Sweetest nicest guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

8/8/79    Happy Birthday!!! Wonderful voice.

GREAT HIGHS!!!!!!!!

Lovable in person also!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

   Hilarious Traviata w. Carreras,Ricciarelli,Baltsa,Raimondi

Category:general -- posted at: 10:38pm EDT

Great cast!! (well,almost!)  

Milanov,Baebieri,Siepi,Warren. They had

to Baum, but that's life!!!!! DelMonaco

did other shows, but this is what did

occur at times.

 

Direct download: Gioc.53.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:04pm EDT

I decided this morning to trace the stats 

for a given time period. In only three hours,

I observe,for example that there were 40

"hits" in this time period. I guess you have

not deserted me (like in that opera in

the desert where the soprano sings,

"Sola,perduta,e abbandonata."). I thank

you for years of support,despite some glitches (and

the flu). Please send me personally any comments

(Placido21@aol.com), as I cannot open 

the comments page here, or I will get

all sorts of ads. We are up to over a million and a

half "hits."  Keep listening!!!

   Lovingly   Charlie

 

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

I totally disagree with Placido singing baritone.

He has an amazing amount of voice at

75, and he was also born on a famous

day,Jan.21 (like me, but I sang the right stuff.)

Some of you will disagree,but I feel

he does not do proper justice to

the Verdi line. BUT here he shows what

a great singer he has been.

Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:19am EDT

So there we were in the first row at Carnegie

and just before Tebaldi launched into this

aria, she looked down and winked at us! We

were sure she sang just for US!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 8:08am EDT

Absolutely RIVETED by the Amfortas of

Ryan McKinny. I have seen the best, as 

you well know:London,Uhde,Schoeffler,etc.

This artist is a true STAR!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 7:46am EDT

I do not believe that there has ever

been any soprano with the combination

of gorgeous voice quality and

Wagnerian volume.. When she sang "Pace"

at the Met in a concert with Bastianini

and Del Monaco, I thought the roof

would come down on the "Maledizione." I

so miss our yearly birthday (Feb.1) phone 

calls. NO artist was as sweet and dear

to us in our youth..and funny!

 

 

 

 

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

  One of the most riveting scenes in opera.

  It makes one cry!!!!!!! I met Silja once

and asked her for the Makropolous formula

so I could live 356 years so I could

listen to my collection. She must have thought I was nuts!! (I was!)

Category:general -- posted at: 2:11pm EDT

  Dear sweet funny Rolando had to

 see many doctors until he found

what was causing the vocal problems.

  I miss him..such fun we had with him.

After his Traviata debut we all walked

down Broadway and he was so excited

he almost hit his head on the glass

bus stop..I SAVED HIM!

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


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