Great operas and great singers, hosted by Charles Handelman.
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!!!!!
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
Rosanna Carteri Boheme
Carteri and Taddei in
act 3 are so moving!!
Ferruccio Tagliavini is Rodolfo.
Close to Ruffo!! I thought Warren had a big voice.MacNeilwas awesome!!!!!!!
Medea w.Marisa Galvany
My buddy,Marisa Galvany (one of many fake names) as Medea.
The great Marina of Regina Resnik
Bing gave her one! Idiot!
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!
Thanks for bringing us this wonderful music. I may be falling for Mme. Gencer...
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.