That top range was a miracle!

Great artist and friend!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sadness never leaves me.

Category:general -- posted at: 9:17am EST

Addio,mio caro amico!

Will never forget!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:15am EST

Greatest Diva voice (1/22/1897)

 Sensational...debut with Caruso!!!!!!

 

Was my Zinka better?????

Category:general -- posted at: 9:08am EST

  ….No Bogie...but Maltese great tenor

Category:general -- posted at: 9:04am EST

Joseph Calleja came out me and said, "Are you Charlie? You are more famous than I am!!" me a hug!!!!!

 A wonderful sweet guy.1/22/78.  From now on, when I write him, I say,  "Charlie, more famous."

Great singer and lovable!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 8:54am EST

  Great man, despite some choices

I do not like, but one of the

greatest singers ever. Happy Birthday

to us both on 1/21

Category:general -- posted at: 11:13am EST

Happy Birthday,Placido and me.

I do not have 300 million and I

am not xxx rated, but I used

to have some good baritone

notes (like you do now.)

 

 

 

 

Category:general -- posted at: 11:04am EST

  Placido, happy birthday to us!

 My baritone voice was not as

good as yours, but you did have

lots of xxxxxx- rated fun.

I guess Marta accepted it.

 Well,when you are worth 300 million

it is not too bad.  Was I a bass? I

did 50 roles but managed it.

Category:general -- posted at: 10:58am EST

  I am honored to share 1/21 birthday

with a great man. Nice of Verdi

to put his name in an aria. A shame

they suddenly realized what everyone knew.

Pavarotti today would be in the

same situation. I always told Soviero

to wear metal panties. Love to a

great man.I do not approve of his

baritone singing, but we all know

what a fabulous career he has had.

Gee. my high notes are as good as

his middle. 

 

 

 

 

Category:general -- posted at: 10:49am EST

  1/19/09  Hans Hotter was a 

sensational bass and baritone

A GOD among artists!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:29am EST

  I told my buddy Beczala that Jean De R. was louder in the house...but a good man....

Category:general -- posted at: 6:19pm EST

Bruson not known for Warren,Milnes,MacNeil top....but the great style...vocal line...still singing!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 6:16pm EST

Charles Kullman   1/13/03   did small roles late...but in his prime......superb!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 6:13pm EST

We met a few times...a sweetheart..... 1/12/20

People would yell on the street, "Hi,Papageno"

Category:general -- posted at: 6:10pm EST

Great Renato Bruson….still siging at Charlie's age.

 

He is 1/13/36...ChARLIE AND pLACIDO ARE 1/21,,,,EXCEPT I AM A REAL BARITONE

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

  Piangero per sempre!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:51pm EST

Sondra and Steven have FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 2:41pm EST

After my dear buddy had his birthday, Piotr Beczala, I sent him this.

I hope he did not throw up his Xmas dinner.

Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm EST

1/6/03   Close to Schipa birthday.  Favero!!!!

One of my all-time great recordings...No one like Favero,Muzio,Zeani……..  Today it is

 

    BLAH.....after Soviero........They are so generic

 

 

Category:general -- posted at: 2:05pm EST

1/2/89   Schipa did not have to be a Corelli.

 

I saw his farewell...Like Kraus...GREAT taste!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

1/4/37    Great singer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:56pm EST

  HAPPPPPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!

   Greatest tenor since Baum!!!

   Poland DECLARED A HOLIDAY!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:56am EST

Happy Birthday to my favorite singer.

Nicest guy around and great singer!!!!!!

 

 12/28     LOVEYA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:53am EST

This holiday season I miss

my friend Marcello, but at least

heaven will be blessed!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:29pm EST

   Love to all of you this

  holiday season!!!!!!!!!  Charlie

Category:general -- posted at: 9:22pm EST

To all you dear people:

  My love for a wonderful

 holiday season:

 

 CHARLIE

 

Category:general -- posted at: 9:19pm EST

 

Superb voice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 6:15pm EST

Miguel Villabella, gorgeous voice.

Category:general -- posted at: 6:10pm EST

  One of our great voices.Happy Holidays from the happy couple.

Category:general -- posted at: 5:29pm EST

Category:general -- posted at: 5:19pm EST

Nicest guy in the opera world.

Glad he didn't wear her wig.

Category:general -- posted at: 5:11pm EST

  ONE WORD sums up what we will never have today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Parola!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 5:04pm EST

Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Category:general -- posted at: 4:52pm EST

Barbieri and Giulietta will still send each other 

poisoned lasagna.  I knew Fedora but

was afraid to ask about Giulietta!!!

She would hit me with her chests

Category:general -- posted at: 6:48pm EST

    Love her...not appreciated enough here

Category:general -- posted at: 6:43pm EST

See my comments!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 6:40pm EST

  I reminded Kabaiwanska that when she

came to a party (the one after we had

Gencer's) that when Raina saw only Gencer

photos on the walls, she said

"What is this, a SHRINE????"

 

LOVE Raina

Category:general -- posted at: 6:38pm EST

   Barbieri said "A te la mala birthday,"

 Giulietta.      I knew Fedora.She was pazza!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 6:33pm EST

Fedora said that anyone who celebrates

Simionato's birthday belongs in the HOT place

 

What Love//////////////////////

Category:general -- posted at: 6:28pm EST

Fedora did not care about Simionato's

Birthday.She said......I would rather go

to the hot other place than see her here.

 

Such LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 6:25pm EST

  Now I have to hide Grigolo behind

Piotr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:49am EST

I hid Price and Norman Carmen at Tower

behind Resnik's.  She might have had to

bail me out.  75 yrs.since Met debut.

 

The greatest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Category:general -- posted at: 11:43am EST

75 yrs.ago Resnik made debut 1944 (Leonora)

Zinka was "seek"She denied it.

Resnik did funniest Zinka on phone for me

Zinka never read the annals..Vat a Kunc!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:34am EST

If he got the earring from her bosom    you would never see him again

Category:general -- posted at: 11:08am EST

1/5/46   Lucky boy Jose...…...great tenor

Category:general -- posted at: 11:02am EST

    A date God Created Divas

Category:general -- posted at: 11:44am EST

  Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 6:13pm EST

Category:general -- posted at: 6:10pm EST

   the  Tibbett year is 1876...I ain't that old.

Category:general -- posted at: 5:46pm EST

Five Fav.old tenors for me...Here is GOD (no.2)

Caruso is first.

Category:general -- posted at: 5:42pm EST

...my parents for not taking me to a sensational perf. Tibbett, 11/16/1896 and a sensationsal perf.on my third birthday.

 

The man was a GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 5:36pm EST

Yes,she had her flaws(Nabucco)

but the woman gave 1000% every night!

Category:general -- posted at: 7:16pm EST

  Best Screams in opera history 

if you check youtube!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 7:13pm EST

  Met Farewell of the beloved Leonie

Rysanek…..How we adored her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 7:06pm EST

Could have done 175 (and Salome)

Go to YouTube...it goes on forever!!!!!

    

Category:general -- posted at: 5:59pm EST

  "I wanted it realistic so I died

635 times.".Oh..her knes!

Category:general -- posted at: 5:56pm EST

  I knew Tebldi, but here is my 

"second sister!!!!!!!"

 

Category:general -- posted at: 5:51pm EST

 

    Now in Florida Facility

Still hits e flat on phone

One of all-time GREATEST!!!!!!!!

 

Happy Birthday

 

Category:general -- posted at: 5:48pm EST

         MY SISTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 5:44pm EST

I told Soviero to wear metal

panties but she did not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:32am EST

He was great...………….

 

     Even the hanky

Category:general -- posted at: 11:20am EST

  Now you can have a contest with the greats.

  You once told me people do not like your

squillo.I bet Lauri-Volpi is jealous!!!!!

   Thinking of what you gave the world.

   I will never forget you..... Rest  in peace.

    Il tuo Carlo....pensando sempre di te

Category:general -- posted at: 9:11pm EST

    My dear friend is gone!

 

Marcello and I always spoke

of the OLD TIME squillo…..

 

  Addio mio caro amico!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:03pm EST

Happpppy Birtday

Category:general -- posted at: 6:11pm EST

She is NOT FAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Happy Birthday...……………………...

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

  Sad...Died before Met did it

  for him.

 

     GREAT MAN..I spent some time with

     Sarah shortly after he died...………...

 

Category:general -- posted at: 7:34am EST

  My darling Irina!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 7:06am EST

I love her...and what a sweet lady!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 7:03am EST

Caruso sang Elisir and Juive

Tucker sang Cosi and la Juive.

 

Can't a Jew  CRY??? Italians DO!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 6:59am EST

So Tucker could be 
over the top"

 

What about Gigli????? He cried!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I adored the man.....Couldn't hit a bad note

 

8/28/1913

Category:general -- posted at: 6:56am EST

...and Grigolo sells out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 2:52am EST

Beviamo ai novissimi LEGAMI

Butterfly act One. To this day

will never forget him.Pushed but a GOD

of tone  8/6/30.   Adored a man

who put out an LP(No fooling)

that was entitled "E Avanti a lui

tremava tutto il Met!

  Carreras,Gigli,Di Stefano

and Daniele.     I HEAR LEGAMI NOW!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 2:48am EST

  I am the fool with glasses. The late Ed

Rosen,Marty Broms(center),Vinnie

Titone did our CELESTE.I really look

like I came out of a madhouse.

   BUT we did a "Three tenor takeoff"

but Charlie.....you should be shot!

  But we really all could sing...…

  Please stay on this site even though

I belong in Bonisolli's nuthouse

 

But together we did about 700 perf...

and GOOD!!!!

  

Category:general -- posted at: 2:38am EST

  NO ONE could do what she did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Happy memories

Category:general -- posted at: 1:27am EST

 

 

Get the stopwatch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 5:53pm EST

Loved her Met Lucia.....but they

did have her since..They are idiots!!

Category:general -- posted at: 5:47pm EST

  8/21/33   GREAT lady!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 12:47pm EST

Negri tried to tell Leyla her

 E flat is better than hers.Callas

walked in and said, "I was the best!!!"

Category:general -- posted at: 5:59pm EST

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2ld8SLq-sw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2ld8SLq-sw

  Since Adelaide Negri arrived this

week, she is already telling Gencer how

to sing in chest and that she is NOT

flawed. Gencer belted her in the mouth.

Category:general -- posted at: 3:20pm EST

After Tucker,Corelli,Mario=NESSUNO!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:33pm EST

  GOD!!!!  He was so great!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:18pm EST

Came out and said "Hello,boys" in my poor ear.

 Held "Io resto a te" forever..especially on 1951 Callas.

 NO ONE like him today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:15pm EST

My first opera.I recall only Del Monaco

coming at me with white teeth.I was 15.

He was a GOD..Saw him 40 times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:11pm EST

Wonderful voice   7/23/54

 

 Just faded away...……………………..

Category:general -- posted at: 4:08pm EST

  By any name, he was a GOD, but

he did end up singing too open.

Category:general -- posted at: 3:58pm EST

...he still was a sensation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 3:54pm EST

   What opera was!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 3:51pm EST

  He sang too open over the years but, GOD,

the man was a sensation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 3:49pm EST

Di Stefano might have pushed that voice as time

went on on......sang too open...but MY GOD...the man was a a GOD!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 3:47pm EST

Too good for the Met

Category:general -- posted at: 9:34am EST

Scala did not like me at 17.

 They threw Lasagna!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:27am EST

  I saw Gigli and Schipa farewells

     I will never forget!@

Category:general -- posted at: 9:19am EST

Carlo and Nicolai born same month

The Gods were good.....

Category:general -- posted at: 9:15am EST

   The greatest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:12am EST

  Have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:05am EST

  Piotr No.2..his idol

Category:general -- posted at: 9:01am EST

     Another vocal GOD!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 8:57am EST

    Model for all tenors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 8:54am EST

Did we know what he

would become????

Category:general -- posted at: 8:52am EST


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