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Freni, Mirella 1935-

Works: 1,546 works in 4,744 publications in 7 languages and 42,311 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Operas  Live sound recordings  Television adaptations  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Musical films  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Vocalist, Interviewee, per, Musician, Actor, sop, Commentator, Author of introduction, l4, p[r
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

216 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 2,236 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
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Recording )

131 editions published between 1000 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dynamic performance features Grace Bumbry in one of her most celebrated roles, the fiery gypsy of the title, whose beauty and spirit make her irresistible to all men. The starry cast also includes the great Rickard Tucker as Don José, the soldier whose love for Carmen dooms them both, the elegant Justino Díaz as the bullfighter Escamillo, and a young Mirella Freni as the innocent Micaëla
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

79 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

102 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's bittersweet tale of high-spirited bohemians and doomed love
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( )

56 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,100 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
L'amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni( )

49 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti( )

39 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 913 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
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

58 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's opera about a pair of doomed lovers
Faust by Charles Gounod( Recording )

54 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 800 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)
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

69 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coinciding with the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi's birthday, CSO Resound releases its second recording with Maestro Riccardo Muti featuring Verdi's second-to-last opera, Otello. Recorded live in concert at Symphony Center in 2011
Carmen highlights by Georges Bizet( )

28 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Habanera, Seguidilla, Canson Boheme, Toreador song Maria Callas, soprano Choeurs Rene Duclos Jean Laforge, director Choeurs d'Enfants Jean Pesneaud & Orchestre du Theatre National de l'Opera GeorgesPretre, conductor
Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

66 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera, sung in Italian
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in Italian and German and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

50 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 673 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
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

53 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 647 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
Mireille by Charles Gounod( )

28 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soprano solo in French
Faust (Highlights) by Charles Gounod( )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Carlos an opera in five acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes an eight minute special program: Verdi at Sant' Agata
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

49 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book (125 p. :
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

39 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the libretto by Da Ponte, the Count has fallen in love with Susanna, his wife's personal maid. However, Susanna is in love with the servant Figaro. The reconciliation of the Count and Countess, and the romance between Figaro and Susanna form the plot of this lighthearted opera
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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 (722)

French (193)

English (60)

German (53)

Spanish (5)

Japanese (2)

Dutch (2)

CarmenDon Carlos an opera in five acts