I do believe there was a "Golden Age."(Part One)

Here are 21 great artists of the past,all on commercial recordings. I
sincerely hope you enjoy them and will "turn on" to some of the
less familiar voices:

Emma Calve(pictured), Rosa Ponselle, Mafalda Favero, Tito Schipa,
Beniamino Gigli, Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Alfred Piccaver,
Erna Berger, Tiana Lemnitz, Selma Kurz, Gilda Dalla Rizza,
Lauritz Melchior, Bernardo de Muro, Adamo Didur, Lawrence Tibbett,
Titta Ruffo, Heinrich Schlusnus, John McCormack,Emmy Destinn,
Luisa Tetrazzini,Frances Alda.

                                        (79 minutes)

...and a special note of thanks for your wonderful responses to these,my
  "labors of love." Our average audience is now over 900!!!
!

Direct download: 2007-08-13-16-36-40.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:56pm EST

The AIDA Triumphal Scene Compilation

   A podcast of 16 Aida act two finales,, featuring some of the greatest
    artists who participated. I hope you enjoy this!!!!

                                  (83 minutes)

                                       

Direct download: 2007-08-08-21-29-19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:50pm EST

Vissi d'arte QUIZ!!!

 

   If you can guess the 20 sopranos singing my favorite
   opera aria (No cheating!!), you will be permitted to
    run madly through my apartment with a giant shopping
    cart and grab whatever you wish in one minute!

        I rarely get to play anything anyway so I will
       not mind!          

  (78 minutes)

SO!  HOW DID YOU?  I HOPE YOU WILL ADD
YOUR COMMENTS AND TELL US HOW MANY
YOU GUESSED AND/OR WHICH ONES YOU LIKED MOST. I ASSUME MY COLLECTION
IS SAFE AT THE MOMENT BECAUSE NO ONE
HAS WRITTEN ME THAT YOU WILL BE
VISITING ME. (CHEATERS NOT WELCOME)

BY THE WAY...DO YOU WISH A VOLUME TWO??????

Direct download: 2007-08-02-08-49-56.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:09am EST

Faust Jewel Song and Trio

 Comparison of various versions of the Jewel Song and the
final trio from Gounod's "Faust

   Photo: Renata Tebaldi as Marguerite

    (75 minutes)

Direct download: 2007-07-20-18-36-00.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:56pm EST

Italian Opera Live in Vienna

Live highlights from great performances in Vienna in the 1930's and 1940's. Artists include:

Bjoerling, Roswaenge,Mazaroff, Gigli, Jeritza, Lehmann, Nemeth,Schumann, Kipnis, Nikolaidi, Kiepura, Piccaver,
Sved, Runger, Nikolaidi, Voelker

                                   (58 minutes)

Direct download: 2007-07-18-13-41-36.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:57pm EST

American Opera Tribute

There was a glitch in the site and I could not corect my spelling of the word "sorry." I also forgot that Cheryl Studer, not Renee Fleming, is in the Susannah recording.

                                        Sincerely  Charlie

Direct download: 2007-07-16-01-07-39.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:25am EST

    The memorial tribute to the late Regine Crespin.Selections from:

Parsifal, Aida, Walkure, Troyens, Cavalleria, Dutchman, and
                                 Les Nuits d'ete.

                             (64 minutes)

 

Direct download: 2007-07-06-20-48-19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:08pm EST

Beverly Sills:In Memoriam

  In loving memory of the late Beverly Sills, I present a tribute to her magnificent career. Selections are from:

Norma,Aida,Semele,Roberto Devereux,Coq D'Or, Maria Stuarda,
Lucia,Assedio di Corinto,Ballad of Baby Doe, Fille du Reggiment,
   
and Louise.

(84 minutes)

Direct download: 2007-07-03-00-08-52.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:35am EST

Walkure from the La Puma Opera Co.

ACHTUNG!!!!!!

         If you are faint of heart and/or have digestive problems, I recommend you do NOT listen to these lowlites from a performance of Wagner's Die Walkure from the La Puma Company in the 1960's.

   Cast:   Olive Middleton (Sieglinde), Mario Leone (Wotan),
              Walter Ulrich (Siegmund), Marjorie Brown (Brunh.)
                        Conducted(?) by Ralph Zeitlin

                                   (56 glorious minutes)

Direct download: 2007-06-30-14-31-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:49pm EST

Pour mon ame

 Eight tenors and 72 high C's in Fille du Reggiment aria:

   William Matteuzzi, Jose Sempere, Grayson Hirst,
   Marcelo Alvarez, Roberto Alagna, Alfredo Kraus
   Juan Diego Flores (pictured), Luciano Pavarotti

                            (50 minutes)

 

Direct download: 2007-06-18-09-24-11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:38am EST


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