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Mimi Benzell

Singer details:

Voice: Soprano
Nationality: American
Year of Birth: 1918
Year of Death: 1970

About Mimi Benzell:

Miriam Ruth "Mimi" Benzell (April 6, 1918 – December 23, 1970) was an American soprano who performed with the Metropolitan Opera before establishing herself as a Broadway musical theatre, television, and nightclub performer.

Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1918 to William and Esther (née Cohn) Benzell; her father was in the furniture business and her paternal grandfather had been a popular singer in Russia before emigrating to the United States. Mimi Benzell and her family moved to New York City, where she attended James Madison High School in Brooklyn, New York. She later attended Hunter College for two years and the Marines School of Music. Originally a piano student, the switched to voice under the tutelage of Mine. Olga Eisner.

She was 20 years old when she made her Met debut in a Sunday concert on December 3, 1944. She made her stage debut in Mozart's The Magic Flute on January 5, 1945. Additional Met credits that Benzell compiled include performances in La Bohème, Rigoletto, Der Rosenkavalier, Carmen, and Barber of Seville.

In 1961, she appeared in Jerry Herman's first book musical, Milk and Honey, which proved to be her only Broadway production. Benzell performed on The Ed Sullivan Show, then still titled Toast of the Town, eleven times between 1949 and 1955. She appeared as a panelist on both the daytime and primetime editions of the game show To Tell the Truth, and was a guest star on the short-lived DuMont series Off the Record alongside Zero Mostel and Joey Faye. Among her recordings were Roberta and The Vagabond King, both with Alfred Drake.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Connais tu le pays Popularity:

Opera: MignonComposer: ThomasAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Mignon
2Je suis Titania la blonde Popularity:

Opera: MignonComposer: ThomasAct: 2

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Philine
3Nuit d'hyménée Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.01-2

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
4Ange adorable Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.09

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Juliette/Roméo
5O nuit divine je t'implore Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 2.05-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
6Non sono in vena! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.06-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mimì/Rodolfo
7Que fais tu blanche tourterelle Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 3.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Stéphano
8Mimì è una civetta Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.06

Type: trioVoice: T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Marcello/Mimì
9Hélas moi le hair Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
10Mimì è tanto malata! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.07

Type: trioVoice: T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Mimì/Marcello
11Elle est la pres de lui Popularity:

Opera: MignonComposer: ThomasAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Mignon
12O nuit sous tes ailes Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 2.01

Type: recitative,choirVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
13Je connais un pauvre enfant Popularity:

Opera: MignonComposer: ThomasAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Mignon
14Oh!...Essa!...Musetta! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.06

Type: sextet,choirVoice: T Br B Br B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Schaunard/Colline/Marcello/Alcindoro/Musetta
15Console toi pauvre ame Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 5.04-4

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
16Le nom de cette belle enfant Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Gertrude/Grégorio/Roméo
17Legeres hirondelles Popularity:

Opera: MignonComposer: ThomasAct: 1

Type: duetVoice: Mz/S BLanguage: French

Roles: Mignon/Lothario
18Eh bien que l'avertissement Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Mercutio/Gertrude
19C'è Mimì Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.05

Type: quintetVoice: S T Br B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Musetta/Rodolfo/Marcello/Colline/Schaunard
20Sa dirmi, scusi, qual'è l'osteria Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.02

Type: duet,choirVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mimì/A customs Sergeant
21Chi guardi? Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.02

Type: quintet,choirVoice: T B S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Colline/Mimì/Schaunard/Parpignol
22Mon père Dieu vous garde Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 3.01

Type: recitativeVoice: T B SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Frère Laurent/Juliette
23Chi l'ha richiesto Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.09

Type: quintet,choirVoice: B Br T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Colline/Schaunard/Rodolfo/Marcello/Musetta
24Ah! voici nos gens Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 3.05

Type: recitative,choirVoice: S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Stéphano/Grégorio
25Viva Parpignol! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.04

Type: quintetVoice: Br S Br B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcello/Mimì/Schaunard/Colline/Rodolfo
26As tu souffert? As tu pleure? Popularity:

Opera: MignonComposer: ThomasAct: 2

Type: duetVoice: B Mz/SLanguage: French

Roles: Lothario/Mignon
27Ah! jour de deuil et d'horreur Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 3.08-2

Type: septet,finaleVoice: B T B S T Br BrLanguage: French

Roles: Duke/Roméo/Count/Stéphano/Benvolio/Paris/Grégorio
28Che avvien? Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.08-2

Type: quintetVoice: Br S T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Schaunard/Mimì/Rodolfo/Musetta/Marcello
29Plus de soucis Mignon Popularity:

Opera: MignonComposer: ThomasAct: 2

Type: trioVoice: Mz/S T SLanguage: French

Roles: Mignon/Wilhelm/Philine
30Mon père tout m'accable Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: French

Roles: Juliette/Frère Laurent
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