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Freni, Mirella 1935-

Works: 1,671 works in 4,801 publications in 8 languages and 40,588 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Filmed operas  Operas  Televised operas  Nonfiction television programs  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Live sound recordings  Nonfiction films  Musical films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Vocalist, Interviewee, per, Musician, Actor, sop, Commentator, l4, Author of introduction, p[r
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Mirella Freni
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

175 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian, and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

112 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's bittersweet tale of high-spirited bohemians and doomed love
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

79 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
L'amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni( )

50 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

59 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

71 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story: Act I. The action unfolds on Cyprus, under Venetian rule in the 16th century. The scene is outside the castle, residence of Otello, governor of the island, facing the port. It is night. A furious storm churns the sea, and a crowd of Venetian citizens and soldiers helplessly watch while the ship of the Moor Otello desperately tries to make it into port. Only Iago, one of Otello's men, does not participate in the general apprehension for the safety of his leader: he hates Otello, because Otello has promoted Cassio captain instead of him; he meditates revenge. The crowd is jubilant as Otello finally lands safely and announces that the Turkish fleet has been defeated. When the Moor enters the castle, the fireworks start and all drink to his victory. In the midst of the rejoicing, Iago starts to weave the scheme that will lead to his commander's downfall: he treacherously insinuates to Roderigo, who had revealed to Iago his love for Otello's wife, Desdemona, that Captain Cassio also feels the same affection for the woman. Then Iago gets Cassio drunk, and incites a fight between the two men, but the dangerous duel that starts between them is stopped by Montano. However, the peacemaker is wounded by Cassio. Iago sounds the alarm, swelling the episode out of proportion until the crowd is in tumult. Called back by the shouts and noise, Otello, falsely informed by Iago, punishes Cassio and demotes him. This is a first victory for Iago, who exults
Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

73 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera, sung in Italian
Faust by Charles Gounod( Recording )

57 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 727 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( Recording )

39 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 688 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
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

54 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 653 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
Don Carlos an opera in five acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

28 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes an eight minute special program: Verdi at Sant' Agata
Ernani [opera in four acts] by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

50 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 591 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
Mireille by Charles Gounod( )

28 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soprano solo in French
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

35 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Schippers leads a superlative cast in one of Donizetti's most beloved comic operas. This two disc set was taken from a live performance on March 5, 1966 and features Carlo Bergonzi as Nemorino and Roberta Peters as Adina
Guglielmo Tell by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

35 editions published between 1950 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugen Onegin by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Recording )

33 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famous choruses by Giuseppe Verdi( )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1980s, Riccardo Muti was regarded as the Toscanini of the second half of the twentieth century. But not just a Toscanini-style, taskmaster who preached fidelity to the score and presided over intense, hard-driven performances, Muti insisted on beautiful tone as well as disciplined ensemble, and capitalized on his youthful Italian glamour
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Recording )

37 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elderly scholar Faust is returned to his youth by the satanic Mefistofeles for the pursuit of beauty and knowledge. In the sordid aftermath of two failed love affairs, he reflects on the illusory nature of worldly beauty, and through a mystical union with the divinity, dies redeemed
Turandot by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

14 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The marriage of Figaro and Susanna runs into difficulties from the count and is fraught with mistaken identities before they can celebrate their wedding night
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
La Bohème
Alternative Names
Fregni, Mirella.

Fregni, Mirella 1935-


Mirella Freni Italiaans zanger

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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میرلا فرنی خواننده ایتالیایی



Italian (703)

French (66)

English (50)

German (41)

Russian (19)

Spanish (4)

Japanese (2)

Dutch (2)

Don Carlos an opera in five acts