She takes the name of a real

French singer, Mary France.

She lipsynchs to herself

and has 125 videos. I

feel so normal!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 12:35pm EST

  On Selma Kurz's birthday,

I apologize for not my usual

posts being put here.

The Virus causes lots of

depression;I will make

it up to you.

Kurz is TRILLLLLLLING!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 12:28pm EST

For me,greatest Met broadc.

it was my third birthday

and mommy never took

me.What a cast!!!!!!

Tibbett was phenomenal

at end Council sc. w.

early Warren as Paolo

Category:general -- posted at: 12:17pm EST

Incredibly exciting!!!!!!

We miss her so much!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:44pm EST

The great Piero Cappuccilli   

Born 11/9/29. Fabulous

but the Met ignored him.

Category:general -- posted at: 10:46am EST

Great singer...tough guy.

Someone compared his

intonation to James

Cagney!!! I'm a Yankee

Doodle Siegmund.

Category:general -- posted at: 7:36pm EST

The great (and tough)

Jon Vickers 10/29/26

tells a Tristan cougher

what he thinks!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Imagine singing Puritani,

Lucia,Aida,Senta,Vespri.

Had Callas not lost weight

she could have done 70

roles like my Virginia.

Category:general -- posted at: 5:44pm EST

Just the "CA" of "Caro"

summarizes what kind

of emotion she had.

Over 70 roles and could

have done more.

Category:general -- posted at: 4:38pm EST

Muzio,Olivero,Soviero,Favero

and Virginia belong to a

school of singing totally

absent today. Bless my

dear friend,who just said

her room is filled with

flowers.(not poveri either)

Category:general -- posted at: 4:02pm EST

Spoke to Zeani on her 95th.

One of the greatest singers

and a dear friend.

Category:general -- posted at: 3:58pm EST

   Virginia,my LOVE!!!!

You are 95 today,Oct.21

God bless my darling!!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:36pm EST

   So wonderful, and

Scuderi still had voice.

Category:general -- posted at: 7:43pm EST

My darling "sister"

will be 95 on Oct.21.

She is one of the very

greatest singers and a

dear loving friend.

Category:general -- posted at: 7:13pm EST

Gianna Rolandi is a

riot in Cenerentola.

Category:general -- posted at: 5:12pm EST

WE HAVE GEDDA CRACKING ON

A PERLE NERE TAPE,SO IT

IS NOT EASY TO SING.THIS

GUY TRIES IT AGAIN!!!!!

 

Category:general -- posted at: 11:11am EST

Some lady at City Opera

Traviata had a "problem" and

dear Henry Price,born 10/18/45

kept going.We thought it was

Zinka Milanov sitting on a

nail.

Category:general -- posted at: 11:06am EST

Sensational!!!!!!! Callas;

e flat drives one mad

and Bechi is Ruffo no.2

Luciano Neroni is Zaccaria

Category:general -- posted at: 12:21pm EST

Shock!!! On the Internet

here was this "kid" at

about 15 who sounded

like a "pro." I just see

him on Youtube and

cracked up.He visited

me....who would know??

Category:general -- posted at: 12:03pm EST

Mio Dio!!! Dmitri No.2

Discovery!!!!!!! The guy

is superb. I wrote him

about how Dmitri used

to give me the cheek kisses.

Magnificent.Go to Youtube.

Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am EST

   Found a new tenor...He is

"quarantined" in his garage.

When virus ends, hope he comes

out!!! Youtube shows me new

people....Bravo!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:45am EST

I adore her,despite her

flaws. She is the  "Regina

delle pirate." Love her

more than most divas.

Category:general -- posted at: 7:27pm EST

LOVED Leyla Gencer. We made

her a party after Attila. All divas'

photos off the wall,except hers.

Kabaiwanska walked in months

later and exclaimed, "What is

this..a SHRINE?????"

Category:general -- posted at: 7:24pm EST

    Incredible!!!!! Penno

broke the roof, but did

not last.Zinka sings like

an angel....The "Pace"

alone is an all-time joy!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EST

How wonderful to know

Piotr and Sondra.Two of

the great singers of this era

and sweet people.

Category:general -- posted at: 7:31pm EST

Great tenor in Huguenots

duet w.Margarete Teschemacher.

One of my favorites.

   Have not posted enouugh.

  I WILL!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 7:25pm EST

Kraus was a great artist.

Never pushed the voice

like Schipa,Bergonzi,

Gedda. Not a big sound

but so elegant.

Category:general -- posted at: 6:43pm EST

   Give the bird a hanky!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 4:13pm EST

That exposed high C kills

them all!!!!! My Aidas have

been Tebaldi,Price,

Milanov,Stella,Nilsson,

Ponselle(gggg).She is a

truly wonderful star!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 3:33pm EST

  Facebook posters tell

me who is special. She

is a discovery!!!!

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

SHAME!!!!   I thought

I knew them all.She is

superb. I wrote her I

heavenly texted Birgit.

 

I will post more soon.

Category:general -- posted at: 3:19pm EST

Saw him over 65 times.

Never missed a note!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 2:28pm EST

Paul Plishka was a kid when

we sang together in the

Paterson Co. He is a sweet

guy,and went through much

tragedy. We sang in Forza,

Boheme,Don Carlo,Iolantha.

He "retired" but came back.

Happy to know you!!!!

 

Category:general -- posted at: 2:23pm EST

I adored Richard Tucker.

Greatest voice for me

and I saw them all!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 2:19pm EST

Great guy and what a top!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 4:16pm EST

    Three pretty good girls

Eames 8/13/65  Wow!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:38pm EST

 You know I have seen the BEST.

I think she is superb. We wrote

each other. If the Virus

ever ends, I want her here!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 3:12pm EST

Discovery!!!!!

 

Eva Kong from Korea.

Magnificent!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:48am EST

.....Is the voice and the

personality of my

favorite singer,Piotr

Beczala. This is from

his new "Vincero" cd.

Category:general -- posted at: 3:09pm EST

Nothing like this anymore

If the Met does not open

soon, I will drown myself in

the fountain so I can see these

guys (and Renata) again!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 3:02pm EST

Made error on Barioni birthday.

I have to figure out how to

correct errors in text.

Category:general -- posted at: 2:21pm EST

The ULTIMATE black

voiced-basso. One of

the greats.

Category:general -- posted at: 2:13pm EST

Loved this guy. Gorgeous

middle voice.Pushed a bit

on top. but great sound.

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

 Dear friends,

 I have been posting so much

on Facebook,owing to the

boredom caused by the

virus so I have not posted

enough here.So here is the

great Apollo Granforte

(suitable name)  7/29/1886

Category:general -- posted at: 12:36pm EST

   Things are so tough

   these days!!!! We must

   do your best to conquer

   our fears.

  With my love   Charlie

Category:general -- posted at: 4:13pm EST

   An 80 yr.Old greatan

leaves us. He was

superb!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 8:13am EST

     I was never a bass.My last

teacher,Jerry Lo Monaco,showed

me how to cover and I was able

to sing baritone..I never liked

my voice...but doing 50

roles and not being able to

read music is not too bad.

Category:general -- posted at: 12:23am EST

Great Man .Sad  Died at 54

on stage...Love him.

Category:general -- posted at: 12:06am EST

I did not know of this!!!!!!!

I am ashamed.She will shoot me.

Diana Soviero to me is still

one of the greatest!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:32pm EST

Arsen made a great transition

from baritone to tenor. That

is amazing.BUT never go

the opposite way.Verdi would 

get mad...I think!!

Category:general -- posted at: 4:44pm EST

  Arsen Soghomonyan

also sings baritone and

it is fun!!!! I hope he stays

mostly tenor, for he is

superb, but sometimes

it is successful.

Category:general -- posted at: 11:49am EST

  I was doing a Facebook

compilation of sings from

Armenia and look what I

found!!!!!   Great!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:43am EST

Beautiful tenor who died

at 48 in a car crash. So sad!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:29pm EST

From the great "old school"

of singing. Wonderful!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:24pm EST

  I see Rise in that silver

outfit coming down the

stairs!!!! This is also

a fine video with 2

great stars.

Category:general -- posted at: 1:24pm EST

Great Sophie and a marvelous

voice. There are so many

one cannot keep up!!!!!

   I caught up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:21pm EST

I love the Waltraute scene

and Dunn is superb. The

other lady is fairly well-known.

Category:general -- posted at: 1:18pm EST

Early techniques were

not kind to divas. Gadski

and others cannot really

be heard in a LIVE recording.
Ladies suffered from the

inability to capture what

they really were.

Category:general -- posted at: 1:14pm EST

WILD soprano Maria gay

and husband Giovanni

Zenatello.She was a

dynamo!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:10pm EST

Scary!!!!!!! Caruso did

not sing much with this

man,whose voice was

gigantic!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:07pm EST

Another diva from the golden

age of supposedly "lesser-known"

singers. I hope I turn you all

on to what is available!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:03pm EST

YouTube allows you to

discover so many

superb stars,like

Burzio.

Category:general -- posted at: 12:59pm EST

Marton had a fabulous voice 

and was one of our great

divas;the voice eventually

got rough,but in her prime

she was extraordinary.

   I am catching up on my podcasts!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 12:56pm EST

  To all of you at a tragic

period in the world, may

I wish you all my love and hope

we can combat with courage

this dreaded virus.

             Love to All!  Charlie

Category:general -- posted at: 11:40am EST

Pretty and beloved 6/18/07

but Nelson had to hold

his ears.Am I mean?

Blame the virus!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:18am EST

Snobbish Bing fired her

because she sang with Jimmie

Durante,my ma's friend. Top

notes were short, but a

great voice and lots offun.

 6/16/88.

Category:general -- posted at: 11:10am EST

Elizabeth Schumann

6.13.88  A voice from

HEAVEN!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:03am EST

So sad he killed himself.

A darling person and a

wonderful tenor.

Rest in Peace.!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EST

Spoiled forever by her Carmen

She died in the curtain. My

beloved Rise.Made it to 99.

I will treasure her all my life.

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

Sorry to have missed some birthdays.

First singer I met and in her

club.My adored Rise Stevens.

Category:general -- posted at: 10:50am EST

I have been a bit slow on

my posts; I go from TV

to Facebook and have to

catch up on my buddies

out there. Here is the late

Jerry Hadley 6/16/52 and my 

Diana Soviero. I will post

more soon.   Hope you are

safe.Life has been rough!

Category:general -- posted at: 4:39pm EST

I meant to say if you sang for

free in some shows you changed

your name. I was Carlo Handelmania.

Category:general -- posted at: 6:53am EST

...so she had many fake names.

I know them all. If you can

guess them, you can have

my Bocelli tapes.

Category:general -- posted at: 6:50am EST

I was not in this Bolena

but in first one,and it

was a thrill of my life

(with Ramey,the new guy)

Category:general -- posted at: 6:46am EST

I looked down her throat at

Bolena rehearsals and saw

Callas very mad.

Category:general -- posted at: 6:43am EST

Daughter Sally does not care

about high E flats.

Category:general -- posted at: 6:40am EST

My darling birthday lady

Marisa Galvany, one of the

most exciting singers.

Category:general -- posted at: 6:38am EST

Marisa Galvany (one of her

fake names) and I go back

55 yrs.  6/19/36.More later!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:44pm EST

  DISCOVERY!!!!!!!!

 and I have seen all of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 7:01pm EST

London had a herniated vocal

chord and retired a bit

earlier, but he was a DYNAMO

of a singer. Saw him a lot.

Category:general -- posted at: 5:08pm EST

At the Met Boris had to tumble

all the way down many

steps. We always gasped.

A great man!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 5:05pm EST

Adore Shirley as much as

Ebe Stignani!!!! Thrilling

in this opera;saw it w.

Kraus in Carnegie Hall.

Category:general -- posted at: 4:59pm EST

Shirley Verrett!! Happy Birthday!!!

One of the greatest singers who

sang mezzo and soprano.5/31/31

Category:general -- posted at: 4:55pm EST

  Olivia is a great soprano

and good friend.Works

with inner-city kids.

A gem of a person.

 

Category:general -- posted at: 4:52pm EST

My darling friend,Olivia Stapp

is 80...Was once a mezzo.

She is a sweetheart and she

takes that great D. Mean other

buddy Ramey is the King.

Category:general -- posted at: 4:49pm EST

Great but troubled artist.

My friend Gwynne Cornell

is with her.Gwynne passed

away at 50.We sang

together a lot.

  Stratas was a fabulous intelligent

artist.despite problems.

Category:general -- posted at: 4:38pm EST

Great voice but poor

technique.Callas imitator.

Could have been great.

Category:general -- posted at: 4:31pm EST

   Really wonderful guy!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 12:58pm EST

Zak!!!!!! Superb guy!!!!

Just found him

Category:general -- posted at: 12:39pm EST

Forget records! You had to be

there. Titanium vocal chords.

It was a miracle!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 6:59pm EST

You HAD to be there,

especially for Gioconda,

to hear those glorious

tones. I am glad I graduated

from college, cutting classes

to stand for her perf.

Category:general -- posted at: 6:28pm EST

My all-time favorite singer

whom I saw live. She made

my life so happy,even though

her name KUNC represented

her personality. May 17, 1906

was Nilsson's and Zinka's birthdays

 

Category:general -- posted at: 6:19pm EST

I know her caretaker

who said she could sing

like this almost to the end

at 104. I consider Magda

as the vocal miracle of opera

 

Category:general -- posted at: 12:45pm EST

  We mourn the passing

of the great Gabriel Bacquier,

who would have turned 96

next week! Fabulous man!!!

 

Category:general -- posted at: 12:57am EST

I love sam

Category:general -- posted at: 5:30pm EST

Met debut.I was there.

Held final B until the

curtain closed!!!!!

 

Category:general -- posted at: 5:46pm EST

When I met Sam Ramey,it was a 1970

Bolena rehearsal. Since then he

became of the opera's greatest stars

and a dear guy we all love.

Category:general -- posted at: 5:20pm EST

Met did Porgy and Bess. I wonder

how Gershwin would have

loved this rendition!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:02pm EST

  I really loved this guy

Should have been  more appreciated.

 

 

Category:general -- posted at: 12:16pm EST

,,  my error!!!   I cut off Sondra's

name,saying like Cossotto,

she sounds as if she is singing

in my EAR! Another friend,

Stephen Costello, is the

tenor.They have fun!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:11am EST


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