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.

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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!!!!"

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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.

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I miss Marcello so much.

He was a dear guy and

 it is so sad he left us

so young.

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  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.

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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.

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  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.

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  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!!!!!

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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


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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


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