Caruso   2/25/1873

Destinn 2/26/ 1877

 

Golden age!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:56am EST

Over the years,the top

got very flat,but in her

prime,she was amazing.

The tenor is not too bad

either!!!!!

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

For many years I have posted

over 1644 clips. In the

]beginning,I got many

commercials but I had

to stop the comment

section, but I want to

know what you think of

the site and what ideas

you have.I have now over

2 million "hits." PLEASE

get in touch if you desire

through E-mail  at:

Placido21@aol.com.He

know we have the same

birthday,although I am poor.

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

One of the greatest voices

I have ever heard.Really

magnificent.

Category:general -- posted at: 12:29pm EST

Marni Nixon was the voice

of so many stars in fim.I

saw her LIVE in My Fair Lady.

Wonderful...not credited...

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

Zenatello2/22/1876

Destinn  2/26/1878

 Two greats

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

No one...NO ONE can rival

the GOD of singing.I know people

whose fathers or grandfathers

heard him live..and say we only get

1/3 of what he was

 2/25/1873   Bless him FOREVER!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 12:14am EST

It is heavy for her, but,very exciting.

This was when she spoke of

the "gente di merda." She

did make up w.Luciano.

(No prelude performed)

 

Category:general -- posted at: 10:02am EST

Some day they will do the whole Ring

and throw tomatoes at Hagen.

Category:general -- posted at: 9:57am EST

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9oYW5kZWxtYW5pYS5saWJzeW4uY29tL3Jzcw/episode/OWRkMmY3OTAxZGIxODc1OGNiZGRjYjhkMGNkYTEzYWU?hl=en&ved=2ahUKEwit7r7AvfbuAhVPk1kKHes-A1EQjrkEegQIAxAI&ep=6

 

 

You may get to this.  I sang

in a company with the worst

singer EVER...and needed

RAID since he took a bath

every one year. I hope you

get this.

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9oYW5kZWxtYW5pYS5saWJzeW4uY29tL3Jzcw/episode/OWRkMmY3OTAxZGIxODc1OGNiZGRjYjhkMGNkYTEzYWU?hl=en&ved=2ahUKEwit7r7AvfbuAhVPk1kKHes-A1EQjrkEegQIAxAI&ep=6

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

https://www.podchaser.com/creators/charles-handelman-107aIXC1ob

 

For new people..Reminding

you that 1644 podcasts,and

early ones with narration,

are available!!!!! Loveya!!!!

https://www.podchaser.com/creators/charles-handelman-107aIXC1ob

Category:general -- posted at: 12:29pm EST

In English...but what a

delight.She stole the

opera and he was a very

great artist.

 I am doing more...right?

The Virus keeps me home.

Category:general -- posted at: 12:24pm EST

I was at this Gioconda with

my favorite singer,Zinka,

and friend of over 50 yrs.

Regina Resnik. Bing hardly

gave Regina dramatic roles

and she had to fight her way.

Category:general -- posted at: 12:19pm EST

Exciting Gulin with Baglioni

in Gioconda duet.Cigna and

Elmo also to be remembered.

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

We have no really dramatic

tenors..Remember,I saw

Corelli and Del Monaco

each 40 times. Good to have

one at least in recent past.

Category:general -- posted at: 12:13pm EST

Incredible courage after

paralysis.I met her at

closing old Met.

Category:general -- posted at: 12:08pm EST

Rita Gorr was a fabulous

mezzo.A friend saw the

Fricka in Paris and was

just raving. 2/18/26

with George London

Category:general -- posted at: 12:01pm EST

https://tunein.com/podcasts/Arts--Culture-Podcasts/handelmanias-Podcast-p1133650/?topicId=122333772

 

 

 

easy to hear my podcasts here.

https://tunein.com/podcasts/Arts--Culture-Podcasts/handelmanias-Podcast-p1133650/?topicId=122333772

Category:general -- posted at: 12:02pm EST

LOVE to you all on

this Valentine's Day!

I will be posting more

but please remember

you are so wonderful

all these years, and I

appreciate it so much.

  Love  Charlie

Category:general -- posted at: 9:09pm EST

If he sounded like this

live,I would go nuts!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 12:14pm EST

  Jussi was a legendary singer, but live

I found the voice smallish.I do not

think I missed great years.

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

Did I ever post anything

from the (in)famous old

La Puma Opera. I needed

diapers...but we had fun!

Note the GREAT tenor and

his approach to the top.

We had such fun, until

they threw us out.

Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm EST

Her return to the Met.

I called her every birthday

and let me tell you,

she was the most beloved

person to all of us.

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

She slowly rose from the

chair,came forward, and

when she got to " E mio,"

the roof fell in.NO OTHER

soprano ever had the volume

coupled with the beauty.

I will treasure her forever.

 

 

Category:general -- posted at: 4:09pm EST

Last B flat is the closest

to what we heard live.

It was AWESOME!!!!

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

The "second madre" of

my life..my darling friend

Renata Tebaldi. Hard to

find words to express

what she meant to us!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 3:55pm EST

I know Magda's caretaker

and he said she sang around

the house at 100 Plus. She

was a miracle!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 12:26am EST

What a shame we never

really knew what Lanza

was like live. He died at 36

and born 1/31/21. Before

tasteless films,early acetates

show much promise.

Category:general -- posted at: 3:53pm EST

Marcello and I used to

speak of that great squillo.

We do not have this these

days. I once asked him how

he had such breath control

in "E lucevan." He said,

"It's a TRICK!!!!"

Category:general -- posted at: 2:10pm EST

Recently we lost two great

singers whom I knew and

whom I miss so much.

They gave us so much

and I will never forget

what they meant to us.

Category:general -- posted at: 2:06pm EST

I miss Marcello so much.

He was a dear guy and

 it is so sad he left us

so young.

Category:general -- posted at: 2:03pm EST

  Feliz Cumpleanos

a un artista famoso

y tienes mucha voz

a mi edad (mas que

tu en mi cumpleanos

que es 1/21/ tambien)

Category:general -- posted at: 8:35pm EST

Two great stars have birthdays

on Jan.21.One is a real baritone.

Bless him at 80 for a fabulous

career.The Met should be

ashamed!!! We will go to

the Met fountain and sing!

Category:general -- posted at: 2:53pm EST

Marin is growing up, and I

have more recent tapes

that show much more

of his talent, but I told

him to wait for Puritani.

How wonderful to find a

kid who knows who Corelli

was. Time will tell.

Category:general -- posted at: 11:55am EST

I just discovered Marin Bulic

from Croatia (like Zinka)

and here is as a kid with

"Nessun Dorma" a tone UP.

He now is 15, and the voice

is maturing and I have "adopted"

him. His recent tapes show an

amazing talent, and I hope he

has a fine career,and is nicer

than Zinka.

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

  The cast is at the end

of this enjoyable video.

I always wanted to sing

Don Magnifico, but e

tarde!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:13pm EST

After that awful rendition

of this song, I have to play

my dear Piotr!!! I miss him

so much....great artist and

such a wonderful person.

Category:general -- posted at: 1:04pm EST

  I hope my friend Piotr

does not hear this. There

are people like me who

LOVE terrible singing.If

you are a "purist." then do

not listen....but we have

a lot of fun!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:01pm EST

I saw 5 in 1956 and another

or so. It was something

remarkable. You could

hear her in Pesaro!!! She

became our most beloved

love and after she retired,

every Feb.1 birthday I

called and we chatted.

My life has been so happy

having had "tre madri"..

Zeani,Tebaldi, and my madre.

Category:general -- posted at: 12:55pm EST

Apr.3,1975, at 65,Magda

made her Met debut. No

words can adequately tell

you what it meant to us.

I adore that line at the end

of the aria ("Rimuuuuneri

cosi!!!!." Applause is cut.We

went on forever!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 12:50pm EST

I know her caretaker and he

said she sang around the house

till 100.I called her every birthday

to hear that beautiful VERISMO

voice. It was just a thrill for me,

and I saw her Fedora and two

Toscas, and the Met debut at

65. Great thrills in my life.

Category:general -- posted at: 12:42pm EST

   Our Presidential Jan.20 Biden

Inauguration is really not as

special as Jan.21, the birthday

of two great artists. Placido

and I will go to the Met

fountain and he will swim

with 67 girls, but I will sing

REAL BARITONE ARIAS.. This

will CURE the Virus!!!!!!

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

Some fine artists and

interesting concepts.

I own every Ring, even if

it takes place in Pompeii.

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

NO ONE can tell what she

was live.It was something

never ever heard.Only Tebaldi

had the volume. We went

crazy every performance.

Category:general -- posted at: 5:14pm EST

Another superb Romanian.

That land really brings them

out.....

Category:general -- posted at: 5:06pm EST

Marvelous artist.Left

us too soon!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 5:01pm EST

  True greatness!

  Remarkable!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 4:58pm EST

Happy Birthday to the

great Marilyn Horne.

1/16/34.Nice to have fun

with Carol and Eileen.

Category:general -- posted at: 4:56pm EST

Time to sample  works that

are not "in the mainstream"

Category:general -- posted at: 8:59pm EST

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