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Freni, Mirella 1935-2020

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Most widely held works by Mirella Freni
Carmen by Georges Bizet( )

176 editions published between 1959 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 3,444 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
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

265 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 3,147 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
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( )

63 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,330 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
Carmen : (highlights) by Georges Bizet( )

41 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soprano María Callas sings in French excerpts from Bizet's opera Carmen, with s upporting soloists, charms and orchestra
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

88 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

66 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book (125 p. :
Manon Lescaut by Puccini( Recording )

70 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manon Lescaut: Dramma lirico in quattro atti. Libretto: Marco Praga, Domenico Oliva, Luigi Illica e Giuseppe Giacosa
L'amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni( )

68 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
Late Italian operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

26 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in Italian and English and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded May 1973, Watford Town Hall, London
Faust by Charles Gounod( )

20 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

René Pape's swaggering Mephistophélès is as seductive as it is demonic in this story of Faust (Roberto Alagna) who sells his soul to the devil to reclaim his youth. Wasting no time, Faust falls in love with Marguerite (Solie Isokoski) but things soon begin to go horribly wrong. Her brother (Dmitri Hvorostovvsky) is murdered, she goes insane, and Faust is dragged to hell. But the music is unforgettable
Mirella Freni by Mirella Freni( )

49 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugen Onegin by Petr Tjajkovskij( )

39 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugen Onegin: Lyrische Szenen in drei Akten, op. 24. Libretto: Konstantin S. Schilowsky nach Alexander Puschkin
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( )

43 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still new to the Met when she first tackled the challenging title role of Puccini's Turandot in 1961, Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson brought not only the fierce power and glory that distinguished her singing of Wagner and Strauss's great heroines, but also her love and affinity for the Italian repertoire. In this December 3, 1966, performance, she had the perfect consort in Franco Corelli as Calàf. Tall and handsome, with a viscerally exciting tenor voice to match, Corelli's singing seemed to blaze its way heroically through the music, finishing with thrilling high notes. Conducted by Zubin Mehta, this performance was the first Saturday afternoon radio broadcast from the new Met and featured recent debutante Mirella Freni as a ravishing Liù
Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti( )

43 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 865 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
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

90 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 819 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
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( )

47 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 808 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
Pique dame by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's passion and drama galore in Tchaikovsky's rich setting of Pushkin's chilling novel of obsession. Dashing Dmitri Hvorostovsky is Prince Yeletsky, engaged to Lisa (Galina Gorchakova) who is also loved by Gherman (Plácido Domingo at his most romantically impassioned). Lisa's grandmother, the old Countess (Elisabeth Söderström) had been given the secret of winning at cards, and when Gherman tries to force it out of her at gun point, she dies of fright. After Lisa commits suicide, the old Countess's ghost gets even with Gherman. Valery Gergiev leads a mega-watt performance
Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

55 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 740 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
Guglielmo Tell by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

46 editions published between 1950 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faust : (Highlights) by Charles Gounod( )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Fregni Mirella

Fregni, Mirella 1935-

Fregni, Mirella 1935-2020


Freni Mirela

Freni, Mirella

Freni, Mirella, 1935-

Freniová, Mirella, 1935-2020

Mirella Fregni

Mirella Freni

Mirella Freni amhránaí

Mirella Freni Italiaans zangeres

Mirella Freni Italiaanse sangeres

Mirella Freni italialainen oopperalaulaja

Mirella Freni Italian soprano

Mirella Freni italienischer lyrischer Sopran

Mirella Freni italiensk sångare

Mirella Freni italiensk sanger

Mirella Freni italiensk songar

Mirella Freni këngëtare

Mirella Freni opera-énekesnő

Mirella Freni Singer

Mirella Freni soprano italiana

Mirella Freni soprano italiano

Mirella Freni soprano italien

Mirella Freni soprano italienne

Mirella Freniová italská operní pěvkyně

Мирела Френи

Френи, Мирелла

Френи, Мирелла 1935-2020

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ميريلا فرانى

ميريلا فراني مغنية أوبرا إيطالية

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미렐라 프레니

프레니, 미렐라 1935-2020

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