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Great operas and great singers, hosted by Charles Handelman.

handelmania's Podcast Charles Handelman

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    • 4.7 • 22 Ratings

Great operas and great singers, hosted by Charles Handelman.

    Gigli in Forza, 1951

    Gigli in Forza, 1951

    The great Gigli w.Elizabeth
    Barbato in Forza. He was 61. I saw his 1955 farewell. Had he lived to 80, he would still have had it!!!!!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Diana's Met Debut

    Diana's Met Debut

      Diana Soviero's Met debut
    with Alfredo Kraus in Romeo
    et Juliette.The "Poison aria"
    is superb.(Also on YouTube).
    I know her since 1977.Still feel
    she is as great as any soprano in
    my experience.

    • 54 min
    Rosanna Carteri Boheme

    Rosanna Carteri Boheme

    Carteri and Taddei in
    act 3 are so moving!!
    Ferruccio Tagliavini is Rodolfo.

    • 37 min
    Cornell MacNeil

    Cornell MacNeil

    Close to Ruffo!!  I thought Warren had a big voice.MacNeilwas awesome!!!!!!!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Medea w.Marisa Galvany

    Medea w.Marisa Galvany

    My buddy,Marisa Galvany (one of many fake names) as Medea.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The great Marina of Regina Resnik

    The great Marina of Regina Resnik

    Bing gave her one!     Idiot!
    Wonderful lady!!!!

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Regpasha1 ,

Absolute , Undiluted Joy!

This podcast is designed for anyone who loves Opera and the great singers whose magnificent voices are beautifully on display. As a musician, words cannot adequately express just how grateful I am to have discovered this gem!

WafaDad ,

Handelmania Rocks

Thanks for bringing us this wonderful music. I may be falling for Mme. Gencer...

Imagique ,

Thank you, Mr. Handelman!

Thank you, thank you so much! How wonderfully generous is this contribution you have shared with us! Yes, I saw the video clip of her singing the Francesca excerpt; always a surprise and a very intriguing performer, now she has become a canonized opera saint! (almost). There was also a beautiful video of her singing "Ave Maria" in a choir loft, when she was a "young artist" in her mid-90s! Besides, it's more fun to listen to her and the other "muses of the 20th Century" from Ponselle and Muzio up to . . . play this one safe . . . Caballé and Stratas, than it is to practice! Auguroni, mille grazie, e grazie ancora.

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