The Men in Verdi Operas

Let us give the men a chance! I am so "diva-oriented" I tend
to forget that there is an incredible array of male artists who thrill us. Here are some scenes from Verdi operas featuring:

Richard Tucker, Leonard Warren, Robert Merrill, Jussi Bjoerling,
Samuel Ramey, Thomas Hampson, Cornell MacNeil, Piero Cappuccilli, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Giorgio Tozzi, Ezio Flagello,
Sherrill Milnes, Karl Ridderbusch, Carlo Tagliabue, Galliano Masini,
Mario del Monaco, Helge Roswaenge, Heinrich Schlusnus,
Ettore Bastianini,Jerome Hines

                                    (55 minutes)

Direct download: 2006-11-11-13-12-31.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:28pm EDT

A Special Tribute to Marcello Giordani, a Great Tenor

  On occasion, even a jaded opera lover like me finds joy
  in discovering a great voice. I find that Signor Giordani
  is one of the great singers in my opera-going experience
  and I am pleased to present live scenes from various operas
  that feature him:

Favorita, Manon, Romeo ,Huguenots, Gioconda, Ballo,
William Tell(with a BIS!!), Adriana Lecouvreur.

                             (85 minutes)

Direct download: 2006-11-09-12-16-33.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:41pm EDT

 Che tua madre


A comparison (quiz) of 13 sopranos singing the heartbeaking
second act scene "Che tua madre" from Puccini's Mme.Butterfly.

                                 (54 minutes)

Direct download: 2006-11-04-17-20-55.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:35pm EDT

The Norma Act One Trio

A comparison of 14 renditions of the trio from act one of
 Bellini's Norma, featuring :

Callas, Sills, Cigna, Milanov, Hunter, Cerquetti, Deutekom,
Galvany,Goerke, Flanigan, Scotto, and Suliotis

                             (60 minutes)


Direct download: 2006-10-30-18-38-53.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:55pm EDT

Attila for Collectors

Selections from Charlie's favorite early Verdi opera.

In the Attila compilation, the following artists are featured:

Gilda Cruz-Romo, Mara Zampieri, Caterina Mancini, Rita Orlandi, Lauren Flanigan, Elizabeth Rethberg,Marisa Galvany,Julia Varady,
Antonietta Stella, Igor Gorin, Piero Cappuccilli,Vladimir Chernov,
Nicolai Ghiaurov, Ezio Pinza, Gianfranco Cecchele,Beniamino Gigli,
Enrico di Giuseppe, Francisco Casanova,Sam Ramey (in photo)

                                (77 minutes) 

Direct download: 2006-10-13-15-33-59.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:55pm EDT

 The Rosenkavalier Trio

A pot-pourri of 12 different renditions of the famous
final trio from Strauss' sublime "Der Rosenkavalier."

Selections are announced on the podcast for your edification.

Artists include:  Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, Viorica Ursuleac,
 Regine Crespin, Lotte Lehmann, Eleanor Steber,  Helge Dernesch, Renee Fleming, Elizabeth Grummer, Lisa della Casa (in all three roles),
Gundula Janowitz, Elizabeth Soederstrom, Rise Stevens,
Sena Jurinac, Tiana Lemnitz, Susan Graham, Frances Bible,
Jarmila Novotna, Birgitte Fassbaender, Erna Berger, Lucia Popp,
Hilde Gueden, Marita Farell, Judith Raskin, Anne Elgar,
Ileana Cotrubas, Anneliese Rothenberger, and Barbara Bonney

                               (74 minutes)


Direct download: 2006-10-06-14-06-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:28pm EDT

Boris is Good Enuff!!!!!

WELCOME BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This podcast features scenes from Mussorgsky's great work,
     "Boris Godunov." The artists include:

Cesare Siepi, George London, Norman Treigle, Sam Ramey,
Alexander Kipnis, Ludwig Weber, Mark Reizen, Ezio Pinza,
Martha Moedl, Eugenia Zareska, Kerstin Thorborg,
Nicolai Gedda, Leonard Warren, and Benno Kusche


Direct download: 2006-10-05-10-40-00.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:03am EDT

Handelmania : Una Furtiva has been REPAIRED!!!!!!

  THEY FIXED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

   Let me know if the "Una Furtiva" quiz sounds all right. I published it in a different speed,and want to make sure it is still fine as to sound.

                       I missed you...but those things occur!!!!!!!!

                                       My best  Charlie

Direct download: 2006-10-04-10-42-07.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:56am EDT

 "D'Amor sull'ali rosee" Comparison


   A comparison of 12 sopranos singing the great aria,

    "D'amor sull'ali rosee" from Il Trovatore

               (75 minutes)

Direct download: 2006-09-17-19-02-44.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:40pm EDT

25 More Di Quella Piras

Another  comparison of the aria "Di quella pira," as a quiz for you to guess at least some of them. The photo is of the great Kurt Baum as Enzo. Dig those legs!

(58 minutes)

Direct download: 2006-09-13-18-31-48.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:03pm EDT

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