In Loving Memory of Luciano Pavarotti

   A tribute to the memory of the late Luciano Pavarotti
   who passed away on Sept.5, 2007. Live selections are from:

Traviata,Lombardi,Fedora,Lucia,Rigoletto, Elisir d'Amore,
Fille du Reggiment, Manon, La Favorita, Luisa Miller, and
The Verdi Requiem.Also included is the Tosti "Ideale."

Rest in Peace, Luciano,  one who brought so much to so many!

                                      (71 minutes)

Direct download: 2007-09-06-10-07-50.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:28am EDT

Happy Birthday to Daniele Barioni

  My birthday tribute to a wonderful tenor, Daniele Barioni,
   born on September 6, 1930. The podcasts includes arias from:

Fedora, L'Arlesiana, Turandot, La Rondine, Macbeth,
Mme.Butterfly, Boheme (Leoncavallo).

                               (31 minutes)

Direct download: 2007-09-05-15-57-57.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:06pm EDT

Another "Golden  Age"(no.3)

Great singers, mostly from the 40's and 50's,many of whom 
were as "Golden" as those of past generations. Included are:

Pavel Lisitsian (in photo), Joel Berglund, Paul Schoeffler,
Gino Bechi, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Ferruccio Tagliavini,
Raoul Jobin, Cloe Elmo, Ebe Stignani, Blanche Thebom,
Erna Berger, Rosetta Pampanini, Dorothy Kirsten,
Joan Hammond, Sena Jurinac, Sarah Scuderi, Dorothy Maynor,
 and the late Rose Bampton.

                                       
         (77 min.)

Direct download: 2007-09-04-23-54-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:13am EDT

Golden Age Stars,volume 2

Here is the second volume of what I term "Golden Age Stars."
There is surely enough wonderful material for literally hundreds
of programs, since the number of recordings is incredible. I present:

Eva Turner (pictured), Hina Spani, Marcella Sembrich, Maria Gay,
Elvira de Hidalgo, Maria Ivogun, Olympia Boronat, Lotte Schoene,
Elizabeth Rethberg, Kathleen Ferrier, Lucrezia Bori, Clara Butt,
Francisco Vinas, Francesco Tamagno, Sergei Lemeshev,
Dmitri Smirnov, Ezio Pinza, Alesander Kipnis, Riccardo Stracciari,
 and Enrico Caruso.               ENJOY!!!!!

                                      (84  minutes)

Direct download: 2007-08-27-13-32-13.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:54pm EDT

The Finale of Act One of Die Walkure

A comparison of various performances of the finale of Act One
 of Wagner's "Die Walkure." The pairs of lovers are:

Lauritz Melchior and the late Rose Bampton
Ramon Vinay and Regina Resnik
Max Lorenz and Martha Moedl
Rene Maison and Marjorie Lawrence
Placido Domingo and Deborah Polaski
Paul Althouse and the Met debut of Kirsten Flagstad
Set Svanholm and Birgit Nilsson
Rene Verdiere and Germaine Lubin
Lauritz Melchior and Lotte Lehmann
Max Lorenz and Margarete Teschemacher
John Vickers and Leonie Rysanek

                                    (82 minutes)

NOTE:Libsyn was down for 2 days but is working now.

 

 

 

Direct download: 2007-08-25-17-23-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:47pm EDT

My Videos are Back!!!!!!
I had a problem with my 80 Videos on HANDELMANIA (Google) but they are
up there now...... so go to:

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=handelmania&num=50&so=0&start=50

and all is well...ENJOY!!! Charlie

Direct download: 2007-08-17-15-02-48.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:50pm EDT

Donizetti Rarities

Selections from the "Opera Rara" catalogue. Featured are rarities
of Donizetti including scenes from:

Emilia di Liverpool, Som Sebastien de Portugal, L'Assedio di Calais,
Gabriella di Vergy, Chiara e Serafina, Maria di Rudenz,
Maria Padilla, Rosmonda D'Inghilterra, Ugo,Conte di Parigi,
Alfredo Il Grande, and Zoraida di Granata.

 (79 min.)                                     

Direct download: 2007-08-16-09-37-36.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:59am EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT


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