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Freni, Mirella 1935-

Works: 1,595 works in 4,821 publications in 6 languages and 44,780 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Televised operas  Filmed operas  Television adaptations  Nonfiction films  Nonfiction television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Vocalist, Interviewee, Actor, Musician, sop, Commentator, Author of introduction
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Carmen by Georges Bizet( )

135 editions published between 1000 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,525 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 )

161 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 2,217 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( )

61 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this eagerly-awaited complete opera recording from superstar Andrea Bocelli, the tenor assembles a fine cast to explore Verdi's most spectacular work: the award-winning American soprano Kristin Lewis takes the role of Aida, the brilliant Italian mezzo Veronica Simeoni as Amneri. Giorgio Giuseppini takes the role of Il Re (the Egyptian King), the powerful Ambrogio Maestri ("Italy's answer to Bryn Terfel") as Amonasro and Carlo Colombara, renowned Verdi bass, as Ramfis
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

80 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,123 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 )

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

Puccini's bittersweet tale of high-spirited Bohemians and doomed love
Faust by Charles Gounod( )

61 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 987 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)
L'amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni( Recording )

52 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

62 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manon Lescaut: Dramma lirico in quattro atti. Libretto: Marco Praga, Domenico Oliva, Luigi Illica e Giuseppe Giacosa
Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti( )

42 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 908 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
Carmen : highlights by Georges Bizet( )

29 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 873 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
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in Italian and German and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

52 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 715 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
Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

50 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 711 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
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

56 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera, sung in Italian
Mireille by Charles Gounod( )

28 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mireille: Opéra en cinq actes. Livret: Michel Carré
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

57 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 581 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
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Recording )

40 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 581 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
Faust : (Highlights) by Charles Gounod( )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le nozze di Figaro : opera buffa in quattro atti by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

32 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aftermath of courtship by Count Almaviva to Rosina who had been the ward of Dr. Bartolo. The courtship involved the count in actions supported by the town barber Figaro. Dr. Bartolo and a former servant Marcellina conspire to seek revenge on Figaro
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

36 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 489 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
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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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Italian (689)

French (203)

English (54)

German (50)

Spanish (5)

Dutch (2)

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