Here is dear Irina Lungu, a real

  sweetheart of a person (she even

  likes me). Wonderful artist!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 12:19am EDT

  Zinka fioratura and some top notes

  not good..but play IN MIA MAN for

  the greatest!!!!!!!

 

Hey....1 million 900 thousand downloads in all these years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 6:46pm EDT

  Did I ever post this? I think

she was on valium..not drunk.

Poor tenor....I think she is related

to the Del Monaco family.

But better than Livia Budai

 

 

 

Category:general -- posted at: 6:42pm EDT

She might have had to change her makeup...

or on drugs?????

Category:general -- posted at: 6:22pm EDT

LAST of the singers with the

kind of feeling absent today.

Zeani,Favero,Muzio,Soviero.

 

 NO ONE does this today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 5:14pm EDT

6/22/10  Pears created the

role!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 3:28pm EDT

  Can we choose to separate controversy

over art?   This is not easy, but we

cannot deny his contribution to 

music?? Like no one knew...………………….

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

  I was Rochefort in her first Bolena

with Sam Ramey (who???). It was 

MY THRILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Category:general -- posted at: 8:27pm EDT

  Mexico reviews remember CALLAS....Galvany reviews 

for the Aida compared her to Maria!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 8:23pm EDT

  Who else but me looked down

her throat at those E flats!!!!   

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

Happy Birthday 6/19/36 to my

darling friend,Marisa Galvany

(well, that is one of her fake names,)

We go back to Yolantha and Bolena.

Still does recitals in N.Carolina. One
of the GREAT singers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
(Unions do not allow real names if you
sometimes do not get paid,as in early days.)  I know all the names,especially
Ethel Merman

 

 

 

Category:general -- posted at: 8:16pm EDT

  Happy Fathers' Day to my dear friend

Sam Ramey, whose son just 

turned 15. It is my fervent hope

that Sam Jr. does not ever

witness this side of Sam.

  We go back a long time, and I

can tell you Sam.Jr.is lucky

to have a great dad!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:04am EDT

  On this fathers' day, my beloved

friend,Virginia Zeani, wishes

you daddies a Happy Fathers' day.

Category:general -- posted at: 8:17am EDT

On this fathers' day,poor Siepi

gets to sing  "Mio,padre" but a 

certain lady sort of eclipses

his last note. HAM!!!!!!!

 

Category:general -- posted at: 7:40am EDT

Have you seen this?????

Category:general -- posted at: 7:32am EDT

Delmonaco sang "Trahison" running

out of the tent.He knew it was a broadcast!!

They looked better than Victor and Hedy!!!!

I was there...1958

Category:general -- posted at: 4:47am EDT

My beloved!!! Happy Birthday!

Category:general -- posted at: 4:44am EDT

Rise sat at her desk and told us of her love for Lehmann when she was a student....as if in a trance...and

they sang together!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 4:41am EDT

La Famosa storia di Handelmani e Rise 1/21/56 Since di Stefano broke Rise's arm on the broadcast of Carmen, the club meeting was cancelled..My ma planned a surprise birthday party....How to get Charlie out of the house???No party!!!! They got me to see her when she came back from the hospital...so they could surprise me.but close call..... That PIPPO!!!!!! My friends surprised me..they just arrived before me. What a shock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! However imagine if a certain invited guest was able to attend. TEBALDI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would have fainted! Quest' era la solita storia di Pippo e il mio compleanno.................

 

 

Category:general -- posted at: 4:35am EDT

I was 16..First singer I ever met.

Had great times at her home with the club...Made it to

99.....6/11/13...No one could be more beloved in my 

young life..well,also Tebaldi.

Rise,I will never forget you...……………..

Category:general -- posted at: 4:32am EDT

  I SAW HIM AT 77...THE MAN WAS

  a god!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Category:general -- posted at: 10:15pm EDT

1978  Horowitz/Mehta.This is

This is my favorite classical work!

"GOD" plays!!!!!

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

   I learn so much from Mari

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

  Alagna said the nicest thing to me:

"I can see in your eyes how you love music!!"

 

That was so kind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:58am EDT

  Irina is such a sweetheart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:54am EDT

  My darling friend, Irina Lungu.

 6/5/80...A sweet,brilliant lady!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:52am EDT

6/2/49  VERY EXCITING!!!!!

Lets it all hang out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Wonderful!!

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

  George London, 5/30/19 was a sensational

  Artist. He was riveting on stage and we adored

him. Career cut short by a herniated

vocal chord, but he made a fabulous

impression on opera!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 4:33pm EDT

  I went to see Galvany in Bolena.

  Suddenly this mezzo (later soprano)

opens her mouth and MIO DIO!!!!

Olivia was as thrilling as Galvany.

  That nasty Sam Ramey is the King,

by the way. When I did the role I

was a teddy bear.

 

Category:general -- posted at: 4:27pm EDT

  1847 Version of the arika

Category:general -- posted at: 4:23pm EDT

Happy Birthday   5/30/40  to my

 darling friend and great diva,

Olivia Stapp. They do not make

them like this anymore!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 4:21pm EDT

  In loving memory of all the brave men 

  worldwide,who gave their lives for their

country. Bless them!

 

Category:general -- posted at: 2:02pm EDT

  No words are adequate enough to

describe what she was. In the Met

it was breathtaking.  Bless her!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:58pm EDT

Great lady...Despite many emotional 

problems, a great diva.

Our late dear friend,Gwynne Cornell,

is next to her.

Category:general -- posted at: 1:53pm EDT

  Lots of FUN!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:41pm EDT

  Little Belle Silverman might turn out to be pretty good.

Category:general -- posted at: 10:37pm EDT

  May 25, 1920.....One of the greats!!!!!!

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

  On mother's day, I wish you

mommies my love..I hope you

are nicer than this lady

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

Dear Mike....Happy Birthday!!!!!!

Your dog has great taste. We LOVE YOU!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 4:41pm EDT

  Two of today's superb tenors.

I bring them presents, but cannot

bring too much to Piotr because

his luggage would be too heavy  when he goes

to Europe.

Category:general -- posted at: 11:21pm EDT

Dear Michael Fabiano celebrates his

birthday May 8. He is a great star

and I hope he comes over soon to

raid my tenor cd's as we discussed.

Category:general -- posted at: 11:17pm EDT

  sHE OVERDOSED ON SOMETHING......OR DRUNK??? RELATED TO THE DELMOnaco family.

    LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  Night after tragic death of

Warren, This Chenier was a great

example of the kind of singing we

had. Note it is in KEY and note, at

3:30 Zinka's "Amaaaaante". We went

nutty, after such a sad evening we

had experienced.

Category:general -- posted at: 6:08pm EDT

  Did I ever show you this?

   If not...get ready for some

   great high notes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:07am EDT

Spoke this evening to my darling

Virginia Zeani,now in a facility. She

is never lonely since she has

so many friends. Hit a couple of

high notes on the phone.

  Since Tebaldi, no one has touched my

heart like Virginia.

Category:general -- posted at: 12:57am EDT

  So sad that Toscanini's protégé,

Guido Cantell, was killed in a

plane crash. Life can be cruel!!

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

   First of all, please excuse me

  for a lack of posts, as I have been

 ill. I wrote Piotr after the great Luisa

Miller, which was tremendous last Saturday.

I missed him this year,and hope to see 

him next season.

A GREAT GUY and my favorite singer!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:53pm EDT

   A real sweetheart and one of the last of the 

true verismo sopranos....and Lovable!

3/31/ 1952.   We love her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

A long way from our Barber and

Hoffmann and Bolena,where we

were astounded by this young guy.

Happy Birthday and hope your new

hip is getting better.

 

   LOVE  Charlie

Category:general -- posted at: 5:08pm EDT

Happy Birthday to my dear friend

Sam Ramey, One of the great stars

and good buddy since we sang at

the start of his illustrious career.

 

Category:general -- posted at: 4:56pm EDT

No words are adequate to tell

you of what that night was like.

She was 65 but we know she

sang like this at 85. (MY TAPE)

 

Category:general -- posted at: 2:04pm EDT

  Her caretaker says she

sang around the house...even

at 100.

Category:general -- posted at: 1:59pm EDT

  My two favorite divas celebrate birthdays on Mar.19. How lucky I am to have had them in my life!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 3:25pm EDT

  12:30 Met Boheme with the GREAT Mike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 12:06pm EDT

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  Died so young...a diva who makes me cry.

That

  Died so young...a diva who makes me cry.

That "Veiled voice"....Adore!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:41pm EDT

  Words fail me...OK...some flat notes at end of career...but Zinka screamed/

 

 

Stop me from wetting then Pavarotti towels.

Category:general -- posted at: 11:30am EDT

Renata returns..............I have already

used up 5 Pavarotti towels.

Category:general -- posted at: 11:25am EDT

I cannot write much...crying too much....we were close for years.

 

   Beloved Renata      You were my teenage LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:07am EDT

  Jan.25   I love my Marcello Giordani.....Breaks the chandeliers....and sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:07pm EDT

Jan.22..Joseph Calleja missed our Jan.21 birthdays by one day...Sweetest guy once told me I am more famous than he is....mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Category:general -- posted at: 1:02pm EDT

Not happy with Verdi roles these days..but a vocal GOD at 73!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 12:57pm EDT

 

  Placido....I am a TRUE bass-baritone....

 

Feliz Cumpleanos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 12:44pm EDT

  Forgot about the two great birthdays 

of Jn.21. Placido (TENOR) and me...true bass-baritone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 12:17pm EDT

We all called Giorgio Tozzi "Signor Legato." The man was amazing..one of the great artists we adored.

Born 1/8/23   Beloved man.

Category:general -- posted at: 8:16pm EDT

Remember always before you eat to "Say Grace"       1/4/37

 

Bumbry had a great voice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Lives in Salzburg..We sometimes communicate.

Category:general -- posted at: 9:53am EDT

Wherever you are...Love and Happy New Year!

 

Love Charlie

Category:general -- posted at: 7:05am EDT

  They were a bit jealous when I texted Wunderlich and Gedda 

and sent them this video. However, since Piotr's two idols are these guys, they send him love and

Happy Birthday!!!"

 

 

 

s

Category:general -- posted at: 2:06am EDT

Remember, it's Piotr birthday week,

so here is the "Bis" in the Liceo

Werther.

Reminds me of a soprano who thought

people were yelling, "BEAST!"

  Love that great guy!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:04am EDT

  My two favorite tenors have lots

of fun in a rehearsal. How wonderful to have a  

 Piotr and a Michael in an opera era where many 

tenors abound. If only we had ONE Tebaldi!

Category:general -- posted at: 4:14pm EDT

My favorite singer and "buddy" 

Piotr Beczala celebrates his birthday

on 12/28/ (1966). He is the sweetest

and most beautiful person and is

successor to his favorites,Gedda and

Wunderlich.   Love this guy!!!!!

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

  Fine new guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  Whatever holiday you celebrate,

all my love to you and thanks for

your support all these years.

 

  My best   Charlie

Category:general -- posted at: 8:35pm EDT

   We have come far from that manger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 8:28pm EDT

12/15/1910..Almost made it to 100. One

of the greatest singers in opera

history. I hope she finally

made up with Barbieri!

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

In the event that anyone here 

 never heard the greatest single

note in my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 6:54pm EDT

One of the most emotional singers,

Rosanna Carteri  Born 12/14/30.

Never came here and retired rather

early to be with family. I just

love her so much!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:14pm EDT

  Hi all,

 All these many years,I could never allow comments,since advertisers interfere. I would LOVE some people to tell me (Placido21@aol.com) if my posts are to their liking..as I want to please you.

If you want..let me know..although the stats do show people seem to like the stuff, from Angola to Zanzibar.

          Love  Charlie

Category:general -- posted at: 11:15pm EDT

Sarah Scuderi, 12/11/06 in the documentary "Tosca's Kiss."  LOVABLE!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 12:31pm EDT

  At 85,Lauri-Volpi was still so calm and shy.

Category:general -- posted at: 12:26pm EDT

12/11/1892..VERY SHY TENOR!!!!!!

 One of the greats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 12:23pm EDT

  Here is the moment where Piotr Beczala became my adored favorite singer of today. The beauty of the phrasing, the love of the vocal line, the purity...I love this guy.I see him often backstage and he once introduced me to the son of the famous Polish tenor, Jan Kiepura.

  A lovable man and great star!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 12:20pm EDT

Have I never played any Mari Lyn for you?

Now, be sure not to eat or drink while you watch this;send animals and small children out of the room.

Italian is the greatest...especially with the titles!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:14pm EDT

Today,I got Lucine to sing the first line of the "In quelle trine morbide." At 92, I know she still has a lot of voice..a fun lady, over-used at the Met,but she saved so many shows.

  Great xxx-rated jokes!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:02pm EDT

Mehta conducts interesting Valencia Ring. Finale of Gotterdamerung!!!!!  I love it!!!

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

FUN!! Jose Carreras,born 12/5/46  and friends..He beat Leukemia,thank God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Not easy to take vibrato...but such a charmer..Poor thing died in childbirth.

   (Conchita Supervia)

Category:general -- posted at: 3:10pm EDT

FUNNNNNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 2:51pm EDT

Leo Nucci at 75!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Amazing man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 2:44pm EDT

  God Bless You, Dmitri

Category:general -- posted at: 9:07pm EDT

So sad!! Wonderful Singer passed away today.

Category:general -- posted at: 12:55am EDT

Bing gave her one!     Idiot!

 

Wonderful lady!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZwSAHyGoo8

Direct download: Resnik_Marin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:53am EDT

Still weeping over his passing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Dmitri returned to the Met in 2015.

The love expressed by the audience

will go on forever as we remember him.

Category:general -- posted at: 10:31pm EDT

 

  Totally Devastated.!!! My tears

are unending. He was so sweet and kind. I always

got those kisses on the cheek from this

beautiful man, who will live

forever in our hearts. God Bless Him!!!

 

 

 

 

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

   THIS is what Leonie was!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

She had her flaws, but at 5:09 you hear something stupendous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 2:05pm EDT

Cry...cry.....for the lady who knew her fate and

who was a miracle for all of us to behold.

 

She had her flaws, but NO ONE gave what she

accomplished as a sensational artist!!!!!

 

 

Category:general -- posted at: 1:58pm EDT

  I had so many glitches in my audio files,I have been sending you Videos,which I hope you enjoy. Hope to get back to the audio podcasts soon..Meanwhile, you do have archives.

 

Thanks for your support   Charlie

Category:general -- posted at: 1:03pm EDT

  I play you my tape, with my yelling....at the greatest miracle. as the 65 year old Magda Olivero makes her Met debut in 1975.

The ovation is cut...It was one of the greatest things in my opera life...Note 3:16.."RiMUUUUneri" cosi.

The miracle lasted until age 104...but her caretaker said there was voice there almost till the end.

Bless her!!!!!!!!!!!!I miss those birthday phone calls,where she spoke in "Verismo"

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

  I just called Virginia to tell her I had put up clips of Nicola-Rossi Lemeni,born 11/6/28. They were such a loving couple and she misses him so much!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 7:49pm EDT

  Beloved forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 8:47pm EDT


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