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by lennygoran
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Oblivious of how it applies to him, Donald recites 'The Snake' for CPAC
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: Oblivious of how it applies to him, Donald recites 'The Snake' for CPAC

jserraglio wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:22 pm
The Snake
I had never heard of this before-I heard him recite it yesterday for the first time and of course needless to say the last time I'll listen to it. Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I have fallen in love with Martina Arroyo's Voice!
Replies: 5
Views: 41

Re: I have fallen in love with Martina Arroyo's Voice!

Lance wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:15 pm
All-in-all, the Arroyo voice was a magnificent instrument.
Lance we only heard her once at the Met--she was a Santuzza and we found her to be very good. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Florida kids protest adult inaction on gun control
Replies: 18
Views: 291

Re: Florida kids protest adult inaction on gun control

It does seem to be an intractable problem in your country. Belle unfortunately that does seem to be the case. Trump's speech yesterday appealing to his base sure didn't help-it's a sad state of affairs-even if the Dems can take back Congress--a big if--Trump will still be around to veto things--if ...
by lennygoran
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Florida kids protest adult inaction on gun control
Replies: 18
Views: 291

Re: Florida kids protest adult inaction on gun control

Why is this band of terrorists never discussed any more? Belle the Mafia is discussed a lot in the US even today but it's power has been reduced-thank goodness!-lots of great documentaries about them on TV. Meantime it was wonderful to watch how your Prime Minister here in the US handled the press ...
by lennygoran
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Florida kids protest adult inaction on gun control
Replies: 18
Views: 291

Re: Florida kids protest adult inaction on gun control

Modernistfan wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:51 pm
At a minimum, such weapons should be prohibited, period, in the hands of civilians.
You surely have that right-thanks! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: bard summer opera the demon
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: bard summer opera the demon

I have a live performance of this opera on CD from the Wexford festival in Ireland conducted by Alexander Anissimov , and have seen production of it from the Riga, Latvia opera . It's certainly an interesting opera , worth doing . Someone I know sent me this. Regards, Len The world premiere of Anto...
by lennygoran
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Florida kids protest adult inaction on gun control
Replies: 18
Views: 291

Re: Florida kids protest adult inaction on gun control

Nothing wrong with better background checks, more money for mental health, age limits, etc. Why do any regular citizens need weapons of war? Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Exterminating Angel PBS Thirteen Sun March 25th 1PM
Replies: 0
Views: 32

Exterminating Angel PBS Thirteen Sun March 25th 1PM

The PBS Thirteen schedule arrived yesterday--we saw the opera at the Met and also HD style in Rockaway-my DVR will be churning-highly recommended! Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Review: ‘Semiramide’ Returns to the Met, Unglamorous but Excellent Semiramide
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Review: ‘Semiramide’ Returns to the Met, Unglamorous but Excellent Semiramide

jbuck919 wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:38 pm
Once the question was, in effect, who composed Semiramide, which was pronounced correctly, and sure enough, a student on another team got Rossini.
That student sure has me beat-on that one and many other opera and classical music names my pronunciation is atrocious. Regards, Len :cry:
by lennygoran
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Review: ‘Semiramide’ Returns to the Met, Unglamorous but Excellent Semiramide
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Review: ‘Semiramide’ Returns to the Met, Unglamorous but Excellent Semiramide

There are some nice photos and clips at the link if the NY Times lets you see them. We see this in March. Regards, Len Review: ‘Semiramide’ Returns to the Met, Unglamorous but Excellent Semiramide By ZACHARY WOOLFE FEB. 20, 2018 There is a quiet, noble experiment going on with the Metropolitan Opera...
by lennygoran
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: An Unlikely Youth Revolution at the Paris Opera
Replies: 0
Views: 59

An Unlikely Youth Revolution at the Paris Opera

An Unlikely Youth Revolution at the Paris Opera. Regards, Len By TOBIAS GREY FEB. 19, 2018 PARIS — The Paris Opera usually invites only journalists to the news conferences where it unveils its coming plans. But last month, as it announced a boldly ambitious 2018-19 season, the company brought in 200...
by lennygoran
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Whatever Trump Is Hiding Is Hurting All of Us Now
Replies: 0
Views: 32

Whatever Trump Is Hiding Is Hurting All of Us Now

I think Friedman has it right! Regards, Len :( Opinion|Whatever Trump Is Hiding Is Hurting All of Us Now Thomas L. Friedman FEB. 18, 2018 Our democracy is in serious danger. President Trump is either totally compromised by the Russians or is a towering fool, or both, but either way he has shown hims...
by lennygoran
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: “Cycles of My Being,”
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: “Cycles of My Being,”

barney wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:13 pm
what's that funny white stuff
Barney funny-how so? Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yannick Nézet-Séguin Will Lead the Met Opera, Two Years Early
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Re: Yannick Nézet-Séguin Will Lead the Met Opera, Two Years Early

John F wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:22 pm
Was that the opening night of the season?
John that's a good point and probably explains it--Norma did begin the Met season this year! It was a superb wonderful new production. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In the wake of further indictments, Donald remains impassive about Russian information warfare
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: In the wake of further indictments, Donald remains impassive about Russian information warfare

I count six women at Lake Tahoe Donald hit on all at once. Hard to be sure, but Donald was not married to any of these six in July 2006, only Melania...Donald can be blackmailed. [Enter the Steele dossier] . Maybe already has been blackmailed. Thanks-got it wrong-not 2 but 6--well I think I got it ...
by lennygoran
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: “Cycles of My Being,”
Replies: 2
Views: 94

“Cycles of My Being,”

There are some clips along with the article at the website if you can get there-I'll have time to watch as with this 5 to 6 inches of snow last night I'm not going anywhere-now I'm really back from Florida! Regards, Len :( An Opera Star’s Song Cycle Conjures a Black Man’s Life in America By SETH COL...
by lennygoran
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: In the wake of further indictments, Donald remains impassive about Russian information warfare
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: In the wake of further indictments, Donald remains impassive about Russian information warfare

Gotta wonder what Putin has on Trump-what's Trump hiding! Regards, Len

PS-then there are the 2 cabinet secretaries and the 2 play girl affairs! :lol:
by lennygoran
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yannick Nézet-Séguin Will Lead the Met Opera, Two Years Early
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Re: Yannick Nézet-Séguin Will Lead the Met Opera, Two Years Early

Right Len, I remember that thread, but I checked the schedule that PBS sends me, and it wasn't listed. :evil: Brian I still have my Thirteen magazine for Jan and sure enough they didn't list it there-it must have been a last minute decision to show it-I go to Thirteen right on my DVR and check the ...
by lennygoran
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: bard summer opera the demon
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: bard summer opera the demon

John F wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:32 am
Lisitsian's recording of Prince Yeletsky's aria from "Queen of Spades" is so beautifully sung that you have to wonder why Lisa dumps him for a nut like Hermann.
:lol: :lol: :lol: Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met's new season announced
Replies: 11
Views: 270

Re: Met's new season announced

barney wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:51 pm
I am flying up for it, paid for by an employer who wants me there during the day. the evening is mine! :)
Sounds wonderful! Hope you'll have more to say about all of it when you return! Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: bard summer opera the demon
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: bard summer opera the demon

John F wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:15 am
And what a singer Pavel Lisitsian was! They don't make 'em like that any more.
Gotta admit I never heard of him-he sounded great! Regards, Len :)
by lennygoran
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Operatic Royalty Coming to NYC
Replies: 0
Views: 79

Operatic Royalty Coming to NYC

The article has clips of them singing. Regards, Len Coming Next Week, on Back-to-Back Nights: Operatic Royalty By ZACHARY WOOLFE FEB. 16, 2018 Over the next few days, a reminder is coming for New York music lovers, both of why they live here and what they lack. On Tuesday — and twice more after that...
by lennygoran
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald's cronies paid hush money to a former Playboy Playmate
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Donald's cronies paid hush money to a former Playboy Playmate

jserraglio wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:19 pm
the salacious details in the Steele dossier seem much more credible, as does Donald's blackmailability..
Definitely!!! Regards, Len

PS-I can't wait for details on what Bannon said for 20 hours! Regards, Len :lol:
by lennygoran
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald's cronies paid hush money to a former Playboy Playmate
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Donald's cronies paid hush money to a former Playboy Playmate

Melania flew down to Florida alone-maybe we'll have the first White house divorce! Regards, Len :D
by lennygoran
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Florida kids protest adult inaction on gun control
Replies: 18
Views: 291

Re: Florida kids protest adult inaction on gun control

What a shame about the FBI mess up. Regards, Len :(
by lennygoran
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Special counsel issues indictment against 13 Russians
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Special counsel issues indictment against 13 Russians

jserraglio wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:23 pm
Full text of the 37-page speaking indictment reads like a spy novel, with Americans cast as the "useful idiots".
Thanks for the link-about Trump-impose the sanctions! What a laugh-he thinks this gets him off the hook on collusion! Regards, Len :x
by lennygoran
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yannick Nézet-Séguin Will Lead the Met Opera, Two Years Early
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Re: Yannick Nézet-Séguin Will Lead the Met Opera, Two Years Early

I said that because Len has mentioned a couple of PBS broadcasts recently in his area that I haven't been able to see: I wonder if there's a blackout in NYC? Haven't heard anything specific, so I'm only speculating. Brian a followup-I alerted the forum in this thread. Regards, Len http://www.classi...
by lennygoran
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yannick Nézet-Séguin Will Lead the Met Opera, Two Years Early
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Re: Yannick Nézet-Séguin Will Lead the Met Opera, Two Years Early

I said that because Len has mentioned a couple of PBS broadcasts recently in his area that I haven't been able to see: I wonder if there's a blackout in NYC? Haven't heard anything specific, so I'm only speculating. Brian PBS did Norma a while ago and I DVRed it and already have it copied onto a VC...
by lennygoran
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: bard summer opera the demon
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: bard summer opera the demon

The demon's big aria, "I am he whom you called," is pretty well known to collectors of vocal records, as it was often recorded by major Russian basses and baritones including Chaliapin. And I find more recent versions on YouTube by Ghiaurov and Hvorostovsky. I've heard nothing else from the opera. ...
by lennygoran
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: bard summer opera the demon
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: bard summer opera the demon

Not exactly a fleeced story, but a pretty good opera . Thanks I definitely want to go to this-Bard has done alot of operas we've enjoyed-unfortunately they didn't make last season's Dimitrij as lavish as I wanted it-more grand opera needed and less looking like a school gymnasium. It's a wonderful ...
by lennygoran
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Special counsel issues indictment against 13 Russians
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Special counsel issues indictment against 13 Russians

Special counsel issues indictment against 13 Russians

Maybe Trump will finally admit it! Regards, Len

https://www.cnn.com/
by lennygoran
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Volume 1 Issue Nº1: Welcome to The People's Post
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Volume 1 Issue Nº1: Welcome to The People's Post

John F wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:37 am
I believe that performance of the Montemezzi was in concert.
Wow I have tickets and thought it was a full production? If it's only a concert performance I'll be very disappointed-I've never seen the opera. Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Volume 1 Issue Nº1: Welcome to The People's Post
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Volume 1 Issue Nº1: Welcome to The People's Post

"Recipes"? Yes, there's a pasta recipe, and more are promised from the company's general director Michael Capasso. I expect Lenny to test them in his kitchen. This "newsletter" is a strange beast, for sure. One thing it reveals is just how thin the artistic activities of "New York City Opera" are -...
by lennygoran
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Volume 1 Issue Nº1: Welcome to The People's Post
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Volume 1 Issue Nº1: Welcome to The People's Post

It seems NYCO is taking a page out of Glimmerglass's approach! Regards, Len :lol:

http://tracking.wordfly.com/view/?sid=O ... =version_A
by lennygoran
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met's new season announced
Replies: 11
Views: 270

Re: Met's new season announced

barney wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:40 am
How I wish I lived in New York and had pots of money!
I'd want to go to everything on that list.
But I'm going to The Nose on Wednesday, and that looks pretty exciting.
Barney you'll just have to come back to nyc! Where are you seeing The Nose? Regards, Len
by lennygoran
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Yannick Nézet-Séguin Will Lead the Met Opera, Two Years Early
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Will Lead the Met Opera, Two Years Early

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Will Lead the Met Opera, Two Years Early By MICHAEL COOPER FEB. 15, 2018 The Metropolitan Opera, which has been rocked this season by sexual misconduct accusations against its former music director, James Levine, is passing the baton to his successor. And fast. The company annou...
by lennygoran
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met's new season announced
Replies: 11
Views: 270

Met's new season announced

An email announces the Met's new season. Regards, Len

http://wordfly.metopera.org/view/?sid=O ... =version_A
by lennygoran
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: bard summer opera the demon
Replies: 9
Views: 174

bard summer opera the demon

Just back from another wonderful day around st petersburg-beautiful weather and plenty of water views! Meantime an email arrived with bard's major opera event for the summer-we're definitely interested in this! Len https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/12/arts/music/bernstein-rimsky-bard-summerscape.html?...
by lennygoran
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Hope, Get in here!"
Replies: 25
Views: 419

Re: "Hope, Get in here!"

That looks beautiful - and very romantic. I wouldn't be worried about Trump if I was on a happy holiday!! Belle talk about romantic-tonight's dinner on st pete beach with a revolving 12th floor dining room-it takes 1 and 1/2 hours to fully revolve-the views were just superb and the food was very go...
by lennygoran
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: len quiz from Tampa
Replies: 0
Views: 75

len quiz from Tampa

Using Tampa as the clue can anyone guess where we were yesterday-a lot of music connected to the profiles. Len

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by lennygoran
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Hope, Get in here!"
Replies: 25
Views: 419

Re: "Hope, Get in here!"

Belle will have to check out the you tube link when we get home-right now for me it's nature, great weather, beautiful waterviews, etc. For me the worst media by far are the tweets of Trump-thank goodness for the ny times! Len http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o7/lensue/20180212_061231_zpshxmuscqp....
by lennygoran
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Hope, Get in here!"
Replies: 25
Views: 419

Re: "Hope, Get in here!"

I make no comment about your President and I don't know what he does or doesn't do. I'm not being "taken in" - what I'm talking about is bias across the entire media spectrum, which exists whether Trump is in office or not. It's a systemic problem. Belle could you give an example of how the NY Time...
by lennygoran
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Hope, Get in here!"
Replies: 25
Views: 419

Re: "Hope, Get in here!"

I'm a lot older than you are and have obviously seen it all before. We will have to agree to disagree. I cannot, in all conscience, regard the mainstream media - no matter what masthead - in the idealistic light that you do. Freedom of speech should not be confused with integrity and objective repo...
by lennygoran
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Hope, Get in here!"
Replies: 25
Views: 419

Re: "Hope, Get in here!"

Well here's HOPEing she tells all and helps Mueller! What Trump has done with the Dem's memo is outrageous. Glad I can forget about alot of this while down here in the sun-only bad thing is at breakfast the TV is set on FOX News. Len :( I gave up my barber because she only ever had on Fox News I un...
by lennygoran
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "Hope, Get in here!"
Replies: 25
Views: 419

Re: "Hope, Get in here!"

Well here's HOPEing she tells all and helps Mueller! What Trump has done with the Dem's memo is outrageous. Glad I can forget about alot of this while down here in the sun-only bad thing is at breakfast the TV is set on FOX News. Len :(
by lennygoran
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Florence Price
Replies: 0
Views: 124

Florence Price

I never heard of this woman-wouldn't mind listening to some of the works in the article when we get back from Florida. Len https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/09/arts/music/florence-price-arkansas-symphony-concerto.html?rref=collection%2Fspotlightcollection%2Fclassical-music-reviews&action=click&content...
by lennygoran
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Funny Turandot Parking Story
Replies: 14
Views: 318

Re: Funny Turandot Parking Story

Meet a fellow dinosaur, if you please!! I've only driven our car twice before and I had to go and collect my husband at the railway station today. He said 'just follow steps 1, 2, 3 and 4; easy". I pressed the ignition; nothing. Again. Nothing. Grrr. Oh, OK, foot on the brake first is it? Bingo. Pr...
by lennygoran
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Funny Turandot Parking Story
Replies: 14
Views: 318

Re: Funny Turandot Parking Story

Belle your car sounds to complicated for me-I'd be more afraid of getting into it then parking my car in nyc! We're renting a car down here and I begged and got a car that uses a key to start it-they still have some of them left. I dread the day we have to buy a new car that won't use a key. Len [di...
by lennygoran
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Funny Turandot Parking Story
Replies: 14
Views: 318

Funny Turandot Parking Story

I found this funny-afterall we've dealt with parking situations before operas for years now! Len still in st petersburg checking out wildlife refuges and gardens. :lol: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/06/nyregion/metropolitan-diary-it-happened-by-lincoln-center.html?rref=collection%2Fspotlightcollec...
by lennygoran
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: kosky interview ny times
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: kosky interview ny times

Barney thanks for that article-we had 80 degrees here in st pete. Len