Happy Anniversary to the Rameys, Sam

and L:indsay.....two sweet people. Sam

and I go way back to 1970 Bolena, and

Lindsay gets a medal for marrying such

a DEVIL!!!! Love to them both.


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Virginia and MacNeil in

a truly great duet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Maria Galvany 1906  NOT SPEEDED UP!



    Can you do it??????????????????????

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The great Luisa Tetrazzzini, born on

June 29, 1871 singers w.Caruso!!!!!

I love this lady!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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So sad she deteriorated so quickly. Anna

Moffo, 6/27/32 was so gorgeous and we

loved her...but it did not last!  A shame!!!!

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Not ONE of you could sit with us 

without falling on the floor hysterical.

They did finally throw us OUT! Note

the great tenor's PASSAGGIO!!! Are

there any companies in your area

like La Puma????

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Leonie knew the end was near. She

 was one of the most exciting singers

in memory, despite flaws (like Moedl,

Callas, Gencer, so many others. She is

terribly missed.!!!

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Diana and I had a long talk yesterday

about style and today's lack of divas

with kind of emotion of a Muzio,a Zeani,

a SOVIERO exhibited. SAD!!!!

    ....and do not yell at me for living in

the passato.

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Fine voice   6/25/40.People who

do not have access to these singers

miss a lot of unappreciated voices.

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Giuseppe Taddei, 6/26/16...A GREAT

baritone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Warm voice..

superb artist.


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Diana and I had a nice talk this

evening. She always tells people

I "discovered" her.....well, if so

I am glad.....The greatest!!!!

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I am on this new "Buratto thing."

Wonderful to find a new voice

the way I did w.Soviero Mimi in 1977.

She is superb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  With Jeemy gone, we will have the

Ring back next season, but I fear

the orchestra will not rise to his


  We used to need DEPENDS at a

La Puma performance. I pppp'd

in my pantaloni!!!!!


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  I may have posted this, but if you

want to cry like me...you watch this.

  She would come forward slowly on

"Ma quando vien lo sgelo" (note a

kind of "breath" on the "Ma" and then let out 

a Birgit Nilssonian top note on "E mio" that

threw us on the floor. (Remember, we were 

standees.)….I miss her so.....Called her on

every birthday....NO ONE in my view had the

combination of beauty of tone and WAGNERIAN volume.



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My friend saw Livia Budai as

Eboli in SF .He fell on the floor

in hysterics!!!! Who let her out?

I do not care if you are male,

female,or not sure...YOU are better!


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  My favorite version of this scene

  with Giuseppe Taddei (6/26/16) and

Rosanna Carteri.The way he says the

word "Entrate" is so warm...she never came

here..a pity!!!!!

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  Riccardo Stracciari, June 6, 1875.

  Just INCREDIBLE voice!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 12:32am EDT

  Gorgeous soprano. When she

  started the Norina Don Pasquale

aria, the resonance was so amazing,

I thought she was singing in my EAR!

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  Here is dear Irina Lungu, a real

  sweetheart of a person (she even

  likes me). Wonderful artist!!!

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  Zinka fioratura and some top notes

  not good..but play IN MIA MAN for

  the greatest!!!!!!!


Hey....1 million 900 thousand downloads in all these years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  Did I ever post this? I think

she was on valium..not drunk.

Poor tenor....I think she is related

to the Del Monaco family.

But better than Livia Budai




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She might have had to change her makeup...

or on drugs?????

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LAST of the singers with the

kind of feeling absent today.



 NO ONE does this today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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6/22/10  Pears created the


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  Can we choose to separate controversy

over art?   This is not easy, but we

cannot deny his contribution to 

music?? Like no one knew...………………….

Category:general -- posted at: 3:22pm EDT

  I was Rochefort in her first Bolena

with Sam Ramey (who???). It was 

MY THRILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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  Mexico reviews remember CALLAS....Galvany reviews 

for the Aida compared her to Maria!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 8:23pm EDT

  Who else but me looked down

her throat at those E flats!!!!   

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Happy Birthday 6/19/36 to my

darling friend,Marisa Galvany

(well, that is one of her fake names,)

We go back to Yolantha and Bolena.

Still does recitals in N.Carolina. One
of the GREAT singers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Unions do not allow real names if you
sometimes do not get paid,as in early days.)  I know all the names,especially
Ethel Merman




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  Happy Fathers' Day to my dear friend

Sam Ramey, whose son just 

turned 15. It is my fervent hope

that Sam Jr. does not ever

witness this side of Sam.

  We go back a long time, and I

can tell you Sam.Jr.is lucky

to have a great dad!!!!!

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  On this fathers' day, my beloved

friend,Virginia Zeani, wishes

you daddies a Happy Fathers' day.

Category:general -- posted at: 8:17am EDT

On this fathers' day,poor Siepi

gets to sing  "Mio,padre" but a 

certain lady sort of eclipses

his last note. HAM!!!!!!!


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Have you seen this?????

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Delmonaco sang "Trahison" running

out of the tent.He knew it was a broadcast!!

They looked better than Victor and Hedy!!!!

I was there...1958

Category:general -- posted at: 4:47am EDT

My beloved!!! Happy Birthday!

Category:general -- posted at: 4:44am EDT

Rise sat at her desk and told us of her love for Lehmann when she was a student....as if in a trance...and

they sang together!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 4:41am EDT

La Famosa storia di Handelmani e Rise 1/21/56 Since di Stefano broke Rise's arm on the broadcast of Carmen, the club meeting was cancelled..My ma planned a surprise birthday party....How to get Charlie out of the house???No party!!!! They got me to see her when she came back from the hospital...so they could surprise me.but close call..... That PIPPO!!!!!! My friends surprised me..they just arrived before me. What a shock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! However imagine if a certain invited guest was able to attend. TEBALDI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would have fainted! Quest' era la solita storia di Pippo e il mio compleanno.................



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I was 16..First singer I ever met.

Had great times at her home with the club...Made it to

99.....6/11/13...No one could be more beloved in my 

young life..well,also Tebaldi.

Rise,I will never forget you...……………..

Category:general -- posted at: 4:32am EDT


  a god!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Category:general -- posted at: 10:15pm EDT

1978  Horowitz/Mehta.This is

This is my favorite classical work!

"GOD" plays!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:15am EDT

   I learn so much from Mari

Category:general -- posted at: 11:02am EDT

  Alagna said the nicest thing to me:

"I can see in your eyes how you love music!!"


That was so kind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:58am EDT

  Irina is such a sweetheart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:54am EDT

  My darling friend, Irina Lungu.

 6/5/80...A sweet,brilliant lady!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:52am EDT

6/2/49  VERY EXCITING!!!!!

Lets it all hang out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Wonderful!!

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