurted out secrets to Russian officials

Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador According to Alan Dershowitz, this is the most serious charge ever levelled against a sitting POTUS. Trump needs to go and needs to go now . If the Post story is true, he has again shown himself to be a clear-an...
by lennygoran
Mon May 15, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Today's HD Rosenkavalier
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Today's HD Rosenkavalier

I am usually dubious when directors feel the need to transpose the setting of an opera to a different historical period but I think Carsen's decision to set the opera during the period in which it was written (before World War I) works very well. Yes that's exactly how I feel-I'm always concerned w...
by lennygoran
Mon May 15, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Metropolitan Opera Attendance: Slightly Better, Still Bad
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Metropolitan Opera Attendance: Slightly Better, Still Bad

So nice to hear about that last Fleming performance this Sat--107 percent of its box-office capacity! Regards, Len :D Metropolitan Opera Attendance: Slightly Better, Still Bad By MICHAEL COOPER MAY 15, 2017 When the Metropolitan Opera moved to Lincoln Center in 1966, its general manager worried in a...
by lennygoran
Mon May 15, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Seeking Advice After Cyberattack News
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: Seeking Advice After Cyberattack News

A good antivirus is essential. I use VIPRE , supplied by my employer. But there are many other good ones, reasonably priced. Check out this PCMag article: Best Ransomware Protection of 2017 http://www.pcmag.com/roundup/353231/the-best-ransomware-protection As a backup (no antivirus is perfect) I do...
by lennygoran
Mon May 15, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Seeking Advice After Cyberattack News
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: Seeking Advice After Cyberattack News

According to the news story, there's a security patch for all versions of Windows, and all Windows users should make sure their version is fully updated. Exception: Windows 10 is apparently not vulnerable. I suppose there are people out there who avoid installing Microsoft's updates, just as there ...
by lennygoran
Mon May 15, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Seeking Advice After Cyberattack News
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Seeking Advice After Cyberattack News

Any thoughts or advice for the average consumer like me would be appreciated on this cyberattack. Regards, Len Ransomware’s Aftershocks Feared as U.S. Warns of Complexity By DAVID E. SANGER, SEWELL CHAN and MARK SCOTT MAY 14, 2017 The components of the global cyberattack that seized hundreds of thou...
by lennygoran
Mon May 15, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Elgar The Apostles Botstein
Replies: 0
Views: 104

Elgar The Apostles Botstein

We've been going to Bard for quite a few years now where Botstein tries to remind us of operas nearly lost-this summer it's Dvorak's Dimitri! Regards, Len Review: Elgar’s ‘The Apostles’ Is Rescued From Being Overlooked By ANTHONY TOMMASINI MAY 14, 2017 The conductor Leon Botstein has long argued tha...
by lennygoran
Mon May 15, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Putin How's His Legato
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Putin How's His Legato

If the NY Times lets you get to the website you can see him playing. Regards, Len :lol: In Beijing, Vladimir Putin Plays Two Piano Tunes From His Childhood 点击查看本文中文版 By IVAN NECHEPURENKO MAY 14, 2017 MOSCOW — He has ridden shirtless on a horse in Siberia, piloted a hang glider with migratory birds, ...
by lennygoran
Sun May 14, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gardeners Cancel OSO open seating for The Secret Gardener
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Gardeners Cancel OSO open seating for The Secret Gardener

Well here is the review of what I decided to not go to-somehow I'm not disappointed by that decision. Not that impressive as a garden and the weather was not too good. Regards, Len http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/mozart%20secret%20gardener_zpshzrgin8v.jpg Review: Mozart’s ‘Secret Garden...
by lennygoran
Sun May 14, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comey Is Fired by Trump
Replies: 34
Views: 1646

Re: Comey Is Fired by Trump

jserraglio wrote:
Sun May 14, 2017 1:15 pm
Alternatively, Chris Christie.
Oh no-not him--look what he did to the GW Bridge! Regards, Len--NJ resident. :(
by lennygoran
Sun May 14, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Inon Barnatan - another worthy substitute
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Inon Barnatan - another worthy substitute

Ricordanza wrote:
Sun May 14, 2017 6:57 am
but the memory cells couldn't come up with the composer or name of the piece. So I sent an email inquiry to PCMS staff and received a prompt reply.
Hank my memory cells are failing me more and more these days-pretty awful frustrating feeling. Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Sat May 13, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Today's HD Rosenkavalier
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Today's HD Rosenkavalier

We saw it at the Rockaway Mall in NJ with our friends--the usual HD venue for us--the theater was pretty full-had a lovely dinner afterward at our BYOB usual Italian Greek restaurant 8 minutes away-we all enjoyed it-the cast was great-had never seen Groisissbock before--the Baron Ochs-- but he sure ...
by lennygoran
Sat May 13, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Classical Concert Reviews
Topic: Inon Barnatan - another worthy substitute
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Inon Barnatan - another worthy substitute

Ricordanza wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 6:20 am
Barnatan offered as an encore the well-known Bach melody, Sheep May Safely Graze, as arranged by Egon Petri.
Hank thanks-wasn't well known or known at all to me-fortunately there's youtube! Regards, Len :D

by lennygoran
Sat May 13, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comey Is Fired by Trump
Replies: 34
Views: 1646

Re: Comey Is Fired by Trump

jserraglio wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 6:48 am
Lenny, our President is a growing boy. The Don requires that his ring kissed at dinner by his loyal subjects. But he needs meds more than dessert.
Forget his meds-what he needs more than anything else no matter how you spell it is his "just desserts" or "just deserts". Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Sat May 13, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: CNN: A Week Like No other
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: CNN: A Week Like No other

The NY Times take on the Sean Spicer WH press briefings: "The soap opera at the White House is outscoring actual soaps like General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful There sure right about outscoring my TV shows-when I'm watching it's not soaps but CNN-Sue has had to drag me out to do my shar...
by lennygoran
Sat May 13, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comey Is Fired by Trump
Replies: 34
Views: 1646

Re: Comey Is Fired by Trump

Either way you wanna cut the delicious chocolate cake he served up to Xi Jinping, Trump needs to be forced out. Not today. Yesterday. He is a clear and present danger to the Republic. Well let's start by cutting those 2 scoops of ice cream he finishes dinner with while everyone else gets only one s...
by lennygoran
Sat May 13, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comey Is Fired by Trump
Replies: 34
Views: 1646

Re: Comey Is Fired by Trump

Trump needs to go. P.S. He needs to go now. The NY Times had this discouraging opinion on it's opinion pages from conservative Erick Woods Erickson: "Erick Woods Erickson (born June 3, 1975) is a politically conservative American blogger who hosts the radio show Atlanta's Evening News with Erick Er...
by lennygoran
Fri May 12, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mozart kitchen timer
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Mozart kitchen timer

jbuck919 wrote:
Fri May 12, 2017 5:35 pm
It was that or Eine kleine Nachtmusik.
I'm waiting for the Donizetti kitchen timer! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Fri May 12, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comey Is Fired by Trump
Replies: 34
Views: 1646

Re: Comey Is Fired by Trump

It can be done because it must be done. The 25th Amendment should be invoked if he refuses to resign. Trump needs to go. P.S. He needs to go now. I was out in the garden most of the day but I see Trump may have gotten into more trouble today-I just quote a few sections-the whole article's link is b...
by lennygoran
Fri May 12, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comey Is Fired by Trump
Replies: 34
Views: 1646

Re: Comey Is Fired by Trump

jserraglio wrote:
Fri May 12, 2017 5:50 am
Failing that, Ryan and McConnell need to grow a pair and demand his resignation.
I just don't see that happening-I'm hoping people like McCain and Graham might do something but the 2 you mention are just lost causes afaiac. Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Fri May 12, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Comey Is Fired by Trump
Replies: 34
Views: 1646

Re: Comey Is Fired by Trump

Now I know why we have a Fifth Amendment. Trump incriminated himself big league in the NBC Lester Holt interview. Obstruction of justice. He may be gone, one way or another, even sooner than I had expected, maybe even by the end of the year. Thanks for posting this-I just read it at the NY Times an...