Met 1972 Bing Gala. I sat there as

if I had never heard her before and

could not BELIEVE any human

throat could produce those sounds!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:43am EDT

  The most glorious singing on this

planet..Note "Eravante possente" and later the pppp on "Oh,ora soave" double

attack.I used to collapse over the

standees rail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 2:18pm EDT

Marcello and I have discussed  the "old school" and he is an example...I miss him so much!!!!!!

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

GOD sings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

It has been so long and comments cannot be placed here. I really am dying to know how my podcasts are..Could someone or two or more write me at Placido21@aol.com.

 

I want to please you!!!   Love  Charlie

Category:general -- posted at: 8:39am EDT

Looking at coming Met season, I

would prefer Mari!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 8:32am EDT

   Adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am EDT

Darling Virginia, at 93, is at a fine

facility in Florida. My beloved!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 8:24am EDT

The great NY La Puma Opera from the 60's. We got hysterical most of

the time.  That tenor really had a

GREAT passaggio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Category:general -- posted at: 8:22am EDT

  I know Stephen  over 10 yrs.Here is this nice guy at the start of his

career!   Glad he made it!!!!!

 

Category:general -- posted at: 8:18am EDT

(in key) and do not try to tell me

there is ANYTHING today like this!

Category:general -- posted at: 8:15am EDT

Incredibly famous lady!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 8:12am EDT

Massenet re-wrote the opera

for this great man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 7:59am EDT

  She got better and better...Glorious!!!!!

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

Rise sat at her desk and as if "in a trance"

spoke of Lehmann's Eva...and it ended up

they did Rosenkavalier!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 7:54am EDT

If I could see but ONE soprano from the past

it would be Lehmann!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 7:52am EDT

Mirella got better and better....GLORIOUS

voice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 7:48am EDT

First Met telecast..At one time we really

hated her doing heavy roles.....but she has

emerged as the LAST of the really special

divas in the Muzio,Favero,Soviero,Zeani

tradition. Phrasing,emotion, love of the line.

Look Zinka and Renata had some BADDD top notes.

Even in heavier roles, she did more than anyone

does today.... BRAVA!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 8:55am EDT

One of my TOP favorite Caruso

recordings. No one matches him!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 3:27am EDT

  fEB.25, 1873  Died in 1921 at 48.

  TRAGEDY!!!!! iMAGINE IF HE LIVED 20

MORE YRS..tapes!!!!!

 

  tO ME, HE IS A VOCAL god!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 3:23am EDT

My buddy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   (and he reads my

Facebook posts)

Category:general -- posted at: 9:38pm EDT

     LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:35pm EDT

  My favorite singer of today...and so sweet!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm EDT

A few years ago Pyotr introduced

me to Kiepura's SON..It was so nice!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:44pm EDT

Two of my friends take AMBIEN.One

awoke to see he had made a pie;

the other found she had made

scrambled eggs.

If I start,could I find myself in

the street doing the Abigaille

cbaaletta like Mancini????

Category:general -- posted at: 11:41pm EDT

  Can anyone here do this better???

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

  One of my all-time loves. Meier

had a GREAT voice..should have been even

better known. I did make some tapes for

her madre…...

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

Eileen Farrell here is a sensation!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:29pm EDT

I was there in 1964..Farrell was amazing!

(So was Tucker).Listen to her "Bada."

She was born 2/13/29...Never wanted to

do a complete Ring..our loss!!!!!

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

Piotr is my favorite singer today!

This is last week..Encore!!! He is

the sweetest, nicest guy!!!! I

want to bring him more CD's..but the

luggage would be too heavy!!!!!!!!!

I have seen them ALL...He is way up there!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 4:55pm EDT

    Love you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  Thanks for your wonderful support!

 

                     Love Charlie...

Category:general -- posted at: 2:47pm EDT

Met let him go too soon. GREAT MAN!

Category:general -- posted at: 2:42pm EDT

Early Price just a sensation...like Farewell....

before she got her mannerisms..but GREAT!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT

  Farewell.Sounds like a KID....Sensational...but

she did have strange mannerisms that made me

crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 2:37pm EDT

She did stuff like this in opera sometimes...

Made me crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 2:35pm EDT

Phenomenal voice that also could do strange mannerisms that made me

crazy!!!!!  An enigma!!!!  2/10/1927

Category:general -- posted at: 2:32pm EDT

Cesare Siepi..a vocal GOD!!!!

2/10/23..Dumb Met let me go too soon.

Category:general -- posted at: 2:29pm EDT

My darling Marisa Galvany (one of her

fake names!!)  Buddies forever,

and GREAT singer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Category:general -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT

Camarena Met BIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

For the 88th time I saw my favorite

singer, Zinka Milanov, make her farewell.

She still sounded gorgeous at 60. I will

never forget her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:45pm EDT

Well, not to loudly!!!! She is in a

beautiful facility in Florida.Bless her!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:41pm EDT

I simply adore this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:38pm EDT

Can anyone here do this???????

Category:general -- posted at: 9:37pm EDT

ADORE THIS GUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No one

today sings like this

Category:general -- posted at: 9:33pm EDT

TRAGEDY!!!!! Died at only 49. 

Following her style we had Favero,

Zeani, Albanese, Soviero,Scotto,

Carteri (her letter is fabulous also)

 

Category:general -- posted at: 9:31pm EDT

Bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Ahora otro

tenor magnifico..Dios Mio!

Camarena,Villazon,Flores….y ahora

otro de un future magnifico!!!!

Y  ACUTI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

I hope you enjoy this wonderful new

tenor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

   El mundo ahora tiene muchos

tenores hispanoamericanos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:20am EDT

Luscious voice..He is not bad here!!!!!!

 

You know in opera I hate him but fine here....

Category:general -- posted at: 9:45am EDT

  I saw the Baum museum. It is a

cardboard box in Dusseldorf.....

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

Carnegie Hall.We were in first row.

She looked down, winked..and then...…...

Category:general -- posted at: 10:56am EDT

   More of the great lady!!!!!! I called

every birthday.I am "calling" you now..

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

Her Met debut 1/31/55. I FROZE

from 6:00 A.M. Her first line ended

with "soave" and we all said, "Zinka who???"

Not really..but imagine Zinka, Renata,

Stella in the same season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:35am EDT

In opera history, who else could combine

volume and beauty.We used to run after the limo as she yelled CIAO out the window. One

night I got impaled on a fire hydrant and

almost became a castrato senza coglioni!!!!

I called you every birthday and I am "calling"

you NOW.  GOD BLESS my Renata!!!!

 

Category:general -- posted at: 10:27am EDT

On last "amore" my friend hit me in

the ribs....he got scared at the sound!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:21am EDT

"TRE ASSI" live SCARED US!!!!

Top started to get flat..so what!

I cannot hold back my tears!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am EDT

She rose from the chair on "Ma" and

then when she got to "E MIO" it was a

WAGNERIAN sound...Note the little

"breath" before the "ma". MIO DIO!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:16am EDT

Last note is closest to the way she

sounded live.    Wagnerian

volume, like a jet plane!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:09am EDT

My darling friend Renata Tebaldi

made our lives so happy. I miss

that wonderful great Renata,

whose Desdemona debut was 1/31/55. and when we met

her on 2/1, we did not know

it was her birthday. NO ONE

made us happier.Her shows

were events of LOVE!!!!!

 

Category:general -- posted at: 10:02am EDT

I met him when I discovered Soviero in 1977.

When I complimented him on the way he

ended the opera "Mimi..." he said he did

appreciate what I said more than speaking

of his high C. Shows great artistry.

Category:general -- posted at: 12:56pm EDT

  We did an outside one where a mosquito

landed on her nose.....but she went

one with that e flat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 12:22pm EDT

  Mamma Mia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Povero

  tenore………….

Category:general -- posted at: 9:47pm EDT

  If you are a tenor, do NOT watch this!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:42pm EDT

At 93 in a superb facility in Florida.

Hits E flats on the phone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:39pm EDT

Galvany….Act 2 finale..E NATURAL:!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:36pm EDT

We miss him so much. How many times

did I get the two Russian kisses on

the cheeks. A tragedy of our lives!!!

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

...as I told Diana in 1977 when I first

met her, and she said Renata once

kissed her...Figures!!!!  But how many

people know how great she has been?

Category:general -- posted at: 9:24pm EDT

One of my fav.scenes:Silja,Langridge,

Alexander....GREAT music!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:21pm EDT

Marcello and I have discussed the fact

that some people do not appreciate that

"old school" of tenor singing.....tough!!!!

I miss him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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

Marcello, I always tell you that you

are "Old school" with that SQUILLO!!

Love to you on your birthday!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:26pm EDT

Bonisolli needed brain transplant!!!!

Stupido stronzo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

I miss you and the brilliant voice.

Happy Birthday,Marcello Giordani

1/25/63...and a sweet guy!!!

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

  My darling Nelly's ma passed away today.

Sweetest lady and GREAT artist...but Met gave her

2 Vespris…..Love her....a sweetheart....

Category:general -- posted at: 2:45pm EDT

I gave myself a wonderful present

for my birthday..Sue Hassell,my love.

Remember "Gli enigma sono tre" but

the pazza e una!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Placido, tu puedes cantar Minestrone

un dia pero yo soy mejor...……..

 

Feliz Cumpleanos a nosotros  Jan.21

Category:general -- posted at: 4:49pm EDT

  Feliz Cumpleanos Jan.21!!!!!!!!

   Canta para siempre!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 4:45pm EDT

I may disagree with his choices now

but Happy Jan.21 birthday to a great

man...…(better than me and a few

more dollars in the bank.

Category:general -- posted at: 4:42pm EDT

Happy Jan.21 Birthday to great stars

The other one was great also, as a tenor

Category:general -- posted at: 4:39pm EDT

SHOCKED!!!! And I have heard

all the great mezzos!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:29pm EDT

1/16/21  Pilar Lorengar left us too

soon. The other singer will celebrate

his birthday on Jan.21, the same day

that another person who thought he was a

baritone celebrates his. We will be at a

Met Traviata singing "La Cena e pronta"

BUT mine will not be an octave down.

How did I get so mean in my old age???????????????

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

Birgit wore a miner's cap at the rehearsal

of the darrrrrrk Karajan Production. It also

helped us not to see his armband.

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

My favorite singer and the love of all of us!!

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

1/15/34   Marilyn Beat Pancreatic

cancer...God bless one of our legends!

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

 

  Love that man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:10pm EDT

  Brava Anna!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  Bless you all for a Happy New Year!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:41am EDT

Happy Birthday to my favorite singer

of this generation....sweetest guy

I love....one of the greats, and I have

heard them all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

Category:general -- posted at: 12:36pm EDT

  No words adequately express

  what this man was!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 8:13pm EDT

Love and Happy Holidays to all of

you great people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have not been well *(nutjob)...and long

to see Piotr...I hope I can.

 

Thanks for your support...Carlo Magno Traditore

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

Thanks,Milka Ternina   12/19/1863

You gave us the greatest Kunc of my life.

Did you ever spank Zinka????????????

Category:general -- posted at: 4:54pm EDT

Have just found her..Canta con cojones!!!!

Galvany Numero dos...She is great!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 5:35pm EDT

Saloa Hernandez....WOW!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 5:13pm EDT

Met yesterday....she knows NOTHING!!!!

Put on Zeani,Callas...even ME.....These

divas know NOTHING of Passion:Play:

"Alfredo,Alfredo,di questo cuore"   but

who knows Tiziana????????????

Category:general -- posted at: 3:22pm EDT

Who needs Muzio and Carteri

Mari Lynn RULES!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 12:32pm EDT

RosannaCarteri   12/14/30

 Muzio would love it.I adore Carteri

Category:general -- posted at: 12:29pm EDT

beloved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 6:57pm EDT

To a beloved and courageous man!

  When he was in the hospital,he used to

  visit childrens' cancer wards and sing

  little songs to them, even in his condition.

Category:general -- posted at: 9:38pm EDT

This Vespri scene summarizes what

she was!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:59pm EDT

  Words fail us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:40pm EDT

From the Met last week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great Guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 4:28pm EDT

If you celebrate Thanksgiving,here

is a GREAT soprano from Turkey.

Have some SCOOPS of stuffing!

 

 I know I am pazzo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    Loveya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Sorry...have been down...some

croooook took 10,500 from my acct...

working on it......be back soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 7:19pm EDT


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