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by lennygoran
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jamie Oliver restaurant chain collapses
Replies: 8
Views: 60

Re: Jamie Oliver restaurant chain collapses

There are a large number of people in businesses (big and small) who do exactly the same thing, but who are not actually bankrupt - where the creditors have zero chance of recovering any money. And they usually don't cover themselves in sanctimony in their daily lives, especially on the scale of lo...
by lennygoran
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jamie Oliver restaurant chain collapses
Replies: 8
Views: 60

Re: Jamie Oliver restaurant chain collapses

Belle wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:15 am
Good for New Yorkers! But in Australia people who have to pay their own employees, plus their own bills - not to mention rents to landlords - are owed millions by Jamie Oliver.
We have a high political figure in our country who is known for not paying his bills! Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hannity’s rising role in Trump’s world: ‘He basically has a desk in the place’
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: Hannity’s rising role in Trump’s world: ‘He basically has a desk in the place’

So is Hannity a client of Cohen or not-who's not telling the truth? Has Cohen lied on this and on Prague? Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jamie Oliver restaurant chain collapses
Replies: 8
Views: 60

Re: Jamie Oliver restaurant chain collapses

Have never been to a NYC place of his-there's a lot of hype here in NYC. Regards, Len

https://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=J ... ttan%2C+NY
by lennygoran
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Re: Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth

John F wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:03 pm
Has Munich suddenly been wiped off the map?
Yeah too much ET! Regards, Len [out of here!] :lol:
by lennygoran
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Create Your Own Available
Replies: 0
Views: 23

Met Create Your Own Available

One thing the Met has is imo a great website for ordering things-I chose 7 for next season and got the 10% discount-hope they come through on the seating-so far every year that hasn't been a problem. We chose Samson, Marnie, Traviata, Trittico [domingo as Schicchi] :lol: , adriana lecouvreur, fille ...
by lennygoran
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth

Inch by Inch, an Operatic Jewel Is Polished Beautiful photos in the article. Regards, Len The intimate yet dazzling Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth, Germany, built in 1748, is reopening after a six-year renovation. BAYREUTH, Germany — This small city is known throughout the world for its summerti...
by lennygoran
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NY Phil Amadeus Live
Replies: 1
Views: 39

NY Phil Amadeus Live

I was catching up on the DVR's being recorded while we were in NYC last week-PBS Thirteen NYC Arts mentioned the NY Philharmonic doing Amadeus live. Regards, Len

https://nyphil.org/concerts-tickets/171 ... re-amadeus
by lennygoran
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYCO Lets Us Down
Replies: 12
Views: 115

Re: NYCO Lets Us Down

Realistically, the only reason the Met might revive it is the demand of a star singer or conductor, and I don't see why Plácido Domingo would want to do this one. :) But this could be perfect for him-a father protecting his son and he did this opera as a tenor-now he could play the father with his ...
by lennygoran
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'If Trump wins, I'm leaving', some folks said; others actually meant it
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: 'If Trump wins, I'm leaving', some folks said; others actually meant it

david johnson wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:27 am
Let all go who wish to.
No way-we need her here to vote against trump! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYCO Lets Us Down
Replies: 12
Views: 115

Re: NYCO Lets Us Down

THEHORN wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:43 pm
I don't think we can rule out the possibility of a Met production some time in the future . I'msure they could do it justice .
Bob I'd be there in a flash if they ever did it but I'm skeptical they'd do it. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Coming Out of the Performing Arts Library
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Coming Out of the Performing Arts Library

Lance wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:53 pm
Well, tell us! Tell us who it was!!!
I don't know if this will help but we were coming out OF the performing arts center and encountered this in the plaza. Regards, Len :lol:

by lennygoran
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYCO Lets Us Down
Replies: 12
Views: 115

Re: NYCO Lets Us Down

As a follow up I found a review written in a way I'm just not capable of but I sure agree with him-he too complains about the costumes! Len

http://parterre.com/2018/04/13/kingly-sex/
by lennygoran
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYCO Lets Us Down
Replies: 12
Views: 115

Re: NYCO Lets Us Down

John I was familiar with it's history-as I said if the costumes had not been so far off I think the opera could have worked-it reminds me of what the Met did with the las vegas rigoletto-rigoletto is imo not verdi's greatest opera but when done right it sure can work! I'll continue to complain when ...
by lennygoran
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NYCO Lets Us Down
Replies: 12
Views: 115

NYCO Lets Us Down

Tonight's NYCO's L'Amore Dei Tre Re with its updating costumes for the performers was imo completely unnecessary and very disappointing-not the greatest opera of all times but if only they had matched the singers outfits to the sets they might have brought it off-the sets suggested castles and days ...
by lennygoran
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: hippolyte rameau julliard
Replies: 0
Views: 58

hippolyte rameau julliard

We look forward to this later in the month. Len https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/arts/music/rameau-hippolyte-juilliard.html?rref=collection%2Fspotlightcollection%2Fclassical-music-reviews&action=click&contentCollection=music®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=1&pgtype...
by lennygoran
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Coming Out of the Performing Arts Library
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Coming Out of the Performing Arts Library

At first I assumed this was by John F and that the subject line read "Coming out at the Performing Arts Library. ;) Well we did see John at his desk but it was a librarian on the second floor who helped us with Sue's kindle-she getting some great use out of it-btw I recorded the music with my camer...
by lennygoran
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight's Cendrillon
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Tonight's Cendrillon

Things went very well today in NYC-the weather warmed, the high line was showing more color, bryant park the same, great dinner at keens steak house where the prime ribs were delicious and then finally a wonderful production of cendrillon at the Met-a set that was a pleasure to look at, wonderful si...
by lennygoran
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: mcclatchey dies
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: mcclatchey dies

Brian thanks-no concerts-only opera's. Len
by lennygoran
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ryan Won't Be Running
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Ryan Won't Be Running

I'll sure settle for that! Len
by lennygoran
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: mcclatchey dies
Replies: 2
Views: 99

mcclatchey dies

We had just seen the opera delores claiborne from the nyco and enjoyed it quite a bit-a well done production in a small space-he and Pickers were in the audience the day we were there. We also had seen Grendel many years ago. Len https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/11/obituaries/jd-mcclatchy-poet-of-the...
by lennygoran
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ryan Won't Be Running
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Ryan Won't Be Running

jserraglio wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:05 am
lennygoran wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:34 am
He knows a bad situation when he sees it-imagine not having to deal with Trump anymore!
9 months can seem like 9 years.
Yeah something new happens everyday-suddenly Stormy seems to have disappeared-I look forward to Cohen getting squashed! Len :x
by lennygoran
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Debussy article NYTimes
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Debussy article NYTimes

Debussy's one great choral work is "Le martyre de St. Sebastien," written for massive forces including a narrator. Inglebrecht's recording is the touchstone for me, but it was also recorded by Ormandy, Bernstein (with Felicia Monteleagre as narrator), and Ansermet. The only current recording I coul...
by lennygoran
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met's "Lucia" w/Peretyatko & Grigolo
Replies: 11
Views: 168

Re: Met's "Lucia" w/Peretyatko & Grigolo

The only leg I have to stand on is that I have been listening to MET telecasts that I've put on DVD since they started, and they are uniformly excellent. Just watched Netrebko et al in a Don Pasquale led by Levine in 2010, and a Trovatore led by Armaliato from 2008(?). Outstanding. BUT, I don't att...
by lennygoran
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ryan Won't Be Running
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Ryan Won't Be Running

He knows a bad situation when he sees it-imagine not having to deal with Trump anymore! Len :lol:

https://www.cnn.com
by lennygoran
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kelly wonders, 'What in trumpnation is going on here?'
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: Kelly wonders, 'What in trumpnation is going on here?'

Thanks but today Trump tweeted the missiles are coming-maybe he didn't really mean it as a warning to Russia but was aiming for Mueller! Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Debussy article NYTimes
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Debussy article NYTimes

I found this NYTimes article interesting. Len

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/11/arts ... opera.html
by lennygoran
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met's "Lucia" w/Peretyatko & Grigolo
Replies: 11
Views: 168

Re: Met's "Lucia" w/Peretyatko & Grigolo

Lance I don't think the Met's attendance problem is that much related to inferior singers-I'm far from being an expert on singers and conductorsand but can only say what grabs me and what I hate at a Met performance or at other venues. While I wasn't at the current grigolo performance I can't believ...
by lennygoran
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met's "Lucia" w/Peretyatko & Grigolo
Replies: 11
Views: 168

Re: Met's "Lucia" w/Peretyatko & Grigolo

We were lucky to have last this very fine production with this cast-the singing and acting were superb!

http://archives.metoperafamily.org/archives/frame.htm

I see it was feb 7, 2009-I can't seem to copy and paste the exact page from the archives with only my tablet at hand. Len
by lennygoran
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kelly wonders, 'What in trumpnation is going on here?'
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: Kelly wonders, 'What in trumpnation is going on here?'

Mueller has lots of options for dealing with Donald. Assuming, that is, that our LOTUS doesn't find a way to clip Mueller's prosecutorial wings beforehand. Just had a chance to catch up on the news and now I have new fear-trump considering firing rosenstein-it was a delightful day until I read this...
by lennygoran
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Coming Out of the Performing Arts Library
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Coming Out of the Performing Arts Library

We had gone to the library to get some help on downloading from the new york library's massive collection of ebooks for Sue's new kindle-a librarian was very helpful-coming out the music was out there-quite delightful! Len :lol: http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/20180409_142214-800x450_zp...
by lennygoran
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight's luisa miller Met
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Tonight's luisa miller Met

Wonderful-beautiful music and a great production-lovely traditional sets-wonderful singing and acting-Placido still had plenty going for him! The audience just loved everything and the ovations at the end went on for a long time! Len :D
by lennygoran
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tristan interview Boston
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Tristan interview Boston

An interview with the singers for part of Tristan being done concert style in Boston. Len https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/06/arts/music/jonas-kaufmann-wagner-tristan-und-isolde-boston-symphony.html?rref=collection%2Fspotlightcollection%2Fclassical-music-reviews&action=click&contentCollection=music&r...
by lennygoran
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kelly wonders, 'What in trumpnation is going on here?'
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: Kelly wonders, 'What in trumpnation is going on here?'

jserraglio wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:55 am
Laughingstock OTUS
Thanks I haven't been laughing much on this. Len
by lennygoran
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kelly wonders, 'What in trumpnation is going on here?'
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: Kelly wonders, 'What in trumpnation is going on here?'

I'm having a senior moment-what is LOTUS? Pruitt-they gotta get him out of there! Len from secaucus-need color-on way to NYBG for the orchid show! Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kelly wonders, 'What in trumpnation is going on here?'
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: Kelly wonders, 'What in trumpnation is going on here?'

I'm waiting for lying Kelly to get dumped-he still has yet to apologize for his remarks about the florida blackcongress woman. And of course waiting for pruitt to leave-he's the worst after trump himself! Finally I'm waiting for the bench warrant to be issued on Trump when he refuses to be interview...
by lennygoran
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lincoln Center’s President Quits After a Single, Rocky Year
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Lincoln Center’s President Quits After a Single, Rocky Year

Lincoln Center’s President Quits After a Single, Rocky Year By ROBIN POGREBIN and MICHAEL COOPER APRIL 6, 2018 Lincoln Center can’t seem to catch a break. First Jed Bernstein, its president, was forced to step down 27 months into the job, after the discovery that he had been in a relationship with a...
by lennygoran
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Madeleine Albright: Trump and fascism
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Madeleine Albright: Trump and fascism

Yeah it could turn out bad. Pruitt wouldn't need Senate confirmation. Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Madeleine Albright: Trump and fascism
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Madeleine Albright: Trump and fascism

The LOTUS wants to replace Jeff Sessions with Scott Pruitt. But in Sessions we have the first Cabinet officer in U.S. history ever to serve at the displeasure of the President. That would be terrible-as much I don't like Sessions if Pruitt got that post how safe would Mueller than be--don't think t...
by lennygoran
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Madeleine Albright: Trump and fascism
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Madeleine Albright: Trump and fascism

Go Madeleine go-we were touched when we visited the Pinkas Synagogue in Prague a few years ago and saw the names she saw when she was there in the late 1990's to look at the inscription of names of Holocaust victims and found the names of her paternal grandparents, Arnost and Olga Korbel. Albright s...
by lennygoran
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: HD Met Cosi Rockaway
Replies: 0
Views: 136

HD Met Cosi Rockaway

We couldn't attend last Saturday's HD because we were at the annual Passover Seder in Brooklyn--tonight the whole theater had less than 20 people--I have to admit Sue and I enjoyed this more in some ways than when we saw live at the Met-good singing and wonderful acting made for a dazzling entertain...
by lennygoran
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How to live longer
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: How to live longer

maestrob wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:51 am
I watch live operas and concerts on DVD every week, does that count? :mrgreen:
Brian good gag! Len fleeing :lol:
by lennygoran
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rosenkavalier Now Owned By Bavarian and Petrenko
Replies: 21
Views: 559

Re: Rosenkavalier Now Owned By Bavarian and Petrenko

I've heard many concert performances, or even semi-staged operas, that have been deeply satisfying. Near the top of the list would be Kaufmann and deYoung's recent Parsifal in Sydney. But in the end the composers designed the operas as theatrical works, and I reckon that is their trust representati...
by lennygoran
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rosenkavalier Now Owned By Bavarian and Petrenko
Replies: 21
Views: 559

Re: Rosenkavalier Now Owned By Bavarian and Petrenko

If you really care about the music - and in opera it's the music that really counts - there are excellent reasons for hearing it without the distractions :) of a stage production, whether in concert or on records. Especially on records, we can hear performances that are musically beyond just about ...
by lennygoran
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rosenkavalier Now Owned By Bavarian and Petrenko
Replies: 21
Views: 559

Re: Rosenkavalier Now Owned By Bavarian and Petrenko

John F wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:35 pm
Lenny seems more interested in what he sees than what he hears... Oh well, to each his or her own. :)
I want it all when it comes to opera--at the Rosenkavaliers from the Met I feel I made out very well--why settle for just a concert production. Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Second Act Daniel Barenboim 60 Minutes segment
Replies: 0
Views: 143

Second Act Daniel Barenboim 60 Minutes segment

Second Act Daniel Barenboim 60 Minutes segment I enjoyed watching this. Regards, Len BTW if someone watches this could you id the first music it shows him leading-neither Spotify or Shazam worked for me. https://www.cbsnews.com/video/daniel-barenboim-tries-bridging-the-middle-east-conflict-with-music/
by lennygoran
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Rosenkavalier Now Owned By Bavarian and Petrenko
Replies: 21
Views: 559

Re: Rosenkavalier Now Owned By Bavarian and Petrenko

John F wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:33 am
Tommasini is way over the top.
I agree-owning an opera that's only done in concert form--not only that-- the Met full productions have been exquisite--the old one and even the new one. Give me a full production-the work is after all an opera! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Review Met's Luisa Miller
Replies: 0
Views: 166

Review Met's Luisa Miller

We'll see it live Mon April 9. Regards, Len Review: Plácido Domingo Takes On a New Role at the Met Opera. (His 149th.) By ZACHARY WOOLFE APRIL 1, 2018 Plácido Domingo is, depending on the source you consult, on one or the other side of 80. Let that sink in. And now let this: On Thursday he sang, for...