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by lennygoran
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: First Sadko c/o Amazon Prime
Replies: 9
Views: 76

Re: First Sadko c/o Amazon Prime

My personal favorite is "Tsar's Bride," which Rimsky-Korsakov composed after hearing Puccini's "La boheme," which inspired Rimsky to compose his opera based on Puccini's style. Brian I found a free youtube with captions. Couldn't determine cast or orchestra on this. Regards, Len /adr4JEa8AzY
by lennygoran
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: First Sadko c/o Amazon Prime
Replies: 9
Views: 76

Re: First Sadko c/o Amazon Prime

jbuck919 wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:03 am
For the record, I did not disagree with Mark what's-his-name
I'll go on the record too-while Rimsky has proved valuable there's no doubt Donizetti blows him out of the water! Regards, Len [fleeing to Secaucus] :lol: :lol: :lol:
by lennygoran
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: First Sadko c/o Amazon Prime
Replies: 9
Views: 76

Re: First Sadko c/o Amazon Prime

Rimsky-Korsakov may not have been the greatest Romantic composer - of course he wasn't - but outside of Russia, his achievement is not taken as seriously as it deserves. John exactly how I feel and I also came across a Prince Igor with captions that's rentable that looked traditional but of course ...
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: First Sadko c/o Amazon Prime
Replies: 9
Views: 76

Re: First Sadko c/o Amazon Prime

A highlight of "Sadko" is the scene in the Sea King's court, when the Viking, Hindu, and Venetian guests sing about their homelands that border on the ocean. In the first recording these were star turns, with Mark Reizen, Ivan Kozlovsky, and Pavel Lisitsian respectively. Thanks for these-it was the...
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: First Sadko c/o Amazon Prime
Replies: 9
Views: 76

First Sadko c/o Amazon Prime

Wow I wish I could have seen this live-while the filming could have been a little better the production was very spectacular-on our TV screen it lost some of that and at times seemed a little cluttered-still the sets and costumes and special effects were wonderful-very good singing-paid $2.99 from A...
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 709

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

jserraglio wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:17 am
The flavor of the month appears to be fascista.
Is it time for a MOB burger or ice cream? Regards, Len :)

https://www.yelp.com/biz/marinos-mob-bu ... m-prescott
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 709

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

If you're worried, I'm doubly worried: the danger to the republic posed by right-wing nutjobs should not be underestimated. My worry began after I saw this TV special some time ago. Regards, Len https://www.thedocumentarygroup.com/single-post/2018/How-to-Fix-an-Election-Airs-This-Sunday-on-MSNBC
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 709

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

They may not even get the House. Dems historically do not turn out for midterms the way the GOP do. Polls are one thing. Turn out is quite another matter. We shall see. I've already got a mail-in ballot my wife will fill out for me. Yeah I agree and am quite worried-the Republican dirty tricks and ...
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 709

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

Suppose the Dems win only the House of Reps. That alone would make a significant difference, if only as a check on the executive by the House's inherent authority to oversee, investigate and appropriate for the executive branch, to say nothing of its power to initiate legislation or block whatever ...
by lennygoran
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Chef Massimo Bottura: The Pavarotti of pasta
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Chef Massimo Bottura: The Pavarotti of pasta

jbuck919 wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:24 pm
> It will put Len into a state of shock that I, not a general fan of bel canto, am posting this.
No shock at all-your taste is impeccable! Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: SF Lucrezia Borgia Youtube
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: SF Lucrezia Borgia Youtube

Blaming the singer for poor direction is just not right! If she wasn't reacting properly, that's the director's fault, not hers. Brian, while this production was pretty traditional--something I really like-the more I think about the homoeroticism between Gennaro and Orsini the more I feel that was ...
by lennygoran
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: After 4 Years, Jonas Kaufmann Returns to the Met Opera
Replies: 1
Views: 137

After 4 Years, Jonas Kaufmann Returns to the Met Opera

There are audio and video clips if the Times lets you in. Regards, Len https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/s4/a39caf91-1588-4256-bc3b-289bb790dd95-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds Mr. Kaufmann with Eva-Maria Westbroek in “Die Walküre” at the Metropolitan Opera in 2011....
by lennygoran
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horse Racing Ad on Sydney Opera House Ignites Debate
Replies: 16
Views: 380

Re: Horse Racing Ad on Sydney Opera House Ignites Debate

> My husband loves Australian native flora.< Belle we've seen documentaries on Australian gardens-beautiful-we always wanted to get there. Gotta keep those kangeroos out of them though! Talk about keeping critters out of a garden one of the neighbors is raising chickens-quite a few--somehow one got...
by lennygoran
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: SF Lucrezia Borgia Youtube
Replies: 2
Views: 124

SF Lucrezia Borgia Youtube

https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/s4/2b354fb0-7684-41a8-86cf-50adcf733ea5-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/s4/afb44b4f-dfa0-402e-9bd3-d3f8f89024e3-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds What a pleasure to ...
by lennygoran
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horse Racing Ad on Sydney Opera House Ignites Debate
Replies: 16
Views: 380

Re: Horse Racing Ad on Sydney Opera House Ignites Debate

Sydney Opera House Belle whenever Sydney is mentioned to me I always think of that opera house-today it's raining here so maybe in the opera house's honor I'll listen to the surtitled Les Huguenots--a work I've never seen live-where's the Met when I need it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47Og7nQt...
by lennygoran
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Philharmonic Takes New Music Beyond Geffen Hall
Replies: 0
Views: 113

The Philharmonic Takes New Music Beyond Geffen Hall

https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/s4/6ed001f3-9a7d-46eb-b1db-609e6f5f0574-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds I sure like the setting for this but would I enjoy the music? Regards, Len :lol: The Philharmonic Takes New Music Beyond Geffen Hall By Anthony Tommasini Oct. ...
by lennygoran
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horse Racing Ad on Sydney Opera House Ignites Debate
Replies: 16
Views: 380

Horse Racing Ad on Sydney Opera House Ignites Debate

https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/s4/6bc2ec33-977e-4969-876a-0547e9458a9b-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/s4/5779bf85-53f6-452a-997d-c26757058a93-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds https://beta-static...
by lennygoran
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chicago Lyric Opera Musicians Walk Out as Season Opens
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Chicago Lyric Opera Musicians Walk Out as Season Opens

https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/s4/4ec33618-9bb5-41b7-94f7-9be6b604fa87-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds Chicago Lyric Opera Musicians Walk Out as Season Opens By Michael Cooper Oct. 9, 2018 Just three days after Lyric Opera of Chicago opened its 64th season with ...
by lennygoran
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hungarian State Opera Needs More Practice Time
Replies: 0
Views: 114

Hungarian State Opera Needs More Practice Time

Fortunately they're doing another performance of Sheba! Regards, Len Dear Patron, We regret to inform you that due to technical complexity, more time is needed than originally anticipated to set up and rehearse many of the Hungarian State Opera and Ballet productions. In order to give the company th...
by lennygoran
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: verdi Parma
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: verdi Parma

maestrob wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:27 am
Len: That's fascinating about Cornell MacNeil, that's a new one on me. Thanks.
Brian we heard Cornell MacNeil quite a few times and liked him very much! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Chef Massimo Bottura: The Pavarotti of pasta
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Chef Massimo Bottura: The Pavarotti of pasta

Catching up on 60 Minutes there was this segment! Regards, Len :lol:


https://www.cbsnews.com/news/chef-massi ... 0-minutes/
by lennygoran
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Thank You Mile Long Opera
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Thank You Mile Long Opera

I see Metrofocus had a clip on it-I don't think it would have appealed to me. Regards, Len

https://www.thirteen.org/metrofocus/201 ... igh-opera/
by lennygoran
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: verdi Parma
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: verdi Parma

And then there's this! Regards, Len

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by lennygoran
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: verdi Parma
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: verdi Parma

Parma used to be notorious for its opera audience which often booed unfortunate singers off the stage. I've also heard of an occasion when a singer received an ovation for an aria, so sang it again as an encore, got another ovation, sang it again, yet another ovation. The singer gestured his thanks...
by lennygoran
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: verdi Parma
Replies: 5
Views: 200

verdi Parma

https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/s4/67e1d96d-f8f8-49b0-b53e-a4cf1da24875-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/s4/b87bcdda-1287-4f89-bcea-2840c72cf285-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds https://beta-static...
by lennygoran
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Getting a new computer
Replies: 29
Views: 1793

Re: Getting a new computer

jserraglio wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:47 pm
They are all backed up once to an external drive and once again to an off-site LMS (Learning Mangement System).
I now have 3 external hard drives. Regards, Len [fingers crossed]
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Thank You Mile Long Opera
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Thank You Mile Long Opera

We got to the cloisters today for the second half of the great tresures of the vatican show which I talked about previously when we saw it at the 5th ave Met-just superb-we hadn't been to the cloisters in a long time-why I can't say-it's magnificent! Anyway we had some time and headed for the high l...
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 709

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

Now, some critics are calling foul and accusing Roberts of mounting a cover-up in favor of the controversial Supreme Court nominee...New York University Law School Professor and legal ethics expert Stephen Gillers noted, in comments to the Post, “If Justice Roberts sits on the complaints then they ...
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 709

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

Belle speaks truth If only Brett had followed her lead, we might be in a different place. Too bad. I'd like to explore this-let's say Kavanaugh took advantage of his exchange with Sen. Amy Klobuchar to say something like this-"gee I might have blacked out and if I did this terrible assault to Dr. F...
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jupiter Symphony finale analyzed
Replies: 19
Views: 542

Re: Jupiter Symphony finale analyzed

John F wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:35 am
>While many discuss familiar music, Atkinson ranges more widely
Yeah he even goes here! Thanks for the link! Regards, Len :lol:

by lennygoran
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Montserrat Caballé, Barcelona opera singer, dies at 85
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: Montserrat Caballé, Barcelona opera singer, dies at 85

John F wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:31 am
Wow, what a load of hype! Margalit Fox is not a member of the Times's music staff, she's their obituary writer; no professional critic would carry on like that. Maybe she was a fan.
She did get some help from these two: "Raphael Minder and Zachary Woolfe contributed reporting" Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Montserrat Caballé, Barcelona opera singer, dies at 85
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: Montserrat Caballé, Barcelona opera singer, dies at 85

Wow ... what a loss. Here's the NY Times obit. Regards, Len Montserrat Caballé, Revered Spanish Prima Donna, Dies at 85 These audios appear in the article if you can reach it. Regards, Len 1. Early Caballé's divine pianissimo upper register 2. Montserrat Caballé sings "Com'é bello" from Lucrezia Bo...
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 709

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

jserraglio wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:40 am
These are very complaints having to do with BK's veracity under oath and his judicial temperament.
I supply a word here: very SERIOUS complaints!!! Regards, Len :D

PS-I thought I saw originally you posted the article as well-did you delete it?
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hadrian
Replies: 0
Views: 129

Hadrian

https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/s4/074a4388-5c50-49c3-9e36-02db24ee6562-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds “Hadrian” stars Thomas Hampson, right, with the conductor Johannes Debus, left, and Ambur Braid. https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/s4/074a43...
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: First Golden Cockerel
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: First Golden Cockerel

John F wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:04 am
The picture is black and white and a bit dim, but definitely better than nothing!
Thanks, this is good to know about-as someone who needs hearing aids I did appreciate the captions on the one we watched yesterday. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 709

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

What I suggest we all contemplate is the self-entitled and childish way in which Kavanaugh responded to Ford's testimony, with his "How dare you attack precious, entitled ME" attitude. If he is that way at age 53 when he is sober and as mature as he is ever going to be, imagine what he must have be...
by lennygoran
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 709

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

Belle wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:31 pm
It should be remembered that these accusations are not only unproven but untested and possibly too weak to present to a court.
Belle what should be remembered is that they didn't do a full FBI investigation-hopefully that will eventually happen. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: “La Fanciulla del West” at the Metropolitan Opera.
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: “La Fanciulla del West” at the Metropolitan Opera.

. As for the singers, I only know Lucic, and he's a fine baritone (We saw him as Scarpia in the recent Tosca telecast.). Brian we saw it live and also HD in Rockaway-the Met abandoned the terrible Luc Bondy production and now has a wonderful new production! Lucic was imo very good! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kavanaugh confirmed
Replies: 30
Views: 709

Re: Kavanaugh confirmed

Collins, Flake-really let me down-what a ridiculous rushed investigation. Collins so sure Kavanaugh's a moderate Republican like she is-naive or really phony. And the assault charges and drinking sure need further investigation-if only the Dems can take the House. Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: First Golden Cockerel
Replies: 2
Views: 173

First Golden Cockerel

It turned out I was wrong-we have never seen Rimsky-Korsakov's Golden Cockerel-it was sort of a cloudy dismal looking day so we abandoned our gardening and streamed in the performance below using our Roku and the 53 inch screen. What a wonderful imaginative work-it was traditional with a very nice p...
by lennygoran
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: “La Fanciulla del West” at the Metropolitan Opera.
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: “La Fanciulla del West” at the Metropolitan Opera.

Rach3 wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:46 am
My view at the time was the opera was really about, and the hero was, Jack Rance, who finally relents and acknowledges the better man has won her heart .
That's not my view-Minnie's the hero! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Montserrat Caballé, Barcelona opera singer, dies at 85
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Montserrat Caballé, Barcelona opera singer, dies at 85

Never heard her live. Regards, Len :( Montserrat Caballé, Barcelona opera singer, dies at 85 Opera singer Montserrat Caballé, whose duet with Freddie Mercury became the signature song of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, has died aged 85. She had been suffering from health complaints for some time and wa...
by lennygoran
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: “La Fanciulla del West” at the Metropolitan Opera.
Replies: 6
Views: 306

“La Fanciulla del West” at the Metropolitan Opera.

Gotta admit -I have no idea what's she's talking about-what kind of update. Regards, Len [dinosaur man] Arts|Review: Puccini’s American Opera Needs a New American Vision Review: Puccini’s American Opera Needs a New American Vision By Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim Oct. 5, 2018 “My heart was beating lik...
by lennygoran
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: YouTube problems
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: YouTube problems

You'll find out if it isn't if you try to play a YouTube video and get the error message I quoted. What you do then, I don't yet know. Why not ask in the Tech Sector forum at Forumania? they answer queries promptly, as most tech support forums don't. Thanks, right now you tube is working just fine-...
by lennygoran
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: YouTube problems
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: YouTube problems

Older YouTube clips formatted in Flash will continue to play - apparently they are not being reformatted in HTML5 - but new clips are being formatted in HTML5 and will only play in newer versions of browsers that are HTML5-capable. John thanks-is there a way I can find out if my browser is set up f...
by lennygoran
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: glimmerglass 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: glimmerglass 2019

Len, some contemporary operas there ... is that what entices you to Glimmerglass this year? Lance, it's Show Boat and The Ghosts of Versailles that really interest me--La Traviata I don't need to see-we'll be at the Met's new production--that's enough Traviata for us. Blue (world premiere) is a com...
by lennygoran
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: glimmerglass 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 215

glimmerglass 2019

Maybe we'll go this year-skipped glimmerglass this summer. Regards, Len 2019 Festival Join us in 2019, as we offer new productions that explore themes of transformation and revolution. With music spanning more than 100 years, including a world premiere by acclaimed composer Jeanine Tesori, the seaso...
by lennygoran
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump Tax Scheme Article NYTimes
Replies: 0
Views: 137

Trump Tax Scheme Article NYTimes

Time for trump to release his current taxes! Regards, Len :lol: https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/s4/b93217db-4b3c-4da6-ab02-04ce7e5ed458-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/o7/lensue/s4/7f266e76-b092-4891-b581-abb9dc3f1014-ori...
by lennygoran
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Getting a new computer
Replies: 29
Views: 1793

Re: Getting a new computer

John F wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:59 am
Just ordered the new computer, a Hewlett Packard Pavilion 590-p0055qe. The list price is $819.99; yesterday the asking price was $769.99; today it's $699.99, so I jumped.

Now the fun really starts...

Congratulations! Good Luck! Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Boheme
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Met Boheme

Barney we're down here in kennett square PA-the mushroom capital of America-you were in nyc and didn't tell us! Len :lol: I was with a group on a program, or I would certainly have tried to meet whatever members of CMG could make it. The loss is entirely mine. I remember with delight our 2016 lunch...