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
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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 EST

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 EST

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


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