A few computer glitches..will send videos for now.love ch

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 Handelmania Madness

For new members, or for older ones who want more torture, here is a reminder of the first nutty clips I made, before I became normal..no CRACKS!!!


Category:general -- posted at: 11:38pm EDT

A note from Charlie

In the nine years I have had the pleasure of sending you material, it has been a great success..over one million and a half "hits."

You see the archives on the podcast page, but often it is difficult to remember where things are, although I keep my own records.

However,some of the compilations are hard to locate, so if I do some repeats, I am sure you will understand, and even enjoy things all over again.

I wish I could allow comments, but as I have explained, if you allow for them, I get ads for all kinds of commercial products. You are always invited to send comments and/or suggestions to my e-mail address at Placido21@aol.com.

 Thanks for your great support and have a look at teenage me with my adopted mommy.

"Vat?" You like my pianissimi?"

Category:general -- posted at: 12:06am EDT

Carmen and my birthday

On Jan.21, 1956, my 20th birthday, this Carmen w.Rise Stevens,Giuseppe Di Stefano,Robert Merrill,Lucine Amara cond.by Max Rudolf was to precede a surprise birthday party for me on the next day. However (listen to end of act 3),you hear Rise say "put my arm down,"(1:46:24) which dear Pippo broke, and the Rise Stevens music club meeting,scheduled for the next day...to get me out of the house while my friends assembled,was cancelled! PANIC!!!!

  My ma convinced me to go see Rise when she came from the hospital, and happily I was able to arrive home and shockingly had the biggest surprise imaginable!

  I was so surprised, but there was one person who was too busy to show up..her name was Renata Tebaldi! I would have fainted!

  Well,despite Pippo, it turned out well, but it was a close call.

Direct download: carmen56.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:06am EDT

We lost this wonderful artist at age 51.He died of cancer this week. I saw his superb Tannhauser last season.  So sad!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:35am EDT

  We spoke every birthday! NO ONE made me happier on that birthday day.....The "Verismo voice" and the love of life. Heaven must have become a more beautiful place on Sept.8, 2014, when she entered.

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Happy birthday to dear Irina Rindzuner,

a good friend & fine voice.

China looks rather strange!

Category:general -- posted at: 6:51pm EDT

  I try to spread the word about new talent.Here is tenor Jamison Walker, one of my zillions of Facebook buddies.

Category:general -- posted at: 6:05pm EDT

Nice to find superb young singers, and here is one of them!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 3:25pm EDT

I play Michael's high C on "rendero" as much as I play Corelli's. Mike is a great guy.

One of our great young tenors!!!!!!

...and remember whom I have seen in my operatic life!!!!!!!

Please but the new Poliuto DVD, as I get 5% of the sales. 

Seriously, it is a great Fabianolous DVD!!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:22am EDT

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