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Freni, Mirella 1935-

Works: 1,505 works in 4,777 publications in 7 languages and 39,306 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical settings  Motion picture music  Filmed operas  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Vocalist, Interviewee, per, Actor, Musician, Commentator, sop, l4, Author of introduction, p[r
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

161 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,919 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 )

135 editions published between 1000 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,651 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
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( )

61 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,181 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 1,124 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( Recording )

51 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

60 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's opera about a pair of doomed lovers
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

51 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 697 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
Faust by Charles Gounod( Recording )

59 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 654 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 607 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
Mireille by Charles Gounod( )

28 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

50 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 592 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 )

57 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 584 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
Le nozze di Figaro : opera buffa in quattro atti by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

34 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 538 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
Don Carlo : opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

24 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Carlo, crown prince of Spain, falls in love with Elisabeth of Valois, originally promised to him but later married to his father King Philip, as part of the terms of a peace treaty between France and Spain. Incited to treason against his father on behalf of the Flemish, and accused of adultery with the queen, Don Carlo is cast into prison. Escaping, he flees to the monastery of St. Just, where Elisabeth comes to bid him farewell. The lovers are surprised by the King and the Grand Inquisitor, but Don Carlo is protected from them when the ghostly Charles V emerges from the tomb and draws him into the cloister
L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

35 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 484 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
Famous choruses by Giuseppe Verdi( )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 475 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
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

49 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book (125 p. :
Eugen Onegin by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Recording )

35 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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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Italian (572)

French (167)

English (48)

German (46)

Russian (21)

Spanish (6)

Dutch (2)

CarmenDon Carlo : opera in four acts