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Mirella Freni

Singer details:

Voice: Soprano
Nationality: Italian
Year of Birth: 1935

About Mirella Freni:

Mirella Freni (Italian: ; born Mirella Fregni on 27 February 1935) is an Italian soprano whose repertoire includes Verdi, Puccini, Mozart and Tchaikovsky. Freni was married for many years to the Bulgarian bass Nicolai Ghiaurov, with whom she performed and recorded.

Freni was born into a working-class family in Modena; her mother and tenor Luciano Pavarotti's mother worked together at a cigar factory, and an aunt was the soprano Valentina Bartolomasi. She was a musically gifted child, and when 10 years old sang "Un bel dì vedremo" in a radio competition; the tenor Beniamino Gigli warned her, however, that she risked ruining her voice and advised her to give up singing until she was older. She resumed singing at the age of 17.

Freni made her operatic debut at the Teatro Municipale in her hometown on 3 March 1955, when 20 years old, as Micaëla in Bizet's Carmen. She later married her teacher, the piano player and director Leone Magiera, resuming her career in 1958 when she performed Mimì in Puccini's La bohème at the Teatro Regio in Turin, and sang in The Netherlands Opera 1959–60 season. Her international breakthrough came at Glyndebourne, where she sang as Adina in Franco Zeffirelli's staging of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore; in the Glyndebourne 1960–62 season she sang the Mozart comic roles of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro and Zerlina in Don Giovanni.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Barbara io ben lo so Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.16

Type: ariaVoice: trebleLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oberto
2Ecco i giocattoli di Parpignol Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.03

Type: quintetVoice: T T Br B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Parpignol/Rodolfo/Schaunard/Colline/Marcello
3Quelqu'un c'est mon cousin Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.10

Type: recitative,finaleVoice: T S T Br Br BLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette/Tybalt/Paris/Mercutio/Count
4Vieni amor mio Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.08

Type: Voice: T S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Cio-Cio/Goro
5Dell elisir mirabile Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 2.08

Type: quartetVoice: T S S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nemorino/Giannetta/Adina/Dulcamara
6Cielo di stelle orbato Popularity:

Opera: Simon BoccanegraComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03

Type: quartetVoice: T S Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gabriele/Maria (Amelia)/Maid/Pietro
7E decisa la lite Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.06

Type: recitativeVoice: T S B-Br Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Don Curzio/Marcellina/Figaro/Count/Bartolo
8Suvvia cosi terribile Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 2.09-1

Type: quintet,finaleVoice: T S Br T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio/Nedda/Tonio/Beppe/Silvio
9Il Conte di Sassonia Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 3.04

Type: sextetVoice: T S Br B T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Major/Adriana/Michonnet/Prince/Maurizio/Princess
10Suon d'araldi? Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 3.11

Type: recitativeVoice: T S Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arturo/Elvira/Riccardo/Giorgio
11Ah! Violetta voi signor Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.10

Type: trioVoice: T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Violetta/Giorgio
12Mimì è tanto malata! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.07

Type: trioVoice: T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Mimì/Marcello
13O mia vita! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.08

Type: trioVoice: T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Mimì/Marcello
14Ah! ditela per me quella parola Popularity:

Opera: Amico FritzComposer: MascagniAct: 3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fritz Kobus/Suzel
15Pur ti riveggo mia dolce Aida Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.09

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Radames/Aida
16O nuit d'amour Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 3.10-3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Faust/Marguerite
17Vogliatemi bene Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.13-2

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Cio-Cio
18Parle-moi de ma mere Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 1.09

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: José/Micaëla
19Io vengo a domandar grazia alla Regina Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Elisabeth
20Bimba bimba non piangere Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09-5

Type: Voice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles:
21E dessa! un detto un sol Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Elisabeth
22Ma lassu ci vedremo Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02-3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Elisabeth
23Ah! morir potessi adesso Popularity:

Opera: ErnaniComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ernani/Elvira
24O nuit divine je t'implore Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 2.05-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
25Torno all assalto Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09-4

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fenton/Nannetta
26Forma ideal purissima Popularity:

Opera: MefistofeleComposer: BoitoAct: 4

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Faust/Elena
27O soave fanciulla Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.10

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Mimì
28Libiamo nè lieti calici (Brindisi) Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03

Type: duet,choirVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Violetta
29Hélas moi le hair Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
30Si sente meglio? Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.07

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Mimì
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