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 EDT

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 EDT

Adore Shirley as much as

Ebe Stignani!!!! Thrilling

in this opera;saw it w.

Kraus in Carnegie Hall.

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

Shirley Verrett!! Happy Birthday!!!

One of the greatest singers who

sang mezzo and soprano.5/31/31

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

  Olivia is a great soprano

and good friend.Works

with inner-city kids.

A gem of a person.

 

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

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 EDT

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 EDT

Great voice but poor

technique.Callas imitator.

Could have been great.

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

   Really wonderful guy!!!!

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

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

Just found him

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

Forget records! You had to be

there. Titanium vocal chords.

It was a miracle!!!!!

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

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

  We mourn the passing

of the great Gabriel Bacquier,

who would have turned 96

next week! Fabulous man!!!

 

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

I love sam

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

Met debut.I was there.

Held final B until the

curtain closed!!!!!

 

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

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 EDT

Met did Porgy and Bess. I wonder

how Gershwin would have

loved this rendition!

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

  I really loved this guy

Should have been  more appreciated.

 

 

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

,,  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 EDT

  Still sings little high notes on the phone!!!!!!!

 

One of the greatest singers ever.

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

  Sounded as if she was singing in my ear.I could not believe that could happen.  Radvanovsky does that too.

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

     Great man...….What a way to go....in your glory@!!!!

 

But will never get over this.....

Category:general -- posted at: 10:07am EDT

No words can express 3/4/60 and he sounded great until last moment."   O Gioija"

 

My all-time favorite baritone

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

I miss my Rolando......what a guy!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:51am EDT

Testing problem

Category:general -- posted at: 9:27am EDT

 Have to adjust some posts

Category:general -- posted at: 8:15am EDT

She is wonderful

Category:general -- posted at: 7:58am EDT

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:47am EDT

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:43am EDT

My fav.Corelli note is

the Poliuto, but in error

put too many in there

(A friend had just died and

I was nervous.

LOVE YOU AND PLEASE STAY HOME

Corelli Vittoria is not bad.

Loretta just shot Zinka because she caught him kissing her.

Category:general -- posted at: 5:48pm EDT

Mario left...I wonder why>>>>>

 

God bless FRanco...but if Loretta

saw anyone in heaven now

touch him,she would use her

UZI!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 4:50pm EDT

  THE KING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Saw you 40 times …...Never will forget you!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 4:06pm EDT

Saw debut and 41 times.....NO ONE

GREATER!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 4:03pm EDT

When I told her NO ONE sings

like her today, she had me

do a master class for her

students..She knows I

know what a rarity she is.

Category:general -- posted at: 5:54pm EDT

 

  She will never die

in my heart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 5:49pm EDT

 To my beloved friends all

over the world. May God

bless you for your courage

in this terrible time. I wish

you my love and the prayers.

         Sincerely  Charlie

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

  Only 65....Greatest evening

imaginable. Ovation Cut.

Category:general -- posted at: 5:24pm EDT

  My dear friend Sam,

KING of Facebook and superb

singer. Compares Trump

to Adolf H. (who???)

Category:general -- posted at: 5:21pm EDT

I have two Romanian sisters.

Nelly and Virginia!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT

   Since we sang in Barber,Bolena

and know each other since 1970,

I adore Sam, by dear lovable guy!

Category:general -- posted at: 5:11pm EDT

  Her caretaker said she still sang around 

the house into her late 90's!!!!!!!

   God Bless Her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 5:07pm EDT

Magda Olivero was for me

a miracle.Mar.25, 1910.MaDE

IT TO 104.i CALLED HER EVERY

BIRTHDAY....bLESS HER!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 5:04pm EDT

Tell me I exaggerate!

My Mar.19 divas.....

Mom and Diana

Category:general -- posted at: 9:34am EDT

POLITICS??????? Why is she

not as famous as she

should have been??????

I am her unpaid manager....

Category:general -- posted at: 9:31am EDT

  I told Cupido he was NOT STUPIDO.

 

Birthdays  3/19...…………..

Category:general -- posted at: 9:17am EDT

SHARES BIRTHDAY WITH HER

Romeo,ALBerTO  CUPIDO

and my madre!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:14am EDT

Mar.19,1946  Shares birthday

with my mother.....Fell out

of balcony at her Mimi...as good

as Tebaldi,who once kissed her

3/13/77 friendship began

Category:general -- posted at: 9:10am EDT

  Adored Robert Weede!!

Should have done more here.

(Warren might have been too

great...oh well!!!!)

Category:general -- posted at: 6:37pm EDT

Thomas Schippers was

so wonderful>(You can ask

Menotti.). Sad he left us so soon.

Category:general -- posted at: 6:30pm EDT

A few bad high notes but play

act 4 "In Mia Man" and hear

the glory of my favorite

singer.(Who loved herself only.)

Category:general -- posted at: 6:25pm EDT

Sam Ramey followed in Treigle's

 footsteps. Nicest guy IWe met in 1970)

It was Bolena.. Wow!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 6:22pm EDT

Ivan Koslovsky 3/11/1900

 I think Rossini wrote this!

Category:general -- posted at: 6:18pm EDT

But I adore Leyla!!!!!

 Gina Cigna Met Norma.

She was born 3/6/1900.

 Not a pretty sound but WILD!

Category:general -- posted at: 6:15pm EDT

  We lost Elinor this week.

A fine soprano  at 88 yrs.old

 

  Sorry for a few typos..Too much Vodka

Category:general -- posted at: 6:10pm EDT

  Sensational lady who could

drown out three jets!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 6:04pm EDT

Gone too soon. Saw him many,

many times. Just FABULOUS!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 6:01pm EDT

Lost too son. Saw Norman Treigle

many,many times.. a vocal GOD!!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhhkGyJ092E

Category:general -- posted at: 5:57pm EDT

Mirella Freni was so adored.

So sad we just lost her.

I saw Met debut. Beloved!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:13am EDT

  God Bless them!!!!!!!

     Heaven!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:09am EDT

Lotte Lehmann for me is the CARUSO 

of divas 2/27/88.   Sensational!

Rise sat at her desk and spoke

of Lehmann's Eva as if in

a trance....and ended up

doing Octavian with her!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:04am EDT

  This rendition thrills me

  beyond belief. Imagine if

 he had lived 15 more years

(he died at 48), what treasures

(live also) we would have.

Category:general -- posted at: 10:20pm EDT

  2/25/1873  No words express

  what this man was!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 10:04pm EDT

Last note of Butterfly addio (A)...my friend hit me in the ribs from fright....Old standee line was right across from pit and I was in front.

NO ONE could imagine the sound!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

When my ma met her, I could not speak Italian and she had not much English...so I spoke Spanish..That is why she called me "Carlos" and every time we met, she asked for my madre…..

Category:general -- posted at: 11:33am EDT

  I have no words anymore for what she wasto us!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:29am EDT

Last time I saw her.

 

Tre assi e un paio SCARED the life out of us!!!!!!!!!!!

 

OK..The top got flat....so what...she was the most wonderful diva in the world.....and we became close.....

Category:general -- posted at: 11:26am EDT

Listen to the last note.It broke the chandeliers at the Met!!!!!    No one had the  Wagnerian volume and beauty of tone.

I called her every birthday  2/1/22    and "call her" forever.

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

Where was I on 1/31/55??Standing for the debut of Renata Tebaldi, whose birthday (we did not know) was 2/1/55. I will never forget my darling friend and the greatest soprano one could imagine...

I cannot write more..I am crying on the keyboard......

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

That top range was a miracle!

Great artist and friend!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sadness never leaves me.

Category:general -- posted at: 9:17am EDT

Addio,mio caro amico!

Will never forget!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:15am EDT

Greatest Diva voice (1/22/1897)

 Sensational...debut with Caruso!!!!!!

 

Was my Zinka better?????

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

  ….No Bogie...but Maltese great tenor

Category:general -- posted at: 9:04am EDT

Joseph Calleja came out me and said, "Are you Charlie? You are more famous than I am!!" me a hug!!!!!

 A wonderful sweet guy.1/22/78.  From now on, when I write him, I say,  "Charlie, more famous."

Great singer and lovable!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 8:54am EDT

  Great man, despite some choices

I do not like, but one of the

greatest singers ever. Happy Birthday

to us both on 1/21

Category:general -- posted at: 11:13am EDT

Happy Birthday,Placido and me.

I do not have 300 million and I

am not xxx rated, but I used

to have some good baritone

notes (like you do now.)

 

 

 

 

Category:general -- posted at: 11:04am EDT

  Placido, happy birthday to us!

 My baritone voice was not as

good as yours, but you did have

lots of xxxxxx- rated fun.

I guess Marta accepted it.

 Well,when you are worth 300 million

it is not too bad.  Was I a bass? I

did 50 roles but managed it.

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

  I am honored to share 1/21 birthday

with a great man. Nice of Verdi

to put his name in an aria. A shame

they suddenly realized what everyone knew.

Pavarotti today would be in the

same situation. I always told Soviero

to wear metal panties. Love to a

great man.I do not approve of his

baritone singing, but we all know

what a fabulous career he has had.

Gee. my high notes are as good as

his middle. 

 

 

 

 

Category:general -- posted at: 10:49am EDT

  1/19/09  Hans Hotter was a 

sensational bass and baritone

A GOD among artists!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:29am EDT

  I told my buddy Beczala that Jean De R. was louder in the house...but a good man....

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

Bruson not known for Warren,Milnes,MacNeil top....but the great style...vocal line...still singing!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 6:16pm EDT

Charles Kullman   1/13/03   did small roles late...but in his prime......superb!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 6:13pm EDT

We met a few times...a sweetheart..... 1/12/20

People would yell on the street, "Hi,Papageno"

Category:general -- posted at: 6:10pm EDT

Great Renato Bruson….still siging at Charlie's age.

 

He is 1/13/36...ChARLIE AND pLACIDO ARE 1/21,,,,EXCEPT I AM A REAL BARITONE

Category:general -- posted at: 6:05pm EDT

  Piangero per sempre!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:51pm EDT

Sondra and Steven have FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 2:41pm EDT

After my dear buddy had his birthday, Piotr Beczala, I sent him this.

I hope he did not throw up his Xmas dinner.

Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm EDT

1/6/03   Close to Schipa birthday.  Favero!!!!

One of my all-time great recordings...No one like Favero,Muzio,Zeani……..  Today it is

 

    BLAH.....after Soviero........They are so generic

 

 

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

1/2/89   Schipa did not have to be a Corelli.

 

I saw his farewell...Like Kraus...GREAT taste!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

1/4/37    Great singer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:56pm EDT

  HAPPPPPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!

   Greatest tenor since Baum!!!

   Poland DECLARED A HOLIDAY!!!!

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

Happy Birthday to my favorite singer.

Nicest guy around and great singer!!!!!!

 

 12/28     LOVEYA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:53am EDT

This holiday season I miss

my friend Marcello, but at least

heaven will be blessed!!!!

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

   Love to all of you this

  holiday season!!!!!!!!!  Charlie

Category:general -- posted at: 9:22pm EDT

To all you dear people:

  My love for a wonderful

 holiday season:

 

 CHARLIE

 

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

 

Superb voice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 6:15pm EDT

Miguel Villabella, gorgeous voice.

Category:general -- posted at: 6:10pm EDT

  One of our great voices.Happy Holidays from the happy couple.

Category:general -- posted at: 5:29pm EDT


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