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Freni, Mirella 1935-

Works: 1,533 works in 5,179 publications in 8 languages and 55,420 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Televised operas  Filmed operas  Television adaptations  Nonfiction television programs  Nonfiction films  Opera films  Opera television programs 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Other, Interviewee, Actor, Musician, Commentator, sop, Author of introduction
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Mirella Freni
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

85 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

67 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manon Lescaut: Dramma lirico in quattro atti. Libretto: Marco Praga, Domenico Oliva, Luigi Illica e Giuseppe Giacosa
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( )

63 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the story of Verdi's opera in which the love of the enslaved Ethiopian princess for an Egyptian general brings tragedy to all involved
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( )

56 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book (125 p. :
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

110 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's bittersweet tale of high-spirited bohemians and doomed love
L'amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni( Recording )

55 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
Faust by Charles Gounod( )

64 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS OF THE THEATRE NATIONAL DE L'OPERA, PARIS. PRETRE, Georges. DOMINGO, Placido (tenor). FRENI, Mirella (soprano). GHIAUROV, Nicolai (bass). ALLEN, Thomas (baritone). COMMAND, Michelle (soprano). TAILLON, Jocelyn (mezzo-soprano). VENTO, Marc (baritone)
Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti( )

45 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a wealthy old bachelor decides to take a pretty young wife, he is--this being opera--in for trouble. Especially when that wife is the enchanting Reri Grist. Fernando Corena sings the matrimonially inclined title hero, whose plan to disinherit his nephew--the suave, mesmerizing Alfredo Kraus--backfires with more than a little help from Tom Krause's Dr. Malatesta
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in Italian and German and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mirella Freni by Mirella Freni( )

41 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

77 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Act III. The great hall of the castle. The lookout has sighted the galley bringing Venetian ambassadors. Unsuspecting Desdemona once again asks Otello's pardon for Cassio, but all she gets for an answer is Otello's request for her to show him the handkerchief he had given her as a talisman. Since she cannot give it to him, outraged, he accuses her of being a courtesan and repulses her. Alone, he mourns his lost happiness. But the arrival of Iago revives him; the henchman wants to complete his web of lies and prepares more deception. He manages to get Otello to listen, hidden, to a conversation he has with Cassio about a courtesan, making Otello think they are talking about Desdemona. Otello pledges to kill his unfaithful wife. But in the meantime the ambassadors have landed and announce that Otello has been recalled to Venice and that his place will be taken by Cassio. In the presence of the dignitaries, Otello, by now completely out of his mind, tells his wife "we will sail tomorrow" and brutally grabs her arms and throws her to the ground. Iago puts in motion the last part of his diabolical plan, urging Roderigo to kill Cassio, while Otello damns Desdemona; all flee in horror. Delirious, the Moor falls to the ground senseless. Iago triumphs over the inert body of his commander
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( )

61 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of Simon Boccanegra is one of the capstones of Verdi's baritone repertoire. Sherrill Milnes gives a stunning portrayal of the 14th century Genoa doge, singing with both power and poetry, and reminding everyone why audiences acclaimed him the great American Verdi baritone of the day. Anna Tomowa-Sintow is Amelia, his long-lost daughter, in love with one of Boccanegra's most bitter political enemies. James Levine reveals his passion for Verdi's score, bringing out all the drama while reveling in its aching lyricism
Madama Butterfly : Japanese tragedy by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

63 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera, sung in Italian
Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

52 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary maestro Thomas Schippers conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and chorus in a December 1962 performance of Verdi's Ernani, which features a truly bravura performance by Carlo Bergonzi
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( )

47 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young Leonie Rysanek triumphs in her second Met broadcast of the almost four dozen she would do during her astonishing career. Here she is Elizabeth of Valois, married to King Philip II of Spain (Jerome Hines), even though she loves his son, Don Carlo (Giulio Gari). Rysanek's heartbreaking performance fully connects with Elizabeth's passion and despair. Beloved baritone Robert Merrill is Don Carlo's friend, Roderigo, killed by the Inquisition. Blanche Thebom is Princess Eboli and future superstar Martina Arroyo is heard in her Met debut role as the Celestial Voice
Eugen Onegin : Lyrische Szenen in drei Aufzügen by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Recording )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in Russian and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugen Onegin: Lyrische Szenen in drei Akten, op. 24. Libretto: Konstantin S. Schilowsky nach Alexander Puschkin
Mio caro teatro by Mirella Freni( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.41 (from 0.05 for Eugen Oneg ... to 0.90 for Guglielmo ...)

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Alternative Names
Fregni, Mirella.

Fregni, Mirella 1935-


Mirella Freni Italiaans zangeres

Mirella Freni italienischer lyrischer Sopran

Mirella Freni italiensk sångare

Mirella Freni italiensk sanger

Mirella Freni italiensk songar

Mirella Freni singer

Mirella Freni soprano italien

Mirella Freniová italská operní pěvkyně

Мирела Френи

Френи, Мирелла

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