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 EDT

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

 

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

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

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

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

Caruso sang Elisir and Juive

Tucker sang Cosi and la Juive.

 

Can't a Jew  CRY??? Italians DO!!!

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

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 EDT

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

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

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 EDT

  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 EDT

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

 

Happy memories

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

 

 

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

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

Loved her Met Lucia.....but they

did have her since..They are idiots!!

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

  8/21/33   GREAT lady!!!!!!

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

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 EDT

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 EDT

After Tucker,Corelli,Mario=NESSUNO!

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

  GOD!!!!  He was so great!!!!!!

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

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 EDT

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 EDT

Wonderful voice   7/23/54

 

 Just faded away...……………………..

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

  By any name, he was a GOD, but

he did end up singing too open.

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

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

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

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

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

  He sang too open over the years but, GOD,

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

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

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 EDT

Too good for the Met

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

Scala did not like me at 17.

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

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

  I saw Gigli and Schipa farewells

     I will never forget!@

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

Carlo and Nicolai born same month

The Gods were good.....

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

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

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

  Have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  Piotr No.2..his idol

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

     Another vocal GOD!!!!

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

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

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

Did we know what he

would become????

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

Took him for granted once???????????????

  The man is 65.I was at a 

recital at 77,Beloved!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 8:49am EDT

  Too good for the MET!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 4:38pm EDT

Reminds me of my Abigaille at Scala. They threw Lasagna!!!!

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

  I wish more people would recognize her

greatness!!!!! She owes me 50,000 bucks

for all the publicity I gave her.

Category:general -- posted at: 11:14am EDT

  The Mexicans went NUTS!!!!!!!

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

  It was a riot!!!!!    My tape!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:06am EDT

  E flat from the heavens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  I was Marisa Galvany's doctor in

Yolantha in 1965. We have been

 buddies ever since. HAPPY BIRTHDAY

to my darling friend. Who else has

had the pleasure of looking down her throat 

as she hit E flats!!!!    A GREAT SINGER!

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

  Franco Zeffirelli's Productions

will reign forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Category:general -- posted at: 2:08pm EDT

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


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