Last note of Butterfly addio (A) friend hit me in the ribs from fright....Old standee line was right across from pit and I was in front.

NO ONE could imagine the sound!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

When my ma met her, I could not speak Italian and she had not much I spoke Spanish..That is why she called me "Carlos" and every time we met, she asked for my madre…..

Category:general -- posted at: 11:33am EST

  I have no words anymore for what she wasto us!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:29am EST

Last time I saw her.


Tre assi e un paio SCARED the life out of us!!!!!!!!!!!


OK..The top got what...she was the most wonderful diva in the world.....and we became close.....

Category:general -- posted at: 11:26am EST

Listen to the last note.It broke the chandeliers at the Met!!!!!    No one had the  Wagnerian volume and beauty of tone.

I called her every birthday  2/1/22    and "call her" forever.

Category:general -- posted at: 11:18am EST

Where was I on 1/31/55??Standing for the debut of Renata Tebaldi, whose birthday (we did not know) was 2/1/55. I will never forget my darling friend and the greatest soprano one could imagine...

I cannot write more..I am crying on the keyboard......

Category:general -- posted at: 11:15am EST

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.



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


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