For new people..Reminding

you that 1644 podcasts,and

early ones with narration,

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

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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 EDT

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 EDT

Exciting Gulin with Baglioni

in Gioconda duet.Cigna and

Elmo also to be remembered.

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

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 EDT

Incredible courage after

paralysis.I met her at

closing old Met.

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

Rita Gorr was a fabulous

mezzo.A friend saw the

Fricka in Paris and was

just raving. 2/18/26

with George London

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easy to hear my podcasts here.

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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

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If he sounded like this

live,I would go nuts!!!!

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

  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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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.



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Last B flat is the closest

to what we heard live.

It was AWESOME!!!!

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

The "second madre" of

my darling friend

Renata Tebaldi. Hard to

find words to express

what she meant to us!!!!!

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

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

  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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

  The cast is at the end

of this enjoyable video.

I always wanted to sing

Don Magnifico, but e


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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 EDT

  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 EDT

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 EDT

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!!!!!

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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 EDT

   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


will CURE the Virus!!!!!!

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

Some fine artists and

interesting concepts.

I own every Ring, even if

it takes place in Pompeii.

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

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 EDT

Another superb Romanian.

That land really brings them


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

Marvelous artist.Left

us too soon!!!!!!

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

  True greatness!


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

Happy Birthday to the

great Marilyn Horne.

1/16/34.Nice to have fun

with Carol and Eileen.

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

Time to sample  works that

are not "in the mainstream"

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

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

   Do it again!!!!!!!

My dear Piotr gets

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

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

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 EDT

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 EDT

   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 EDT

God Bless Milka Ternina,

born 12/19/63. I would

have loved to be in your

studio when you taught favorite singer.

Did you ever spank her????

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

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 EDT

This is NOT my friend

MariSA Galvany. MaRia

was  a nutty wonderful

singer...and the speeds

are correct!!!!!!

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

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


   My sincerest love  Charlie

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

  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 EDT

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


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

Not Jimmie Cagney

but a great man!!!!!

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

A marvelous company

with innovative

ideas.BUY the Elektra.

I think you will love

it. My 2nd favorite


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

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 EDT

  I came to love Piotr

as a great artist and

friend.One of the

special singers today.

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

We just lost her. A wonderful

emotional artist.She reads the

Traviata Letter as good as


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

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 EDT

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 EDT

BUY IT!!!!!! Very interesting

company!!!!!! My second


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

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 EDT

Il Bacio di Tosca



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

        Yankee Doodle Enrico!!!!!!!


The God of voice!!!!!!

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

   Love it!!!!!   I put on my

mask and did Wotan in a

supermarket.They threw


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

  The late Ed Rosen and fake

basso ME in a duet we

always did. Not too bad.

My ego is worse than


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

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 EDT

They cannot sing like this

anymore.Teachers must

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

His "Pazzo son" is wild!

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

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 EDT

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 Jan.21

is our birthdays. I want to

know if you have enjoyed my'

site these years!!!  Loveya!!!

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

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 EDT

    My two buddies..Miss

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

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

One of the few great

singers of today and

the nicest guy in the


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

  I saw this work many

times.It is so wonderful.

Glad Korngold left

Germany in time.

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

I saw it w.Tucker,Siepi in 1956.


NOTHING!!!!!! like this..

maybe Caruso,Ponselle...


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

Just heavenly texted Rossini and

he said, Who wrote that?????

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

      Well....nothing wrong

with subtlety.

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

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

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

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


Tears all night...and she could sing

another 30 years.

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

To adore!!Never mind the

vibrato. a sweetheart!!!!

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

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 EDT

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 EDT

  Great Man!!!!!! Saw him

a zillion times. Thanks

to Paul Althouse,his teacher

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

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

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

 Argue forever!!!!!!!

NO ONE tops this

man. Heart and

soul and something

NO ONE can surpass!!!!

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

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 EDT

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 EDT

Je pleure!!!!!! I adore

this scene....and guess

who was an extra?????

George London!!!

Vive la liberte!!!!!!

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

Many cannot take the

"goat-like" vibrato.

She was a charmer;

poor lady died in

childbirth!!!! Love her!

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

Despite my adoring

chest,she never got to

me.Strange!!!!!! However,

a great career!!!

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

 1/7/1863   Pietro Mascagni

Catching up after a bum

hacked me!!!!!!! Bruna Rasa

is so calm!!!!!!!

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

12/18/18    You can be

great without breaking

the chandeliers.

Category:general -- posted at: 2:51am EDT

12/7/06   How did I know

Elektra would be my 2nd


Hoengen was almost as

scary as Regina.

Category:general -- posted at: 2:47am EDT

When I see the scene from my

favorite film, Casablanca,,

and Madeline LeBeau,the

last surviving member of

the cast, sing  "mugir les

feroces soldats,"with the

tears streaming down both

her and my faces. I wish we

could take those idiots here

who KILL our anthem.

This may be funny, but it shows

what horrendous taste some

people have. VIVE France...and bring back

the end of the Carmelites!

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

I am sending this to all

of the courageous human

beings on the globe as a

loving symbol of all the

tragedies they have experienced

in their lifetime, and to add

my love and heartfelt wishes

during this terrible time. All over

our world, YOU have been so

blessed in your matter

where you are. YOU are indeed

OUR PEARLS!!!!!!!   Love CH

Category:general -- posted at: 6:09am EDT

He conquered!!!!!!

One of the greatest

voices.Happy he was

able to sing again!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 5:23am EDT

I want  a new Vaccine

called PIOTR. I have

had trouble  with the

computer.Hope I can

catch up.... He adores Gedda

and Wunderlich. I see why!

Category:general -- posted at: 2:03am EDT

Frank was a great guy.......I will catch up soon.


have had problems

Category:general -- posted at: 9:45pm EDT

Sorry part of message cut

e mail is:



He will be 79 I will be 85

Category:general -- posted at: 4:33pm EDT

Someone hacked my facebook account.Until resolved or till I get another site I will post more....and eventually will add a site so you can comment.I had disabled comments here because of commercials I could not avoid

If you wish  to comment on anything I have posted here  e mail me at


Leo espanol

Leggo Italiano

Mon francais n'est pas trop mal

     or write in Sanskrit


I love you and wan t to thank you for years of support

That Hacker must know I do not like Rap









at least you will have more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 4:20pm EDT

Saddest life..Sensational singer

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