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Mirella Freni


Award-winning Italian opera singer who sings classics like Verdi and Mozart being a soprano and starred in the 1975 film Madame Butterfly. She began singing at a age group when she got into a radio competition at a decade old and had taken a rest from performing from then on until she was seventeen. She received the Cavaliere di Gran Croce as well as the French Légion d’Honneur Prize in March 1993. She wedded Bulgarian bass Nicolai Ghiaurov. Her mom and Luciano Pavarotti’s mom had worked jointly before.

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Full Name Mirella Freni
Date Of Birth February 27, 1935
Place Of Birth Modena, Italy
Profession Opera Singer
Nationality Italian
Spouse Nicolai Ghiaurov, Leone Magiera
Children Micaela Magiera
Parents Ennio Freni, Gianna Freni
Movies Puccini: La Bohème: San Francisco Opera, Evgeniy Onegin, Weltstars singen Weihnachtslieder, La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, Le nozze di Figaro, Puccini Gold, Ernani, Umberto Giordano: Fedora, Verdi Favorites, Fedora (Metropolitan Opera), Francesco Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur: Alla Scala, Simon Boccanegra, Faust, Highlights from La Scala, Verdi: Falstaff, Verdi: Otello
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1One of the world's greatest and most popular Italian sopranos. Her most famous roles are Mimi in "La Boheme" and Cio-Cio-San in "Madame Butterfly".



Fedora1997TV MovieFedora Romazov
Fedora1993TV MovieLa Principessa Fedora Romanoff
Weltstars singen Weihnachtslieder1992TV MovieSinger (voice)
The Metropolitan Opera Presents1983-1992TV SeriesMrs. Ford / Elisabeth de Valois
Faust1989TV MovieMarguerite
Adriana Lecouvreur1989TV MovieAdriana Lecouvreur
La Bohème1988TV MovieMimì
Great Performances1987TV SeriesAida
Evgeniy Onegin1984TV MovieTatjana
Ernani1982TV MovieElvira
Simon Boccanegra1978TV MovieMaria Grimaldi - Amélia
Otello1976TV MovieDesdemona
Faust1975TV MovieMarguerite
Le nozze di Figaro1975Susanna
Madama Butterfly1975TV MovieCio-Cio-San, known as Butterfly
La Traviata1973TV MovieVioletta
La Bohème1965Mimì



Tetro2009performer: "Ecco, son giunte al somme del pendio" - uncredited
Autopsy2008"La Boheme - Si Mi Chiamano Mimi"
Combien tu m'aimes?2005performer: "Madre, Pietosa Vergine", "O Muoio Confessionne Force Du Destin Acte 4", "La Force du Destin
The Swindle1997performer: "Tosca"
Copycat1995performer: "Vissi D'Arte"
The Metropolitan Opera Presents1991TV Series performer - 1 episode
Awakenings1990performer: "O Soave Fanciulla" from "La Bohème"
Opera1987performer: "Un bel dì vedremo"
Fatal Attraction1987performer: "SELECTIONS FROM PUCCINI'S MADAMA BUTTERFLY" 1904
Sherrill Milnes: An All Star Gala1985TV Special performer: "La Traviata: Pura sicoone un angelo"



Legenden2010TV Series documentaryHerself
The Salzburg Festival2006Video documentaryHerself
Songs of Love and Desire1998TV Special documentarySoprano
A Christmas Celebration: Send Round the Song1992TV Movie documentarySinger of Ave Maria
30 minuts1991TV Series documentaryHerself
The Metropolitan Opera Presents1991TV SeriesDesdemona / Surprise Guest at Prince Orlofsky's party
Gala of Stars 19861986TV Special documentaryHerself
Sherrill Milnes: An All Star Gala1985TV SpecialSoprano
Gala of Stars 19841984TV MovieHerself
Licht ins Dunkel1983TV MovieHerself - Singer
The Metropolitan Opera: Centennial Gala1983TV SpecialHerself
Az ne zhiveya edin zhivot1981DocumentaryMargaritta
The Ed Sullivan Show1966TV SeriesHerself

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Great Performances2007TV SeriesDesdemona
Tatort Oper2006TV Movie documentaryMimì
Herbert von Karajan 1908-19891999TV Movie documentaryMimì
Harmoniques1998TV Series documentarySusanna
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa: My World of Opera1991TV Movie documentaryElvira

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