To all my scary opera buddies...May I wish you a wonderful Halloween.I am trick or treating dressed as Zinka Milanov.

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No.20 for you

1 Lauritz.Melchior                    Walkure "Walse"  (get a stopwatch)

2. Mario Filippeschi     PIRA!!!!

3. Renata Scotto                         Luisa Miller aria

4. Vera Galupe-Borszkh    In questa reggia    (Ira Siff -better than most Turandots)

5. Piero Cappuccilli                        Attila Cab...B FLAT!!!

6.  Joseph Schmidt                            Ma Parri

7. Diana Soviero                              Mefistofele aria

8.Christine Goerke               "Come scoglio" (Cosi)

9. Sergei Lemeshev              May Night Aria

10. Georges Thill                    Saffo aria

11.Maria Caniglia                   "Pace"

12. Marilyn Horne                   "Or la tromba"

13. Joseph Rogatchevsky     Oberon aria

14. Antonio Cortis                    PIRA

15. Lucine Amara, Richard Tucker,Martial Singher   Hoffmnn Trio

16. Meta Seinemeyer            Liebestod  (great  singer,died at 33)

Direct download: 20_comp.mp3
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  Peter Grimes scene.He is remarkable!!!!!

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Oct.29, 1921..The tough guy,Jon Vickers was born. Did you ever drink DRISTAN for a cold???????

  GREAT MAN!!!!!!!!!

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I can do it the basso key...................

Galvany at 3:30

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Another great compilation by "Coloratura Fan." His contributions are amazing!!!!!

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Leonce Escalais

Léon Escalaïs (August 8, 1859, Cuxac-d'Aude – November 8, 1940, Cuxac-d'Aude) was a prominent Gallic tenor, particularly associated with French and Italian heroic roles. His lean, nimble and powerful voice was noted for the ease and brilliance of its upper register.

Life and career

Born Léonce-Antoine Escalaïs, he commenced his vocal studies as a young man at the Music Conservatory of Toulouse, where he won prizes for singing and opera performance. He continued his studies at the Paris Conservatory with two well-known teachers of the day, Crosti and Obin, prior to making his professional debut at the Théâtre du Château (Paris) in 1882, in Sardanapale by Jean-Baptiste Duvernoy.

Escalaïs was offered a contract by the Paris Opéra. His first appearance with the Paris Opéra at the Palais Garnier occurred in 1883, as Arnold in Guillaume Tell. (Arnold would become one of his signature roles.)

Two years later, he sang for the first time at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, and he made his debut at La Scala, Milan, in 1888. He left the Paris Opéra in 1892 after a dispute with management and accepted engagements in Dijon, Lyon, Marseille and Italy. Among the taxing roles which he undertook were Eléazar in La Juive, Robert in Robert le diable, Raoul in Les Huguenots, Vasco in L'Africaine and the title parts in Le Cid and Sigurd.

Between 1892 and 1908, Escalaïs sang more often in Italy (this is wrong, he sang once in Milan and it was a fiasco) than he did in his native land. He added to his repertoire such Verdi roles as Manrico in Il trovatore, Radamès in Aida and the title part in Otello' (Escalais never sang Otello)'. Consequently, he was sometimes described as "the French Tamagno" (after Francesco Tamagno, the Italian heroic tenor).

Escalaïs rejoined the Paris Opéra in 1908. The following year, he sang as a guest artist at the New Orleans Opera House. These would be his only performances in the United States. He retired from the stage in 1912 while still in good voice and was appointed to the Legion of Honour by the French Government in 1927. In retirement, he gave private singing lessons. One of his students was José Luccioni, an outstanding dramatic tenor of the 1930s and '40s. Escalaïs died in Cuxac-d'Aude during the Second World War, aged 82.

What a VOICE!!!!!!   Wm.Tell, Robert le Diable, Huguenots,Prophete,Africaine,Juive,Jerusalem,Trovatore,Aida, Otello

Direct download: Escalais.mp3
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Have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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OK guys..Go into the shower.....or do it in your car...or in the grocery store..and do this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I hate those unemotional tenors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The great,darling man, with whom my friend studied was born Oct.22, 1885.Not always a voice for all tastes..BUT a sensational career!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Virginia has been one the phone all day;so many have called her to celebrate her birthday.  We bless this wonderful lady!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Happy Birthday to my beloved friend and great artist,Virginia Zeani,Oct.21. Since the Tebaldi days,no singer has touched my heart as dear Virginia.

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In anticipation of my darling Virginia's 89th birthday on Oct.21.

I am finally at the opera..and feel more podcasts to come!!!!!

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The wonderful collection by "Coloratura fan" gives us so much pleasure.e

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My darling "sorella" Virginia Zeani turns 89 On Oct.21. Listen to the emotion in that voice and the richness of the low tones. Bless this wonderful artist and dear friend.

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Oct.12, 1935...the great man was born!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ADORE HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Wherever she is,she will teach them about CHEST!!!!

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