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by lennygoran
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: London Sinfonietta, a Contemporary Music Trailblazer, Turns 50
Replies: 0
Views: 3

London Sinfonietta, a Contemporary Music Trailblazer, Turns 50

Gotta admit I never heard of the Sinfonietta before-the article is mostly on classical music but does mention opera composers as well as the premiere of “The Cave,” an opera by the British composer Tansy Davies. Regards, Len The London Sinfonietta, a Contemporary Music Trailblazer, Turns 50 By MICHA...
by lennygoran
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Norma PBS Jan 26
Replies: 0
Views: 12

Met Norma PBS Jan 26

We saw this live at the Met and thought it was excellent-it will be televised Fri 9:00 pm Jan 26-my DVR will be running! Regards, Len
Great Performances at the Met
Norma
Sondra Radvanovsky stars as the Druid priestess in Bellini's masterpiece. Carlo Rizzi conducts. Regards, Len.
by lennygoran
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yo Yo Ma Interview
Replies: 0
Views: 18

Yo Yo Ma Interview

I've been watching these David Rubenstein interview shows now being shown on PBS Thirteen-I found this one with Yo-Yo Ma interesting-he has a lot to say on the cello and classical music. Regards, Len

by lennygoran
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'Chef of the century' dead at 91
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: 'Chef of the century' dead at 91

We've gotten to the Hyde Park CIA restaurants about 5 times over the years but hadn't hit his restaurant there-we were aware of the change and its opening-- that restaurant had a nice looking atmosphere from the photos of it-very different from the Escoffier place. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Glenn Simpson tells Congress how the Donald dossier was produced
Replies: 4
Views: 25

Re: Glenn Simpson tells Congress how the Donald dossier was produced

jserraglio wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:04 am
Fake news! Truth to tell, she got laid on.
Meantime it seems the Gov't got laid off! Regards, Len [what a sad spectacle last night] :(
by lennygoran
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Glenn Simpson tells Congress how the Donald dossier was produced
Replies: 4
Views: 25

Re: Glenn Simpson tells Congress how the Donald dossier was produced

jserraglio wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:42 am
Fascinating reading: How Donald graduated from wearing Cosa Nostra ties to Ruskie cravats.
That may be but I'm concentrating more on how Stormy Daniels got paid off! Regards, Len :lol: :lol:
by lennygoran
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moving to NYC...!
Replies: 32
Views: 2018

Re: Moving to NYC...!

Alright, just got an apartment within walking distance to Lincoln Center, etc.! Let me know if any of y'all want to grab a pre-show drink or something. :D -G Wow that's wonderful-we'll be back in NYC in March and April and maybe we could link up sometime. In Feb we're heading down to Florida-we've ...
by lennygoran
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Donizetti Revival at the Met Hints at More to Come
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Donizetti Revival at the Met Hints at More to Come

I'm glad you got to see/hear her, Len. Brian yes between her and Camarena it was just an incredible night at the opera-their singing was just superb! Regards, Len :D [Met Performance] CID:356629 I Puritani {59} Metropolitan Opera House: 02/14/2017. Metropolitan Opera House February 14, 2017 I PURIT...
by lennygoran
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Donizetti Revival at the Met Hints at More to Come
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Donizetti Revival at the Met Hints at More to Come

We've seen this production-it's wonderful-what new ground is OESTREICH wanting! I sure hope there's more stuff like this coming the Met's way! Regards, Len Review: A Donizetti Revival at the Met Hints at More to Come By JAMES R. OESTREICH JAN. 17, 2018 Is it just me, or has there been a surfeit of b...
by lennygoran
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Things have come to a pretty pass: Durbin says 'sh**hole', Cotton/Perdue say 'sh**house'. Let's call the whole thing off
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: Things have come to a pretty pass: Durbin says 'sh**hole', Cotton/Perdue say 'sh**house'. Let's call the whole thing

Belle wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:33 am
Trump is just a man of his time."
He sure doesn't fit my definition of a man of his time-he's a racist lying corrupt Joe McCathy type bully. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Callas Hologram Performance
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Callas Hologram Performance

maestrob wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:00 am
but I appreciate the above sentence, that's for sure. There's nothing like a great performance of live singing and conducting.
Brian well we saw the Yoncheva Tosca live-loved it--we'll also go to the HD in a few weeks. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Things have come to a pretty pass: Durbin says 'sh**hole', Cotton/Perdue say 'sh**house'. Let's call the whole thing off
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: Things have come to a pretty pass: Durbin says 'sh**hole', Cotton/Perdue say 'sh**house'. Let's call the whole thing

jserraglio wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:13 am
Things have come to a pretty pass: Durbin says 'sh**hole', Cotton/Perdue say 'sh**house'. Let's call the whole thing off
I'm not calling anything off until I hear what Bannon tells Mueller! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Review: Risk-Taking New Opera Tells a Tragic 1950s Gay Love Story
Replies: 0
Views: 57

Review: Risk-Taking New Opera Tells a Tragic 1950s Gay Love Story

Review: Risk-Taking New Opera Tells a Tragic 1950s Gay Love Story By ANTHONY TOMMASINI JAN. 14, 2018 Originality in the arts is a vague and overhyped virtue. Few works are completely original. All creative artists borrow from others, both masters they revere and contemporaries they may be in competi...
by lennygoran
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Callas Hologram Performance
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Callas Hologram Performance

Don't know if the link will allow you to see the holograms? Regards, Len What a Hologram of Maria Callas Can Teach Us About Opera By ANTHONY TOMMASINIJAN. 15, 2018 When Maria Callas appeared onstage at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Sunday night, she looked a little pale, a little spe...
by lennygoran
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday Donald Isler!
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: Happy Birthday Donald Isler!

Donald, Happy Birthday! Regards, Len

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by lennygoran
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Freezing cold ... a good day to ...
Replies: 30
Views: 846

Re: Freezing cold ... a good day to ...

It may be only Len who knows the geography here, but what happened was that the ice backup on the Hudson consumed the road all around the vicinity of Thurman Station. I am told that it will not be open again until spring. Wow, that's terrible-why so long--did a bridge go out anywhere along the road...
by lennygoran
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: LatamDate Scam
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: LatamDate Scam

jbuck919 wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:16 am
Thanks, Len. I'm not even going to look at it. I'll leave that up to Lance. Never heard of a poster named Samuel.
I opened the thread and read it-everything on my computer seems okay now--hope I didn't do damage. Regards, Len :?
by lennygoran
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: LatamDate Scam
Replies: 2
Views: 75

LatamDate Scam

What's going on with the last message from the Getting out of london thread-have we been scammed-I can't make head or tail of it? I've put this in a separate thread and hope there is no virus here? Regards, Len [confused]

LatamDate Scam
by lennygoran
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Freezing cold ... a good day to ...
Replies: 30
Views: 846

Re: Freezing cold ... a good day to ...

jbuck919 wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:01 am
Yes, I could figure out a back way, but given the fact that the road conditions were also pretty bad (zero degrees here), I just gave up and turned back home.
You did right-safety first! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald: Bigot or Soothsayer?
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Donald: Bigot or Soothsayer?

jserraglio wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:25 am
Potty mouth aside, bigotry aside, sexual harassment aside, nuke taunting aside, the Donald is utterly inept and unfit to hold his office.
Thanks for this Beautifly Written message-right on! Bravo, bravisimo! Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Freezing cold ... a good day to ...
Replies: 30
Views: 846

Re: Freezing cold ... a good day to ...

jbuck919 wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:50 am
Just in case anyone is interested, I got blocked from church this morning by a closed road.
Sorry to hear that-no detour was signified-how did others get to the church. Regards, Len [hater of winter] :(
by lennygoran
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald: Bigot or Soothsayer?
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Donald: Bigot or Soothsayer?

jbuck919 wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:49 am
david johnson wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:27 am
I can't find that.
I have to admit I was surprised to find this. Regards, Len

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... acted.html
by lennygoran
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Re: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?

david johnson wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:24 am
Trump has not done most of the stuff he said he would
Too much damage to suit me-Neil McGill Gorsuch-the tax bill, how he comports himself, the corruption, the coverup, the Comey firing, the amount of lies, the good Nazis, pardoning Araipo, the insulting and vulgar comments! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Verizon cell service - lots of problems!
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Verizon cell service - lots of problems!

Any thoughts on all this? Lance I use Verizon for all my phones and the tablet and the pc-so far very good with good technicians to call for help-otoh in the last few months the server seems to being found when I click on sites to go to recently-it always comes back up after a short break in intern...
by lennygoran
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Museum of Art Hockney exhibit
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Met Museum of Art Hockney exhibit

I happen to like Hockney's art pretty much,...gay sex was still considered something to be giggled at John we were aware of the male relationship paintings and the LA paintings-the nature scenic garden type paintings caught us off guard-they were just superb for us-the colors were just spectacular!...
by lennygoran
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Opera House
Replies: 1
Views: 76

The Opera House

We went from Secaucus right to the Rockaway Mall to see this documentary like we do for the HD opera productions-very well done--we really enjoyed this-the big screen and great footage, narration and interviews made it a pleasure-highly recommended! There was a lot of Price, Moses and Bing-yeah Gelb...
by lennygoran
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Re: NYT editorial: Is Mr. Trump Nuts?

Those who disagree w/me about her are the people who are wrong. Count me among the wrong. I like bourbon, not Kool-aid. Count me in-among the wrong-no bourbon, wine please--as for the Jarankas-lock them up-do you see any indictments coming along-better make it sooner rather than later! Len [hiding ...
by lennygoran
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Museum of Art Hockney exhibit
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Met Museum of Art Hockney exhibit

A wonderful exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art-Hockney was into opera but i didn't know it extended to this length! Len :lol:

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by lennygoran
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald to UK: Nix the visit, Barack's to blame
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Donald to UK: Nix the visit, blame Obama

That shithole location-don't blame him for cancelling. Len fleeing faster than he ever has before! :lol:
by lennygoran
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: NY Philharmonic Contact
Replies: 0
Views: 83

NY Philharmonic Contact

I haven't heard of any of these composers but others may be familiar with them. Len https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/arts/music/review-new-york-philharmonic-contact.html?rref=collection%2Fspotlightcollection%2Fclassical-music-reviews&action=click&contentCollection=music®ion=stream&module=stream...
by lennygoran
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Farinelli and the King
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Farinelli and the King

John thanks-it's on our list to see-btw the arias sung by davies are these. Len

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by lennygoran
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The most-performed composers
Replies: 24
Views: 499

Re: The most-performed composers

John B, thanks for the link-I'll have to watch it sometime when we're back home. Len
by lennygoran
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My last season with Academic Bowl
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: My last season with Academic Bowl

John thanks-I can see where that drive could really get to you-the older I get the harder it's become for me. We're very happy to have found Secaucus hotels-they get me to the port authority-the prices are usually great--I don't have to worry about parking or traffic in NYC and I can just sit back a...
by lennygoran
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Farinelli and the King
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Farinelli and the King

This play we saw tonight on broadway had so much to do with opera I thought I would discuss it here-the play is very imaginative and countertenor lestyn Davies sang beautifully-there were a lot of opera humorous remarks-I have to admit I couldn`t distinquish Handel's arias from those of Porpora--all...
by lennygoran
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The most-performed composers
Replies: 24
Views: 499

Re: The most-performed composers

When I worked at Central Opera Service, we compiled statistics on opera companies and repertoire in the US every year. The most-performed opera, year after year, was Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors," mainly by amateur groups. If any American organization still does this, it would be OPERAme...
by lennygoran
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My last season with Academic Bowl
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: My last season with Academic Bowl

John I forgot-where is the academic bowl held? Len
by lennygoran
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The most-performed composers
Replies: 24
Views: 499

Re: The most-performed composers

John F wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:27 pm
An outfit called Bachtrack tabulates about 32,000 "events" a year, concerts only (not opera)
Very interesting charts and stats-I wonder if similar data is available anywhere for operas? Len
by lennygoran
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: acquanetta an operatic film
Replies: 0
Views: 77

acquanetta an operatic film

Pretty wild opera stuff! Len :lol: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/10/arts/music/review-prototype-michael-gordon-acquanetta.html?rref=collection%2Fspotlightcollection%2Fclassical-music-reviews&action=click&contentCollection=music®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=1&pgt...
by lennygoran
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Samson Agrippina News I Missed
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Samson Agrippina News I Missed

jbuck919 wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:11 am
lennygoran wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:29 am
I`ll be at the Agrippina if it takes place and isn't updated. Len :lol:
Maybe you want to review I Claudius before you go. There were two women named Agrippina, one noble, the other evil. I assume the opera is about the latter.
John what a series that was! Len
by lennygoran
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Leontyne Price, Legendary Diva, Is a Movie Star at 90
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Leontyne Price, Legendary Diva, Is a Movie Star at 90

John we have a relative who lived in columbia maryland and we went there one time to see what columbia was like-our relative mentioned a venue-I wonder how it is for concerts? Len

http://www.rousetheatre.org
by lennygoran
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Z Woolfe On Met's Stale Performances
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Z Woolfe On Met's Stale Performances

Brian I think they'll be doing PBS operas this season-I think it will start a little later in the season but am not sure? Len
by lennygoran
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Z Woolfe On Met's Stale Performances
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Z Woolfe On Met's Stale Performances

I was at the new production of Tosca last night and it was my impression that the audience loved it. I can understand why critics want to see something new or different instead of the "same old, same old" but much of the audience seems to prefer opera as a "museum." John is right in arguing that it...
by lennygoran
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Z Woolfe On Met's Stale Performances
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Z Woolfe On Met's Stale Performances

John agree-I`ve argued as you must know for operas they have never done or at least not for a long time to be presented traditionally and not eurotrashed-instead they take operas they constantly do or even new ones and waste money with terrible productions from crazy directors--they wasted time and ...
by lennygoran
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Z Woolfe On Met's Stale Performances
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Z Woolfe On Met's Stale Performances

Still he admits to enjoying them! Len :lol: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/09/arts/music/review-met-opera-cavalleria-rusticana-pagliacci.html?rref=collection%2Fspotlightcollection%2Fclassical-music-reviews&action=click&contentCollection=music®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentP...
by lennygoran
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Samson Agrippina News I Missed
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Samson Agrippina News I Missed

I`ll be at the Agrippina if it takes place and isn't updated. Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tonight`s Tosca At the Met
Replies: 0
Views: 94

Tonight`s Tosca At the Met

What a beautiful production-very good singing and acting although I couldn`t always hear Lucic's Scarpia during the Te Deum-his acting was much better than in that awful Bondy production the Met had put in place of the Zeffirelli one. I do hope Gelb realizes what a waste of time and money the Bondy ...
by lennygoran
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Samson Agrippina News I Missed
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Samson Agrippina News I Missed

I missed this news but maybe it was mentioned here and I just forgot about it? Regards, Len PS-I'm only quoting the parts that most interested me. "Gelb said he also canceled a planned 2018-19 modern-dress production of Camille Saint-Saens' "Samson et Dalila" by Italian director Damiano Michieletto,...
by lennygoran
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: PBS Story About My Uncle's Invention, the Prakticello
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: PBS Story About My Uncle's Invention, the Prakticello

Donald Isler wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:56 am
This is a PBS story from about 2011, the topic being my uncle, Ernest Nussbaum, and his invention, the Prakticello.
Donald quite a story-thanks! I think it said he worked on these instruments out in a shed-was it in NJ? What town was it? Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump touts his 'consensual' presidency
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Trump touts his 'consensual' presidency

jbuck919 wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:36 pm
Then don't get me started on the permutations available with regard to any ignorant use of the term "consensual."
Wonder if his base would forgive him if when he meets up with Mueller he got Mueller out on 5th ave and took out a pistol and shot him. Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Freezing cold ... a good day to ...
Replies: 30
Views: 846

Re: Freezing cold ... a good day to ...

jbuck919 wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:26 pm
I could go on and on. It was horror non-hotel.
Fortunately it's not as bad these days! Regards, Len :lol:

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