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Freni, Mirella 1935-

Overview
Works: 1,740 works in 4,333 publications in 7 languages and 35,954 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Operas  Film adaptations  Musical settings  Motion picture music  Music  Interviews 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Vocalist, per, Interviewee, Actor, Commentator, l4, Author of introduction, p[r
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )
152 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,526 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
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )
82 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,185 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 )
82 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Puccini's bittersweet tale of high-spirited bohemians and the doomed love between Rodolfo, the idealistic poet and Mimi, the consumptive flower-maker
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )
56 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Puccini's opera about a pair of doomed lovers
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Recording )
106 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Accompanying book contains the complete text of the libretto in both English and French with annotations, and a critical historical commentary by David Foil with additional commentary by William Berger. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
L'amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni( Recording )
45 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )
27 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philip II of Spain marries Elisabeth de Valois, who was engaged to his son, the Infante, Don Carlos. In trying to secure freedom for the Netherlands, Carlos is arrested. Escaping, he meets Elisabeth secretly, but they are spied upon, and only the apparition of his grandfather, Charles V, saves Carlos from the Inquisition
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
49 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 636 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
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
66 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 615 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
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( )
40 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Musical excerpts drawn from Puccini's Turandot (London 414 274-2) with descriptive narration by Robert Lyall, to promote the upcoming production of the opera on October 21 & 22, 2005 by Opera Grand Rapids in De Vos Hall
Ernani [opera in four acts] by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
50 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who better than the great Luciano Pavarotti to play Ernani, Verdi's Spanish nobleman forced to become an outlaw. His true love is Elvira (Leona Mitchell) who wants only to be with him. But there are other men who desire her. One is Sherrill Milnes, in one of his most memorable roles as Don Carlo, the king who is elected Emperor Charles V. Another is her legal guardian, Don Ruy Gomez de Silva, played by Ruggero Raimondi--who gives her to Ernani, only to then demand his life to satisfy his honor. James Levine conducts
Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )
39 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 521 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
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )
57 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Madama Butterfly Japanese tragedy by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )
13 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A heart-rending story about a sweet-natured Japanese girl and the caddish American lieutenant who marries then deserts her
Eugen Onegin by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Recording )
27 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eugen Onegin: Lyrische Szenen in drei Akten, op.24. Libretto: Konstantin S. Schilowsky nach Alexander Puschkin
Guglielmo Tell by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )
29 editions published between 1950 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )
62 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Recording )
32 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 419 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
Mireille by Charles Gounod( Recording )
22 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Soprano solo in French
Don Giovanni K. 527 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )
13 editions published between 1973 and 1991 in Italian and English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Fregni, Mirella.
Fregni, Mirella 1935-
Freni.
Languages
Italian (668)
French (106)
German (50)
English (50)
Russian (17)
Spanish (3)
Dutch (3)
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