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Mirella Freni - A Celebration


Release Date: 04/12/2005 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000424402   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giacomo PucciniAlfredo CatalaniFrancesco CilèaRuggero Leoncavallo,   ... 
Performer:  Mirella FreniLuciano PavarottiChrista Ludwig
Conductor:  Herbert von KarajanNicola RescignoGiuseppe SinopoliRoberto Abbado,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraNational Philharmonic OrchestraVienna Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1. La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2. Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3. Madama Butterfly: Viene la sera...Bimba dagli occhi pieni by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Mirella Freni (Soprano), Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4. Madama Butterfly: Vogliatemi bene...O quanti occhi fisi by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5. Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6. Madama Butterfly: Tu, tu, piccolo iddio [Death of Butterfly] by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Con onor muore..." 
7. Manon Lescaut: In quelle trine morbide by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8. Manon Lescaut: Sola, perduta, abbandonata by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9. Turandot: Tu, che di gel sei cinta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10. La Wally: Ebben?... Ne andrò lontana by Alfredo Catalani
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Roberto Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Venice Teatro la Fenice Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11. Adriana Lecouvreur: Poveri fiori by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Roberto Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Venice Teatro la Fenice Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12. I Pagliacci: Qual fiamma avea nel guardo by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13. Aida: Ritorna vincitor! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14. Un ballo in maschera: Ecco l'orrido campo...Ma dall' arido stelo divulsa by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Length: 10 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15. Don Carlos: Tu, che la vanitá conoscesti del mondo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
Length: 12 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16. Otello: Piangea cantando "Willow Song" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Length: 12 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17. Ave Maria by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
18. Simon Boccanegra: Come in quest' ora bruna by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
19. Falstaff: Sul fil d'un soffio etesio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
20. Mefistofele: L'altra notte in fondo al mare by Arrigo Boito
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
21. Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Tatiana's letter scene by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Length: 14 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
22. Tosca: Quagl' occhio al mondo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 13 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Mario! Mario! Mario! Son qui..." 
23. Guillaume Tell: Sombre forêt by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Length: 9 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

La Bohème / Act 1: "Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì"
Tosca / Act 1: "Mario! Mario! Mario!" "Son qui!" - "Mia gelosa!"
Tosca / Act 2: "Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore"
Madama Butterfly / Act 1: Viene la sera
Madama Butterfly / Act 1: Vogliatemi bene
Madama Butterfly / Act 2: Un bel dì vedremo
Madama Butterfly / Act 2: Con amor muore chi non può serbar vita con onore
Manon Lescaut / Act 2: In quelle trine morbide (Manon)
Manon Lescaut / Act 4: "Sola perduta, abbandonata"
Turandot / Act 3: Tu che di gel sei imponenti
La Wally / Act 1: Ebben? Ne andrò lontana
Adriana Lecouvreur / Act 4: Poveri fiori, gemme de'prati
William Tell - Italian version / Act 2: S'allontanano alfin!....Selva opaca
Pagliacci / Act 1: "Qual fiamma aveva nel guardo!"
Aida / Act 1: Ritorna vincitor!
Un ballo in maschera / Act 2: "Ecco l'orrido campo"
Don Carlo / Act 5: "Tu che le vanità"
Otello / Act 4: Mi parea...Mia madre
Otello / Act 4: Ave Maria, piena di grazia
Simon Boccanegra / Act 1: Come in quest'ora bruna (Amelia)
Falstaff / Act 3: "Sul fil d'un soffio etesio"
Mefistofele / Act 3: L'altra notte in fondo al mare
Eugene Onegin, Op.24 / Act 1: Letter scene. "Puskai pogilabnu ya, no pryezhde"

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