This is the farewell of the great Shirley Verrett, born May 31, 1931. Words cannot express how I adored this great lady!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Tannhauser from Bayreuth, 1964

Omar Suitner leads a glorious cast in this Tannhauser. Featured are Wolfgang Windgassen, Leonie Rysanek,Eberhard Waechter, Martti Talvela, and Barbro Ericson.  (74 min.)

Direct download: 64Bayr.Tannh.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:22pm EST

  This is an interesting change from the usual Cavalleria. I think you will enjoy this Cav from  the Royal Opera in Stockholm in 1963 under Herbert Sandberg. It features a favorite of mine, Barbro Ericson, with Ragnar Ulfung, Erik Sundqvist, Birgit Nordin (Lola), and Margareta Bergstrom (Mmma Lucia.)

Direct download: Cav_Swed.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:49pm EST

  I discovered Olivia as Seymour in Bolena..She later changed to soprano.I adore this lady so much as a friend and what a powerhouse of a singer she was!!!!

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

 For my dear friend Olivia Stapp on her May 30 birthday. One of the sweetest ladies and a fabulous artist!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 6:14pm EST

On the occasion of his May 30 (1919) birthday, let us remember one of the most phenomenal singing actors in the history of opera. He was a veritable DYNAMO in a variety of roles. Some physical problems cut his career short, but we had many years of this great man!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 6:07pm EST

Louise from San Francisco

A superb performance of Charpentier's Louise from 1999 San Francisco under Jonathan Summers. Featured are Renee Fleming, Jerry Hadley, Samuel Ramey, and Felicity Palmer. Sound is somewhat distant, since the performance was recorded in the theatre, but it is quite listenable. (Look, we have treasures galore in our collections because of those sneaky "pirates."

Direct download: Louise2Flem.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:19pm EST

Tosca From Barcelona, 1975

 Under the direction of conductor Giuseppe Morelli, I present highlights from Tosca, featuring Virginia Zeani, Placido Domingo, and Piero Francia. This must have been transferred to disc, and there are a few small skips.  ENJOY!!

Direct download: Tosca_ZBarc.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:20pm EST

Don Carlo Rome 1968-Part Two

  Here is part two of that glorious Rome Don Carlo.

PLEASE send me any comments, ideas,etc. to Placido21@aol.com. Remember,we cannot use the comment section of this site because it becomes invaded with ads.

Direct download: DCRome1968_dos.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:21pm EST

Don Carlo 1968 from Rome-Part One

An all-star Don Carlo from Rome,1968 under Fernando Previtali, with Leyla Gencer, Bruno Prevedi, Fiorenza Cossotto, Nicolai Ghiaurov, and Sesto Bruscantini. (Act 5 version)    PART ONE

Direct download: DCRome1968uno.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:05pm EST


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