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. 

 

 

 

 

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  1/19/09  Hans Hotter was a 

sensational bass and baritone

A GOD among artists!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 EST

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

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

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

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

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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

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

  HAPPPPPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!

   Greatest tenor since Baum!!!

   Poland DECLARED A HOLIDAY!!!!

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

Happy Birthday to my favorite singer.

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

 

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

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

This holiday season I miss

my friend Marcello, but at least

heaven will be blessed!!!!

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

   Love to all of you this

  holiday season!!!!!!!!!  Charlie

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

To all you dear people:

  My love for a wonderful

 holiday season:

 

 CHARLIE

 

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

 

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

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

Miguel Villabella, gorgeous voice.

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

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

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

Category:general -- posted at: 5:19pm EST

Nicest guy in the opera world.

Glad he didn't wear her wig.

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

  ONE WORD sums up what we will never have today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Parola!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

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

Barbieri and Giulietta will still send each other 

poisoned lasagna.  I knew Fedora but

was afraid to ask about Giulietta!!!

She would hit me with her chests

Category:general -- posted at: 6:48pm EST

    Love her...not appreciated enough here

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

See my comments!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  I reminded Kabaiwanska that when she

came to a party (the one after we had

Gencer's) that when Raina saw only Gencer

photos on the walls, she said

"What is this, a SHRINE????"

 

LOVE Raina

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

   Barbieri said "A te la mala birthday,"

 Giulietta.      I knew Fedora.She was pazza!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 6:33pm EST

Fedora said that anyone who celebrates

Simionato's birthday belongs in the HOT place

 

What Love//////////////////////

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

Fedora did not care about Simionato's

Birthday.She said......I would rather go

to the hot other place than see her here.

 

Such LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  Now I have to hide Grigolo behind

Piotr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

I hid Price and Norman Carmen at Tower

behind Resnik's.  She might have had to

bail me out.  75 yrs.since Met debut.

 

The greatest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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

75 yrs.ago Resnik made debut 1944 (Leonora)

Zinka was "seek"She denied it.

Resnik did funniest Zinka on phone for me

Zinka never read the annals..Vat a Kunc!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:34am EST

If he got the earring from her bosom    you would never see him again

Category:general -- posted at: 11:08am EST

1/5/46   Lucky boy Jose...…...great tenor

Category:general -- posted at: 11:02am EST

    A date God Created Divas

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

  Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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

   the  Tibbett year is 1876...I ain't that old.

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

Five Fav.old tenors for me...Here is GOD (no.2)

Caruso is first.

Category:general -- posted at: 5:42pm EST

...my parents for not taking me to a sensational perf. Tibbett, 11/16/1896 and a sensationsal perf.on my third birthday.

 

The man was a GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 5:36pm EST

Yes,she had her flaws(Nabucco)

but the woman gave 1000% every night!

Category:general -- posted at: 7:16pm EST

  Best Screams in opera history 

if you check youtube!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  Met Farewell of the beloved Leonie

Rysanek…..How we adored her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 7:06pm EST

Could have done 175 (and Salome)

Go to YouTube...it goes on forever!!!!!

    

Category:general -- posted at: 5:59pm EST

  "I wanted it realistic so I died

635 times.".Oh..her knes!

Category:general -- posted at: 5:56pm EST

  I knew Tebldi, but here is my 

"second sister!!!!!!!"

 

Category:general -- posted at: 5:51pm EST

 

    Now in Florida Facility

Still hits e flat on phone

One of all-time GREATEST!!!!!!!!

 

Happy Birthday

 

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

         MY SISTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

I told Soviero to wear metal

panties but she did not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:32am EST

He was great...………….

 

     Even the hanky

Category:general -- posted at: 11:20am EST

  Now you can have a contest with the greats.

  You once told me people do not like your

squillo.I bet Lauri-Volpi is jealous!!!!!

   Thinking of what you gave the world.

   I will never forget you..... Rest  in peace.

    Il tuo Carlo....pensando sempre di te

Category:general -- posted at: 9:11pm EST

    My dear friend is gone!

 

Marcello and I always spoke

of the OLD TIME squillo…..

 

  Addio mio caro amico!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Happpppy Birtday

Category:general -- posted at: 6:11pm EST

She is NOT FAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Happy Birthday...……………………...

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

  Sad...Died before Met did it

  for him.

 

     GREAT MAN..I spent some time with

     Sarah shortly after he died...………...

 

Category:general -- posted at: 7:34am EST

  My darling Irina!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 7:06am EST

I love her...and what a sweet lady!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 7:03am EST

Caruso sang Elisir and Juive

Tucker sang Cosi and la Juive.

 

Can't a Jew  CRY??? Italians DO!!!

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

So Tucker could be 
over the top"

 

What about Gigli????? He cried!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I adored the man.....Couldn't hit a bad note

 

8/28/1913

Category:general -- posted at: 6:56am EST

...and Grigolo sells out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 2:52am EST

Beviamo ai novissimi LEGAMI

Butterfly act One. To this day

will never forget him.Pushed but a GOD

of tone  8/6/30.   Adored a man

who put out an LP(No fooling)

that was entitled "E Avanti a lui

tremava tutto il Met!

  Carreras,Gigli,Di Stefano

and Daniele.     I HEAR LEGAMI NOW!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 2:48am EST

  I am the fool with glasses. The late Ed

Rosen,Marty Broms(center),Vinnie

Titone did our CELESTE.I really look

like I came out of a madhouse.

   BUT we did a "Three tenor takeoff"

but Charlie.....you should be shot!

  But we really all could sing...…

  Please stay on this site even though

I belong in Bonisolli's nuthouse

 

But together we did about 700 perf...

and GOOD!!!!

  

Category:general -- posted at: 2:38am EST

  NO ONE could do what she did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Happy memories

Category:general -- posted at: 1:27am EST

 

 

Get the stopwatch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 5:53pm EST

Loved her Met Lucia.....but they

did have her since..They are idiots!!

Category:general -- posted at: 5:47pm EST

  8/21/33   GREAT lady!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 12:47pm EST

Negri tried to tell Leyla her

 E flat is better than hers.Callas

walked in and said, "I was the best!!!"

Category:general -- posted at: 5:59pm EST

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2ld8SLq-sw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2ld8SLq-sw

  Since Adelaide Negri arrived this

week, she is already telling Gencer how

to sing in chest and that she is NOT

flawed. Gencer belted her in the mouth.

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

After Tucker,Corelli,Mario=NESSUNO!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:33pm EST

  GOD!!!!  He was so great!!!!!!

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

Came out and said "Hello,boys" in my poor ear.

 Held "Io resto a te" forever..especially on 1951 Callas.

 NO ONE like him today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:15pm EST

My first opera.I recall only Del Monaco

coming at me with white teeth.I was 15.

He was a GOD..Saw him 40 times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 1:11pm EST

Wonderful voice   7/23/54

 

 Just faded away...……………………..

Category:general -- posted at: 4:08pm EST

  By any name, he was a GOD, but

he did end up singing too open.

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

...he still was a sensation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 3:54pm EST

   What opera was!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 3:51pm EST

  He sang too open over the years but, GOD,

the man was a sensation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 3:49pm EST

Di Stefano might have pushed that voice as time

went on on......sang too open...but MY GOD...the man was a a GOD!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 3:47pm EST

Too good for the Met

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

Scala did not like me at 17.

 They threw Lasagna!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  I saw Gigli and Schipa farewells

     I will never forget!@

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

Carlo and Nicolai born same month

The Gods were good.....

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

   The greatest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 9:12am EST

  Have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  Piotr No.2..his idol

Category:general -- posted at: 9:01am EST

     Another vocal GOD!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 8:57am EST

    Model for all tenors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Did we know what he

would become????

Category:general -- posted at: 8:52am EST

Took him for granted once???????????????

  The man is 65.I was at a 

recital at 77,Beloved!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 8:49am EST

  Too good for the MET!!!!!!!!

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

Reminds me of my Abigaille at Scala. They threw Lasagna!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 8:31am EST

  I wish more people would recognize her

greatness!!!!! She owes me 50,000 bucks

for all the publicity I gave her.

Category:general -- posted at: 11:14am EST

  The Mexicans went NUTS!!!!!!!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:08am EST

  It was a riot!!!!!    My tape!!!!!

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

  E flat from the heavens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  I was Marisa Galvany's doctor in

Yolantha in 1965. We have been

 buddies ever since. HAPPY BIRTHDAY

to my darling friend. Who else has

had the pleasure of looking down her throat 

as she hit E flats!!!!    A GREAT SINGER!

Category:general -- posted at: 11:02am EST


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