Another great new tenor????????????????

Madre de Dios!!!!! Really superb....but can't we have ONE Tebaldi?????

 

This guy is superb.Go to YouTube for more!

Category:general -- posted at: 2:19pm EST

   I flipped out at "Loris,ove sei" when I saw her live..A miracle!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:26pm EST

Norman Treigle left us too soon, but his accomplishments were legendary. I saw him in almost everything he did at City Opera...Unforgettable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Direct download: Treig.Boris.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:13pm EST

Scotto,Domingo (and MacNeil) sing this fabulous scene to thrill audiences at the Met!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 HEY!!! Lots of new stuff for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 3:07pm EST

Despite the noise of the wind, my two favorite tenors, Piotr Beczala and Michael Fabiano sing "O sole mio" in outdoor park.

Who is the other guy?

 Two of the GREAT singers of today and wonderful guys!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 3:01pm EST

What a night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

First time we heard them live. Corelli holds the all'armi forever and the ovation for her after the "D'amor" went on and on and on.

Direct download: Trov.61.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:38pm EST

Dear Dmitri returned two years ago for Trovatore. However, things are not going too well now. We pray he may be able to fight his serious health problem. God bless him!!!!!!!

He came back in May and sang "Cortigiani" in the Gala It was labored, but he is a fighter.!

 

I always got the two kisses on the cheeks....I am glad I finally found out it was the custom!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 8:19pm EST

Not always an easy voice to take..but a MONUMENTAL MAN!!!!  My friend became close with this great icon..In person the voice must have ben a sensation....a bit "white" in color...but nevertheless a great man.

 

He told my friend, "Del Monaco sings like a truck driver but McCracken is the TRUCK!!!!

Direct download: Pag_Mart..mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:11pm EST

  For next season,Susi Sommers replaces Peretyatko. Audience must wear earplugs.

Even Larry Brownlee does not have a high T over L.

Direct download: sus.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm EST

  Piotr loved the late Nicolai Gedda so much. Once he put on a jacket in a Paris Faust, and the label inside read "Nicolai Gedda."

 Here is a tribute to Gedda, who always sang this so beautifully. I sang it for my mother (lower key) and she said, "Good...but I prefer Gedda!"

Category:general -- posted at: 3:57pm EST

When dumb Met audiences laugh at some titles during act one Tosca (You know "Make her eyes black") I get mad.In Chicago once, Eva Marton was furious at the "Give her black eyes" title.

Well, I am a big crab. I feel like Jon Vickers in a Dallas Tristan (Dristan??) where he told the audience to "shut up."

   Hey, I am putting lots of stuff here..and even some old podcasts, which I am sure you forgot about!!!!!

Direct download: Vickers_shut.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:50pm EST

Nice party for Willfred Pelletier with Licia and Tucker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Sad how intolerance kept Afro-Americans out of the Met until Marian Anderson in Ballo 1955.I was there!

I spoke to Camilla Williams, a friend of Virginia Zeani,shortly before she passed away. She was my first Butterfly at City Opera. A great voice and a lovely lady!

Direct download: Camilla.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:37pm EST

I saw 5 of them in 1954!!!!!! Trouble with top notes but she did lose the C in the 50's....However for me the greatest singer in my life..saw her 88 times...well 88 and a half,as she fainted during a Verdi Requiem.

  She sounded so bad that night the "faint" might have been faked!

The tenor was Gino Penno..loudest top I ever heard, but did not last long. Blanche Thebom was Adalgisa and Cesare Siepi was Oroveso.

IN MIA MAN in last act is an example of her greatness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Direct download: MilanovNorma.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:29pm EST

Great Caterina Mancini and Rolando Panerai in duet from La Battaglia di Legnano.She thrilled me since age 17 on Cetra recordings..I have a letter from her.

Direct download: 13_-__Battaglia_Manc.duet-1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:15pm EST

    My dear buddy Diana Soviero in Romeo et Juliette.  The GREATEST

Direct download: Diana_Poison_aria.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07pm EST

  Some of us (including some great singers) LOVE this stuff...I hope you do also!!!!!

 

She is the 567th cover for Flute next yr.

 

 

 

 

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

One of the GREATS  Born 7/17/14.  Saw her many times!!

Category:general -- posted at: 8:51pm EST

At least he has cojones grandes.........

Category:general -- posted at: 8:48pm EST

  Mrs.Fischer-Dieskau (Who??) sure can sing Nabucco!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Direct download: 09_-_Varady_Nabucco.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:45pm EST

   The great Piotr Beczala in a new DVD from Dresden w.Anna Netrebko. It is a gorgeous performance and I urge you to purchase it, since he gives me five bucks for every copy sold.

Category:general -- posted at: 8:26pm EST

Semiramide aria as sung by the superb Elena Nikolaidi.

 

I will be doing some shorter audio clips, plus videos until I can do longer podcasts.  Enjoy!!!

Direct download: Nik.Sem..mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:20pm EST

  She retired rather early. One of the most touching singers in my experience.

Direct download: 08_-_Cart_Mi_chiam.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:08pm EST

One of our great stars    Born 7/23/1960

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

  Happy Birthday,Licia Albanese

 

Born 7/22/05..Made it to 105!!!

One of the greats of opera!

 

Category:general -- posted at: 5:54pm EST

Met Opera singer.."The Drunken tenor"

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

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