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Upcoming Otello meetup & Met Opera's Rusalka - Friends, Amidst all our uncertainties, we want to assure you that the announced showing of Otello at my home on Feb 26 is still a go.  (Details re location and timing will be sent to those who have made reservations.)  Beyond that, we want to Bernie G. Feb 22, 2017 7:01 PM
Steve Luyben - sad news - Dear opera lovers, We find ourselves the new Organizers of the Triangle Opera Appreciation group at a particularly difficult time.  We recently had the pleasure of working with Steve Luyben to plan a transition from his Bernie G. Feb 14, 2017 8:40 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Welcome, Bernie Grunwald: new Owner & Organizer! - I could not have come anyway.  I was heavy-duty caregiving over the last 16 years. On Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 9:45 AM, Steve Luyben < Margaret T. Feb 7, 2017 10:55 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Welcome, Bernie Grunwald: new Owner & Organizer! - Margaret, Thank you so much for your kind words. Pity you did not discover us earlier. --Steve On Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 8:42 AM, Margaret Toman Steve L. Feb 7, 2017 9:45 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Welcome, Bernie Grunwald: new Owner & Organizer! - Steve, Triangle Opera Appreciation will be in very good hands with Bernie, who is a highly skilled, good egg indeed.  I would be head-over-heels happy about this except that it sounds as if you will no longer be joining us for performances Margaret T. Feb 7, 2017 8:42 AM
Welcome, Bernie Grunwald: new Owner & Organizer! -   Dear friends, When I announced that the new owners of the Stonehenge apartments complex were going to charge us $100 per use of the Club Room, I was sure the end or our group had come.But a new member told me about a friend of hers w Steve L. Feb 7, 2017 5:59 AM
This group is available to new Organizer -   Before I cancel the subscription to this group, you are welcome to take it over. The cost is $180,00 annually, payable in two installments. The next payment is due in April, Ownership of a meetup group entitles the owner to put up two more W Steve L. Jan 28, 2017 12:36 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] The End of a Love Affair - Dear Steve, We und janet w. Jan 28, 2017 11:14 AM
The End of a Love Affair -   Dear friends, Sometimes it takes someone close to bring us to bring us to our senses, and Gerry has done that for me. My excitement in providing you with a virtual private movie theater overcame my judgment that the steep and long st Steve L. Jan 28, 2017 11:07 AM
Meetup Cancelled: Le Comte Ory (Rossini) - Gerry has brought me to my senses, The stairway to the new venue is too dangerous for me to navigate. I can't risk another fall and there is no point trying to scrape up enough money to pay for an the Club Room, at best an inadequate venue. More to com Steve L. Jan 28, 2017 10:31 AM
Off topic: phishing email attacks - Hello. According to the author of the piece found in the URL link below, an especially effective deception of compromising your email account(s) and therefore your on-line identity has become very popular with those of a criminal turn of mind. Steve L. Jan 19, 2017 5:42 PM
Asking for your help - Yesterday I was shocked to learn that new management of Stonehenge Apartments will be charging $100 per use of the Club Room. They will honor the existing reservations I have already made (about 3 or 4). I would like you to give some thought of Steve L. Jan 14, 2017 4:21 PM
Nabucco (Nebuchadnezzar) -   Dear Member: The performance on Saturday afternoon stars Placido Domingo in the title role (baritone) and James Levine will be conducting. There may not be another chance to see either of these legends again, almost certainly not tog Steve L. Jan 2, 2017 2:35 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Happy New Year! - Peter E Jan 1, 2017 7:19 PM
Happy New Year! -   Dear Member: Best wishes to you as 2017 begins. We have a lineup of wonderful performances from various opera houses coming up. We'll enjoy Rossini's hilarious Le Comte Ory , Verdi's Otello Steve L. Jan 1, 2017 5:15 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Sunday - Peter E Dec 15, 2016 9:55 AM
Sunday - Hi everybody. Sunday's " Die Fledermaus " will be our last opera (well, technically, operetta) of the year, and it's good humor and cheerful music are particularly suitable for this Steve L. Dec 15, 2016 9:26 AM
Correction: Marriage of Figaro is on Sunday, Nov. 13 - A thousand pardons! Steve L. Oct 30, 2016 4:52 PM
Marriage of Figaro by Mozart: Sunday, November 12 -   RSVPs are open for this superb "opera buffa." The comic relief will be a welcome change from the Slavic gloom and doom we saw today. --Steve   Steve L. Oct 30, 2016 4:46 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Upcoming Operas; Donations - It's okay, Steve.  I rather like the shared communications.  I can't always participate personally  but I can enjoy the planning and discussions vicariously, which is better than nothing.  A heads up: , the NC Opera is presentin Margaret T. Oct 22, 2016 6:02 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Upcoming Operas; Donations - My apologies to everyone for letting a private conversation become public. There is the wa rning (see above), which I usually miss. On Fri, Steve L. Oct 21, 2016 9:09 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Upcoming Operas; Donations - If I don't get to the lobby by 12:30 I"ll look for you in the theater.   See you tomorrow.  Peter On Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 7:21 PM, Peter Falcone < Peter F Oct 21, 2016 7:23 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Upcoming Operas; Donations - If I don't get to the lobby by 12:30 I'll look for you in the theater.   See you tomorrow.   Ross On Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 6:59 PM, Blanche Williams < Peter F Oct 21, 2016 7:21 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Upcoming Operas; Donations - I love Keenleyside too!  I'll be with you in spirit as I watch from the Danville cinema.  Enjoy! On Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 6:27 PM, Steve Luyben < Blanche W. Oct 21, 2016 6:59 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Upcoming Operas; Donations - 12:30 it is. One or both of us will escort you to your perch. This should be wonderful. I've never seen a performance by Keenlyside that wasn't wonderful. Steve L. Oct 21, 2016 6:27 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Upcoming Operas; Donations - I would like to meet you and Gerry in the lobby at 12:30 Glenn McNulty B. Oct 21, 2016 5:08 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Meetup details changed: Káta Kabanová moved to 10/30 - Peter E Oct 19, 2016 10:15 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Upcoming Operas; Donations - I'm back in Raleigh and eager to see Don Giovanni and would be happy to join in a restaurant event following the opera.     Peter On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 1:08 PM, Steve Luyben Peter F Oct 19, 2016 5:00 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Upcoming Operas; Donations - Im in for Sat. including a "restaurant event.” Glenn McNulty B. Oct 18, 2016 10:11 PM
Upcoming Operas; Donations - Just a note to remind you that this coming Saturday the Met's HD presentation will be Mozart's Don Giovanni , one of Mozart's best. A big plus is that it stars Simon Keenlyside as the Don. If you are planning t Steve L. Oct 18, 2016 1:08 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] RE: - Sorry, I don't. You might use the Mesage Board. On Tue, Oct 4, 2016 at 6:37 PM, Peter E < T Steve L. Oct 4, 2016 8:54 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] RE: - Peter E Oct 4, 2016 6:37 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] RE: - Tristan will be aired on Saturday, Oct. 8, not Sunday. DINNER : If someone will organize a post-opera dinner, I will be happy to post the details on the Web site. I would be unable to attend. Steve L. Oct 4, 2016 5:59 PM
RE: - Sent from my Ver janet w. Oct 4, 2016 5:32 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Meetup details changed: Káta Kabanová moved to 10/30 - Peter E Oct 4, 2016 5:12 PM
Meetup details changed: Káťa Kabanová moved to 10/30 - I've change the date of this Meetup since it conflicts with the Met's broadcast of Tristan & Isolde. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/TriOpera­/eve Steve L. Oct 4, 2016 10:54 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Ooops! Katya - You did say it the way intended. Gerry and you woke me from my slumber. I am going to change the date to the 16tj. of the Club Room is available. Thanks Steve L. Oct 4, 2016 7:49 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Ooops! Katya - Yes Shayna On Oct 3, 2016, at 9:32 PM, Blanche Williams < Shayna S. Oct 4, 2016 12:35 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Ooops! Katya - Yes! On Oct 3, 2016, at 9:05 PM, Steve Luyben < Triangle-Opera-annou Paul N Oct 3, 2016 10:15 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Ooops! Katya - YES! Glenn McNulty B. Oct 3, 2016 10:15 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Ooops! Katya - Yes!  Somehow that's what I thought you meant. On Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 9:05 PM, Steve Luyben < Blanche W. Oct 3, 2016 9:32 PM
Ooops! Katya -   Let me try that again:Would moving Katya to October16 be convenient? --Steve     Steve L. Oct 3, 2016 9:05 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Happy Brithday - 8th Anniversary - Many happy returns and thanks for all the work you do and for your collection. janet w. Oct 2, 2016 4:18 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Happy Brithday - 8th Anniversary - Thank you, Mark. We enjoy your company and you've been most generous. The encyclopedia of La Scala was particularly thoughtful. See you soon. --Steve On S Steve L. Oct 2, 2016 10:54 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Happy Brithday - 8th Anniversary - D MARK Oct 2, 2016 10:43 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Happy Brithday - 8th Anniversary - Thank you for your kind words. You might check the membership roster for someone who lives in Chapel Hill as a possible solution to night driving. Look in the File section under MORE on the Navigation Bar. Send me your contact i Steve L. Oct 1, 2016 4:27 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Happy Brithday - 8th Anniversary - Steve, Shayna S. Oct 1, 2016 3:45 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Happy Brithday - 8th Anniversary - Steve, Let me add my Congrats/ Félicitations à vous / Complimenti / Felicitaciones / Parabéns on the success of the opera meet-up group.  I always look forward to seeing/hearing the operas Irwin S. Oct 1, 2016 2:17 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Happy Brithday - 8th Anniversary - Congratulations to us!!! And thanks to all of you Glenn McNulty B. Oct 1, 2016 11:47 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Happy Brithday - 8th Anniversary - A big thank-you to Steve for getting this group off the ground 8 years ago and keeping it going so lovingly.  I'm enjoying my second round in the group! Blanche Blanche W. Oct 1, 2016 11:36 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Happy Brithday - 8th Anniversary - Thank you, Steve.  Tell Gerry that I like both lounge lizard piano players and lounge lizards.  Let me know when he's playing next and I'll make a special point of attending.  We may well have mutual friendships/acquaintanceships Margaret T. Oct 1, 2016 10:45 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Happy Brithday - 8th Anniversary - Hi. I know of Ruggeros as Gerry, my husband, plays lounge lizard piano and he's hooked up with classical pianists, so he usually attends. I stay home to listen to opera the way I want it: loud. In reference to Don Pasq Steve L. Oct 1, 2016 10:35 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Happy Brithday - 8th Anniversary - Unfortunately, no.  I have my eye on October 30 but see that the RSVP's have been closed.  What/when is the next Fathom event?  And by the way, how was Das Rheingold?  I hated to miss that and to miss the camaradie at dinner beforeh Margaret T. Oct 1, 2016 10:26 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Happy Brithday - 8th Anniversary - Thank you, Margaret. I've had the same Met/Vienna fantasy as well. Both for the group and myself.  I miss our journeys from Boston to New York for package of operas at the Met. Best, Steve Steve L. Oct 1, 2016 10:15 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Happy Brithday - 8th Anniversary - Peter E Oct 1, 2016 10:02 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Happy Brithday - 8th Anniversary - Congratulations to Triangle Opera Appreciation and to you, Steve.  I appreciate you.  And you're right - who knows where the ride goes?  If I had the means, I would gather us all up and take us to the Met or to the Vienna Opera House Margaret T. Oct 1, 2016 9:59 AM
Happy Brithday - 8th Anniversary - Just a note to wish ourselves a Happy Birthday for the group on its 8th birthday. Steve L. Oct 1, 2016 9:55 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Met HD Season Starts Tomorrow - Would anyone be interested in seeing this at the Cinebis Joyce Y Sep 25, 2016 12:23 PM
Erratum -   Oops! The Magnificent Seven starts tomorrow. The Met's broadcast season starts next month! Steve L. Sep 23, 2016 2:48 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Met HD Season Starts Tomorrow - Peter E Sep 23, 2016 1:29 PM
Met HD Season Starts Tomorrow -   ...with Wagner's Tristan und Isolde ( about six hours ) . For the brave of heart only! The list of live broadcasts may be found under Discussions on our Web site, along with a couple of tips. --Steve Steve L. Sep 23, 2016 1:20 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] FREE TICKET: DAS RHEINGOLD, FRIDAY, SEPT. 19, 8:00 pm - My apologies to Joel and the membership for giving the wrong date. Nevertheless I hope someone will be able to enjoy opening night. --Steve On Thu, Sep 15, 201 Steve L. Sep 15, 2016 7:15 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] FREE TICKET: DAS RHEINGOLD, FRIDAY, SEPT. 19, 8:00 pm - Friday, September 19?  Uh-oh.  Did you mean Friday, September 16?  Unfortunately, I can not go that night.  Sorry for the confusion. Margaret On Thu, Se Margaret T. Sep 15, 2016 4:51 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] FREE TICKET: DAS RHEINGOLD, FRIDAY, SEPT. 19, 8:00 pm - I would love to use the extra ticket and hope you still have it.  What a blessing! I hope I am responding in the requested manner.   Margaret Margaret T. Sep 15, 2016 4:42 PM
FREE TICKET: DAS RHEINGOLD, FRIDAY, SEPT. 19, 8:00 pm - FROM MEMBER JOEL ADAMS I am sure anyone who plans to see Das Rheingold likely has already purchased a ticket, but in the event there is someone out there who has not, I have an extra one which I will Steve L. Sep 15, 2016 2:53 PM
Meetup details changed: Brunch at Jimmy V's Osteria pre-Das Rheingold - I I've changed to restaurant to Jimmy V's in the Sheraton hotel. It has a good reputation and it is within easy walking distance of Meymandi Concert Hall. http://www.meetup.com/ Steve L. Aug 20, 2016 4:36 PM
Meetup details changed: Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner (semi-staged) - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/TriOpera­/events/233329115/ When: Friday, September 16,[masked]:00 PM Steve L. Aug 13, 2016 9:39 AM
North Carolina Opera: Das Rheingold - Dear Members, I'm passing along Eric Mitchko's letter promoting the company's first work of the season, Das Rheingold. I would like to see our group take a more ac Steve L. Aug 12, 2016 5:24 PM
Wagner Society: letter of proposal - In the earlier posting Eric Mitchko referred to the letter proposing the formation of a local Wagner Sociiety as an attachment or link. But I dropped the ball and didn/t copy it. So here it is. Dear Friends, The time is right for the Trian Steve L. Aug 4, 2016 11:06 PM
Wagner Society - Eric Mitchko, General Director of the North Carolina Opera company, announces the first Wagner Society in North Carolina. ______________________________­______________________________­___________ Triangle Wagner Society Dear NC Opera Fri Steve L. Aug 4, 2016 8:58 AM
Metropoloitan Opera Broadcast: 2016 - 2017 Schedule - Dear members: You can find the Met's HD schedule here. I've also posted each of the broadcasts on our site's Calendar. I have not posted the encore broadcast, which are shown on the Wedn Steve L. Jul 30, 2016 10:42 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Redfaced - Aw shucks.... On Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 5:45 PM, Margaret Toman < [address removed] > w Steve L. Jul 18, 2016 7:20 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Redfaced - It's okay, Steve.  The worst that can happen is that the whole world knows how much we appreciate you!  That is a very good thing. Margaret On Mon Margaret T. Jul 18, 2016 5:45 PM
Redfaced - You'd think by I'd  know how Meetup email works, and I do, but I made the wrong assumption when I changed email servers, SO..... A thousand pardons, please, if I have sent your private emai to the grou Steve L. Jul 18, 2016 5:41 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Your Membership Status - Steve,   I hope to be able to remain an active member during the five or six months that I'm in Raleigh.    Peter On Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 4:39 PM, Steve Luyben Peter F Jul 18, 2016 4:59 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Your Membership Status - You have both been good members over the years and I'm glad you want to stay. On Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 10:50 AM, bob golub < Steve L. Jul 18, 2016 4:39 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Your Membership Status - katerina and i would like to remin memebers even though our attedance has not been so regular lately. there are many thing to do in the summer hopefully we will be more regular in the fall we certainly appreciate the bob g. Jul 18, 2016 10:50 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Your Membership Status - Hello, Rich. Thanks for joining. Please send any questions you have to me. I look forward to meeting you at your first event with us. --Steve Luyben Organizer Steve L. Jul 17, 2016 4:35 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Your Membership Status - Hi. Thanks for your comments. I understand perfectly. Your in good standing. On Sun, Jul 17, 2016 at 12:08 PM, Shayna Smith < Steve L. Jul 17, 2016 4:33 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Your Membership Status - Welcome, Rich! On Sun, Jul 17, 2016 at 11:53 AM, Rich < rphaney123@g Blanche W. Jul 17, 2016 12:16 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Your Membership Status - hi Steve, Shayna S. Jul 17, 2016 12:07 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Your Membership Status - Peter E Jul 17, 2016 11:57 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Your Membership Status - I joined last week and I amooming forward to my first meetup with you folks On Jul 17,[masked]:53 AM, "Steve Luyben" < [address removed] Rich Jul 17, 2016 11:53 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Your Membership Status - Peter, I don't track donations and you're well within the safety zone. So not to worry. I'm surprised you mentioned Tancredi as I believe you left  a message about going to Long Island at that time.? Steve L. Jul 17, 2016 11:20 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Your Membership Status - Peter E Jul 17, 2016 10:39 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Your Membership Status - You are a most unusual modern man - valuing the intrinsic over the economic.  That is the way I feel about education too, in these days when people worship at the Shrine of the Holy Degree not for the sake of enlightenment or disciplined t Margaret T. Jul 17, 2016 8:14 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Your Membership Status - Dear Margaret, You should come to every event you can and not give a thought to donations. Your presence is good enough. I have maintained for a long time that lack of funds should not be a barrier to opera.  I' Steve L. Jul 17, 2016 7:46 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Your Membership Status - Steve, I'm so sorry if I have been one of the contributors to this conundrum.  I live on social security, only, and find myself in a negative balance when some of these delicious things through Fathom come around. You are such a genero Margaret T. Jul 17, 2016 6:16 AM
Your Membership Status - Dear Members: Over the next week or two I will be reviewing the activity status of each member. Please recall when you joined Triangle Opera Appreciation you agreed to attend an event at least every two or three months. Joining a w Steve L. Jul 17, 2016 1:53 AM
Meetup details changed: Verdi: La Traviata - I have changed the date from June 24 to Sunday, July 10. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/TriOpera­/events/231024361/ When Steve L. Jun 23, 2016 10:54 AM
Cosi fan tutte - The title roughly translates "all women are like that." Often Cosi fan tutte performances are a static, a "park and bark" event with little action. Or as we saw a few  years ago by NC  Opera, they can be very lively. I own DVDs of bo Steve L. Jun 2, 2016 5:13 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Refreshments at Events - There are no opera-related events in Cameron Village that I know of.You may be thinking of North Hills and Brier Creek, where the Met hosts live and repeated opera events. On W Steve L. Jun 1, 2016 11:44 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Refreshments at Events - Hi Jay. Will you want iced tea pm Sunday? On Wed, Jun 1, 2016 at 1:34 PM, John A. Aiken, Jr. (Jay) < Steve L. Jun 1, 2016 5:47 PM
RE: [Triangle-Opera] Refreshments at Events - John A. Aiken, Jr. (. Jun 1, 2016 1:34 PM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Refreshments at Events - Peter E Jun 1, 2016 10:22 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Refreshments at Events - I don't know about these events which apparently take place at K&W in Cameron Village.  Are they social adventures or is there an agenda?  Do they occur before or after opera performances?   Thanks, Margaret T. Jun 1, 2016 10:20 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Refreshments at Events - Better spend your energy on where you sit rather than how the restaurant arranges its furniture. On Tue, May 31, 2016 at 10:14 AM, Peter E < Steve L. Jun 1, 2016 12:20 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Refreshments at Events - Peter E May 31, 2016 10:14 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Refreshments at Events - Peter E May 31, 2016 10:13 AM
Re: [Triangle-Opera] Refreshments at Events - I'm so sorry I can't make it this time, Steve.  But I'll see you for Tosca later in June.  Your request is perfectly reasonable.  It was clear at my first visit that you are generous and hospitable.  $180 a year??? Wow.� Margaret T. May 31, 2016 10:11 AM

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