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

Hard Year for all of us.

I wish you a better time

and thanks for your

support. You make my

life happy,knowing I

can share my love for

opera with you. Happy

New Year!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 2:33pm EST

She calls herself Marie France.

She lipstinks to herself and

has 125 videos on Youtube.

I needed a tranquilizer!!

Do not shoot me!!!!!

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

I like very few singers

today as in my olden days

but Piotr is special to me

and a sweetheart!!!

Happy Birthday!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 4:48pm EST

   Do it again!!!!!!!

My dear Piotr gets

a BIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Thrilled at Piotr's Birthday

12/28/66..One of the

great singers and a

dear friend.....Miss him!!

Category:general -- posted at: 4:41pm EST

GOD!!!! La Rondine

with Diana!!!! I am

in 7th heaven., Fabio

lost Dessi so young.He

is superb.

I am shocked!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 4:37pm EST

   On the Xmas, I know it

has been a very tough time

for us....but I wish you

all my love and hope we see

the end of our misfortune.

 

  Love  Santa Charlie

Category:general -- posted at: 1:12pm EST

God Bless Milka Ternina,

born 12/19/63. I would

have loved to be in your

studio when you taught

Zinka..my favorite singer.

Did you ever spank her????

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

My "sister" Virginia Zeani

knows I post many of her

videos here and she wishes

all of you love and happiness

at Xmas. She is a love of my

life (since Tebaldi)

Category:general -- posted at: 2:42pm EST

This is NOT my friend

MariSA Galvany. MaRia

was  a nutty wonderful

singer...and the speeds

are correct!!!!!!

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

Dear friends,

  Indeed this has been

an incredibly sad period

and I do hope you have

survived in the face of

tragedy. Let us pray the

vaccine will help and restore

peace and health wherever you

are.

   My sincerest love  Charlie

Category:general -- posted at: 11:39am EST

  I just found the son of my

darling Virginia Zeani on

facebook. Alessandro is a

doctor and now I feel

"part of the family." The

way she sings "CAAAAro"

says so much about her.

Lucky to have had  "three

madres" in my life...My own

ma,Virginia, and Renata.

Category:general -- posted at: 6:42pm EST

Dear friends,

 I have posted here and  on

other forums for so long

I know I may repeat,and

you have archives also.

However,I do not recall

the zillions of things and do

not want to post hip-hop

so bear with me and enjoy

what I post(or skip it).My

buddy from 1977,Diana,did

a fabulous Violetta here with

BRONCHITIS!!! She is really

something.

Category:general -- posted at: 10:47am EST

Not Jimmie Cagney

but a great man!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:40am EST

A marvelous company

with innovative

ideas.BUY the Elektra.

I think you will love

it. My 2nd favorite

opera.

Category:general -- posted at: 9:37am EST

Nowadays,in every venue,

they all sing (usually down

a third) this aria. The very

great Sirach von Bodengraven

joins in. Povero Puccini.

 

Category:general -- posted at: 9:33am EST

  I came to love Piotr

as a great artist and

friend.One of the

special singers today.

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

We just lost her. A wonderful

emotional artist.She reads the

Traviata Letter as good as

Muzio!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 6:42pm EST

Happy Birthday....When she

wrote me and sent photos

I reminded her of the funny

time she came to our party

after a big Gencer party and

only Gencer photos on the

walls and she said "What is

this..  SHRINE???"

Category:general -- posted at: 4:48pm EST

Raina Kabaiwanska  12/15/34   but REAL accident in Tosca..poor Aragall

 

 

Why can't they shoot more tenors????

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

BUY IT!!!!!! Very interesting

company!!!!!! My second

fav.opera!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:19am EST

The (in) famous La Puma opera

co.of thr 60's. They finally threw

us out. I wet my diapers.Note

the tenor's great top! We were

never the same!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 5:29am EST

Il Bacio di Tosca

 

Beloved!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:08am EST

        Yankee Doodle Enrico!!!!!!!

 

The God of voice!!!!!!

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

   Love it!!!!!   I put on my

mask and did Wotan in a

supermarket.They threw

tomatoes...Peasants!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 3:34am EST

  The late Ed Rosen and fake

basso ME in a duet we

always did. Not too bad.

My ego is worse than

Bonisolli.

Category:general -- posted at: 3:27am EST

My favorite singer of

today!!!!!!    I would give

him more cd's but the

luggage would sink the plane.

 

 

Category:general -- posted at: 3:23am EST

They cannot sing like this

anymore.Teachers must

be afraid..Sad!@!!!!!

His "Pazzo son" is wild!

Category:general -- posted at: 3:20am EST

When I mentioned birthdays

I meant that Placido, and

I are both Jan.21.I do

not own Spain, have no

women all over, but

my high G is BARITONAL.

But he is still amazing

at almost 79. He sings

Boris in 2078.

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

Until Facebook un-hacks m(due

to some BUM),I post more

here, and I should anyway.

I get commercials here so

I cannot get your comments.

That is a rule if you pay.

PLEASE send to me at least

some feedback at my e-mail

Placido21@aol.com. Jan.21

is our birthdays. I want to

know if you have enjoyed my'

site these years!!!  Loveya!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:28am EST

My darling Renata's debut

on 1/31/55 and her birthday

was 2/1. I never got over it

Got up 4:30.Froze all day.

She was my my"madre"and

will never forget her love.

Category:general -- posted at: 9:23am EST

    My two buddies..Miss

them so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:13am EST

One of the few great

singers of today and

the nicest guy in the

world!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:05am EST

  I saw this work many

times.It is so wonderful.

Glad Korngold left

Germany in time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TdGX2Wp-vM&t=587shttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TdGX2Wp-vM&t=587shttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TdGX2Wp-vM&t=587s

Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EST

I saw it w.Tucker,Siepi in 1956.

 

NOTHING!!!!!! like this..

maybe Caruso,Ponselle...

 

Category:general -- posted at: 5:34am EST

Just heavenly texted Rossini and

he said, Who wrote that?????

Category:general -- posted at: 9:42am EST

      Well....nothing wrong

with subtlety.

Category:general -- posted at: 9:39am EST

   LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:36am EST

A baby at 65.Magda

in Met Debut. All applause

cut off. Not a man in the

place. I called her every birthday

till 100.Listen to the last

"RIMUUUUUUUNERI" cosi.

Tears all night...and she could sing

another 30 years.

Category:general -- posted at: 9:25am EST

To adore!!Never mind the

vibrato. a sweetheart!!!!

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

That hacker ruined my

birthday tribute of

12/2/23 to a sensational

lady (at least until she

got skinny)

Category:general -- posted at: 8:34am EST

Count the GREATS today!!

My dear Piotr........Reminds me of the

 past.I give him good CD's..Loves 

Gedda and Wunderlich!!!!

That figures!!!! I miss him!!!

He introduced me to a great

Polish tenor's son-Jan Kiepura Jr.

 

Category:general -- posted at: 8:29am EST

  Great Man!!!!!! Saw him

a zillion times. Thanks

to Paul Althouse,his teacher

Category:general -- posted at: 8:20am EST

Thanks for Richard Tucker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

 Argue forever!!!!!!!

NO ONE tops this

man. Heart and

soul and something

NO ONE can surpass!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 3:44am EST

NOTHING beats my all-

time love!! 88 times was

not enough, but I did

have to graduate.

BUT...personality was

no Renata!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 3:31am EST

Gelb lost so much

money and singers

because of the virus,

he is hiring this great

queen when they open.

(Who said the Met never

had queens??????)

Category:general -- posted at: 3:21am EST

Je pleure!!!!!! I adore

this scene....and guess

who was an extra?????

George London!!!

Vive la liberte!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 3:17am EST

Many cannot take the

"goat-like" vibrato.

She was a charmer;

poor lady died in

childbirth!!!! Love her!

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

Despite my adoring

chest,she never got to

me.Strange!!!!!! However,

a great career!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 3:08am EST

 1/7/1863   Pietro Mascagni

Catching up after a bum

hacked me!!!!!!! Bruna Rasa

is so calm!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST


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