Mimi Coertse (1932) sings Musetta's aria, "Quando me'n vo" from La Boheme by Puccini.
Mimi Coertse made her debut in January 1955 as the "First Flower Girl" in Wagner's Parsifal at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples with Karl Böhm conducting. She also sang in Basle at the Teatro San Carlo. On 17 March 1956 she made her debut at the Vienna State Opera as the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte by Mozart and remained with the Vienna State Opera until 1978. Her Covent Garden debut was in 1956, in the same role. Coertse sang the soprano part in Bach's Matthäus-Passion at Fritz Wunderlich's first appearance in Vienna in 1958, when he performed the tenor arias with Julius Patzak singing the Evangelist. In 1958, Coertse and Fritz Wunderlich again worked together at the Aix-en-Provence festival in Die Zauberflöte. In 1965, she sang Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail at the Vienna State Opera which also featured Fritz Wunderlich as Belmonte. In 1966, Mimi was honoured by the President of Austria with the title Österreichischer Kammersänger, for her ten years of work as a permanent member at the Vienna State Opera.
Her repertoire also includes:
The Magic Flute (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) – Queen of the night Il Seraglio (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) – Constance Ariadne auf Naxos (Richard Strauss) – Najade, later Zerbinetta Rigoletto (Giuseppe Verdi) – Gilda The Tales of Hoffmann (Jacques Offenbach) – Olympia, Antonia, Giulietta, Stella Palestrina (Hans Pfitzner) – the Angel Carmen (Georges Bizet) – Frasquita Martha (Friedrich von Flotow) – Martha Mignon (Ambroise Thomas) – Philine La Traviata (Giuseppe Verdi) – Violetta I Pagliacci (Ruggiero Leoncavallo) – Nedda Arabella (Richard Strauss) – Fiaker-Milli Bastien und Bastienne (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) – Bastienne The Merry Widow (Franz Lehár) – Hanna Glawari Lucia di Lammermoor (Gaetano Donizetti) – Lucia Die Fledermaus (Johann Strauss II) – Rosalinde L'heure Espagnole (Maurice Ravel) – Concepcion, staging Otto Schenk Don Giovanni (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) – Donna Elvira La Bohème (Giacomo Puccini) – Musetta Norma (Vincenzo Bellini) – Norma Così Fan Tutte (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) – Fiordiligi Falstaff (Giuseppe Verdi) – Mrs. Alice Ford Turandot (Giacomo Puccini) – Liu, a young slave Don Giovanni (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) – Donna Anna Die Schweigsame Frau (Richard Strauss) – Aminta, Timida 1968 Premiere Vienna State Opera, staging Hans Hotter Die Agyptische Helena (Richard Strauss) – Aithra Daphne (Richard Strauss) – Daphne Don Carlos (Giuseppe Verdi) – Elisabeth von Valois
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