Piotr just became a KAMMERSINGER!

NO ONE deserves it more!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 2:33am EDT

  I was brought up on this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:05pm EDT

  6/7/07.   Played "Oggi fatale" from

Wm.Tell over and over!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:03pm EDT

  Superb voice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Category:general -- posted at: 9:57pm EDT

Still had it.Nervous guy they say.I love

the guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:53pm EDT

  It was sweet of Alagna to say to me

that he could look into my eyes and see

how much I love music.  

Category:general -- posted at: 9:48pm EDT

   Two great buddies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 3:43pm EDT

  Not since Tebaldi have I known anyone

 so darling.(well,Zeani also)

Category:general -- posted at: 3:40pm EDT

  The sweetest,nicest singer one could

know.  Dearesr Irina,who likes my jokes,

celebrates her birthday today.

  She defines the word "lovable."

Category:general -- posted at: 3:37pm EDT

Now..THIS is the real Bartoli!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 5:10pm EDT

  Cecilia Bartoli 6/4/80  Cannot bear her

  Scaccati.   Is the voice audible live?

Category:general -- posted at: 5:08pm EDT

  How exciting for a guy who has seen

the great divas to discover a superb voice!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:58pm EDT

My joke..Ariadne Obnoxious (not her)

Category:general -- posted at: 10:53pm EDT

Lise Davidson..Gorgeous new voice!!!!!!     Brava!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:51pm EDT

In case you never heard my buddy Maria Galvany do this......It is

the greatest..and remember, I am the only one

alive who looked down her throat on those Bolena

high notes... Buddies since 1965!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

You do not have to be Nilsson!!!!! She "gives a

music lesson" to all...Adored by all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Olivia's work with Inner city kids

in California...just got a million dollar gift.

  A sweetheart of a person....and better

than all of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 4:14pm EDT

  Herniated vocal chord shortened

his great career.A true GREAT!!

Category:general -- posted at: 4:10pm EDT

5/30/1909.One of the greatest

singers EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(See if you can spot him in a uniform

behind Ingrid Bergman in the scene

in Casablanca where they sing the Marsellaise.)

Category:general -- posted at: 4:07pm EDT

I went to Bolena for Galvany and out

came this then mezzo,Olivia. I went NUTS!

Category:general -- posted at: 4:02pm EDT

Olivia Stapp is a dear friend and one

of the greats... 5/30/39. Adore her.

Category:general -- posted at: 3:59pm EDT

      Her last performances....She

will never walk alone in opera 

literature..She will be with us forever!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 3:56pm EDT

Birthday celebration of an adored lady!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 3:52pm EDT

Shirley Verrett 5/31/31   Blew the roof

off on the B.  I adored her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 3:50pm EDT

  Wonderful new CD with rare Forza

and Ernani arias.  RECOMMENDED!!!

Will review soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 12:46pm EDT

Neri died only at 49.( 5/21/1909)

Imagine those two together@@@@@@@@

 

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

  Imagine telling Gigli or Corelli that

the opere had to end with her Mad Scene.

Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

  Nella Melba   5/19/1861    MEAN!!!!!!

 

   But great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 8:56am EDT

                 Two special men

Category:general -- posted at: 8:53am EDT

Non posso imagginare….Coming in

July!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cannot sing even

Il cavallo scalpita..  SHOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 8:51am EDT

Doing Santuzza in July......Mamma ma!!

 

She is delusional!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 8:46am EDT

  I adored this great man!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 8:43am EDT

5/18/1958    I always told Lauren she

is a rare lady because she takes chances.

RARE among divas....and a friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 8:38am EDT

  The Caruso of Bassos...…..

Category:general -- posted at: 8:34am EDT

Ezio Pinza 5/18/1892

  The greatest ever!@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

Category:general -- posted at: 8:31am EDT

On Jan Kiepura's 5/16/ birthday,let

us celebrate my favorite singer,my

dear Piotr Beczala.Kiepura would love him!

 

 

Category:general -- posted at: 11:36pm EDT

  Piotr introduced me to his son!!! He then

  got on the phone and called "Hi ma"...It was

Martha Eggerth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:31pm EDT

  We lost this great man too young!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:27pm EDT

  She had a tremendous repertory,

I hope you enjoy this.Rest in Peace.

Category:general -- posted at: 9:55pm EDT

  Remembering Daniela Dessi. I know

  Fabio misses her.

Category:general -- posted at: 7:46pm EDT

  Fabio thanked me for remembering his 

   late wife..She left us too soon.

Category:general -- posted at: 7:42pm EDT

He makes Bonisolli seem calm!!!!!

I think they put LSD in his lasagna.

Category:general -- posted at: 7:50pm EDT

Re-enactment of REAL THINGS that

happened on opera stages!!!! FUNNNY!

Category:general -- posted at: 7:46pm EDT

My all-time favorite tenor of those I saw.

Sadly died before Met was to have given 

him the role.   

Category:general -- posted at: 7:43pm EDT

Bidu Sayao,born 5/11/02 once spent an entire

Met Gioconda intermission chatting with us.

Her husband was Giuseppe Danise, Resnik's teacher,

and Resnik was the Laura that night!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 7:37pm EDT

Ruth Welting  5/11/49....so sad she died young.

Like Pons, this is one tone UP!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 7:32pm EDT

  I am the only person who looked down

Galvany's throat on her E flats!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:05pm EDT

Imagine Zampieri has a career?????????????

Category:general -- posted at: 9:02pm EDT

  I just heavenly texted Corelli and sent

this....He said, "Sono geloso!!!!!!"

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

LOVE on your May 8 birthday, Mike!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 3:44pm EDT

  One of our greats today and a sweet guy!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 5:16pm EDT

Happy Birthday,Mike….5/8/84!!!!!!

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

But who knows???????????????ad!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:02pm EDT

Died at only 64. HUGE voice. Was a

patient of my dentist. I bet she had

a mike in her throat.... Great!!!

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

Forget it!!!!!!!!!!!! You'll never hear

anything like this again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 7:56pm EDT

Without the Ring, my life would not

be treasurable

Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT

  If you asked me to name the greatest

performance of any role by any singer

in my ENTIRE opera life (live), it is the

Ludwig (a mezzo) Frau Dyer's Wife!!!!!!!

   Do you have one????????????????????????????

Category:general -- posted at: 3:41pm EDT

  Courtesy of the late Ed Rosen!!!!!

 

     My favorite tenor of those I saw!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:05pm EDT

     I am nuts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:23pm EDT

   I think my friend Piotr might not like

  this too much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:20pm EDT

   Whom do you like best??????????

Category:general -- posted at: 10:17pm EDT

  A very variable singer, but superb here.

  Watch the way she just WALKS..a thrill!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:14pm EDT

  Roberta Peters  5/4/30. An artist

  with great technique!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:11pm EDT

  They did not do this cabaletta in

  the olden days....Except for the last

note, Callas plunges into this aria

with fabulous excitement!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:08pm EDT

  Michael has it all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:05pm EDT

  Callas 1952 Live..They do not allow

  this now....a Shame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:03pm EDT

  On the "Fa"  we went nuts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 8:52pm EDT

  Who needs the Met Ring 

Back again? HERE is the

Proper analysis!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 4:02pm EDT

Crazy Lady!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What language???

Category:general -- posted at: 2:07pm EDT

First mezzo I EVER heard, when I got a hernia

taking the 1929 Aida 78's from the library at 15.

 

      Sad...Allies bombed her villa and she died.

Category:general -- posted at: 7:29pm EDT

  Wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now they are

together again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 7:26pm EDT

  A shame she cancelled so much, but GOD!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 7:23pm EDT

When she did not cancel, she was a sensation, as in her

NY debut!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 7:21pm EDT

Amazing!!!  4/12/1898 birthday. She

sounds great.I was never a big fan, but this

is glorious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 7:17pm EDT

  Thanks for the E flat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Happy Birthday, dear Aprile!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 7:10pm EDT

Love them both!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 7:08pm EDT

Happy Birthday to sweet dear Aprile Millo.

She has always been so kind and loving, and a great artist.

Category:general -- posted at: 7:04pm EDT

  Not appreciated enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:49pm EDT

Well, Tebaldi 1949 does it, but I cannot

have it all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  A great lady, and a rarity today,along

with Netrebko and precious few others.

Category:general -- posted at: 3:17pm EDT

One of the TINY number of special

divas of today who are special. An

amazing quality (and you MUST be

there live) is that like Cossotto,

the resonance sounds as if she is

singing in your ear!! It is not just a

big voice...it has an amazing penetration.

Category:general -- posted at: 3:14pm EDT

      ...and you thought Mari Lyn

was like Muzio...NO!!!!!

This guy beats them all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 12:08am EDT

  Yes, I know people love him. My friend studied

with Enrico Rosati, teacher of Gigli,Lauri-Volpi,

and Lanza. His voice was souped up, but

essentially probably fine..BUT what he does

at the "le dolce brezze" makes me want to

shoot him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:40pm EDT

...but in small groups I did some bass

roles......but it was fun,despite the fact

I was no Pinza.  With dear Jennifer Zarchy.

Be kind!!!! Remember, I can't read music!

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

    NEVER FORGET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  So what if it was B instead of C!!!!

 

Category:general -- posted at: 1:30pm EDT

  I saw his Met debut and 40 more times.

  Yes, he could be a pain...but a fabulous

  man on that stage. Note the B flat Celeste

 Aida DIMINUENDO. Friends of mine and his

loved him as a person. In the book it tells

how he and wife Loretta fight in a hotel room.

I asked Frank Guarrera, "With SAUCE???"

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

   NO one like him and Del Monaco today!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:27pm EDT

Rather controversial figure but sometimes

people are Goering to separate his possible

Nazi connections from his art. I can do that,

but not everyone can...but a GREAT MAN!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:20pm EDT

  Truly superb artist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:12pm EDT

  If you asked me what 5 singers of the past I would

most want to hear, Ebe Stignani would be one. The

others I guess would be Lehmann,Caruso, Muzio 

and Eva Turner.  Stignani never came to the Met,

another one of their stupid mistakes.

Category:general -- posted at: 12:52pm EDT

Stop with the "fat" stuff. If anyone

can sing like Anna, I do not care

if she looks like a hippo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:33am EDT

  Here are two of my buddies,Sondra

Radvanovsky and Stephen Costello,

enjoying a Bolena rehearsal!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EDT

  Stracciari is my all-time

  favorite baritone.

 

        We are now up to 1,979,221

    downloads!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:37pm EDT

I love my friend Olivia Stapp's "Giudici."

  However, when Ramey, Galvany, and I

 did it in 1970, she held the D so long

I ran out of breath!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:32pm EDT

Gencer and MacNeil!!!!!!

  Listen to that ending!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:26pm EDT

OH!!!Calisto Bieito loves to stage

those Verdi operas in a "traditional"

manner...  E pazzo!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:23pm EDT

Luciano must have had a great

time with Isola Jones. They

always had to make doors wider

so she could enter. I once told

Soviero to wear metal panties,

knowing what he enjoyed!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:17pm EDT

Someone did not like some

post I made on Facebook and

they blocked me two days.So you

are getting more videos! Good 

for you. Maybe I said Peretyatko

is better than Callas?????

Category:general -- posted at: 8:03pm EDT

  Nice to see stars have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 7:57pm EDT

  What a nice guy...Stefan Kocan…but

Met does not appreciate him...

Such a wonderful artist and friend.

Category:general -- posted at: 7:55pm EDT


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