Mirella Freni

1935 - 2020

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Mirella Freni, OMRI (Italian: [miˈrɛlːa ˈfreːni], born Mirella Fregni, 27 February 1935 – 9 February 2020) was an Italian operatic soprano who had a career of 50 years and appeared at major international opera houses. She received international attention at the Glyndebourne Festival, where she appeared as Zerlina in Mozart's Don Giovanni and as Adina in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore. Freni is associated with the role of Mimì in Puccini's La bohème, which featured in her repertoire from 1957 to 1999 and which she sang at La Scala in Milan and the Vienna State Opera in 1963, conducted by Herbert von Karajan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mirella Freni has received more than 325,794 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Mirella Freni is the 160th most popular singer (down from 156th in 2019), the 1,034th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,002nd in 2019) and the 16th most popular Italian Singer.

Mirella Freni is most famous for her role as the first lady of the Metropolitan Opera.

Memorability Metrics

  • 330k

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  • 62.58

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.24

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.99

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Mirella Freni has had the most page views in the with 28,187 views, followed by Italian (14,261), and German (11,754). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Esperanto (96.98%), Maltese (72.87%), and Southern Azerbaijani (58.66%)


Among singers, Mirella Freni ranks 160 out of 4,381Before her are Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Drake, İbrahim Tatlıses, Tori Amos, Tony Bennett, and Celia Cruz. After her are Meat Loaf, Dua Lipa, Cass Elliot, Al Jarreau, Chris Rea, and Chester Bennington.

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Among people born in 1935, Mirella Freni ranks 45Before her are Danilo Kiš, Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, Jerry Lee Lewis, Giya Kancheli, Jim Peebles, and Artur Rasizade. After her are Ei-ichi Negishi, Jack Kemp, Harvey J. Alter, Harrison Schmitt, Pepe, and David Harvey. Among people deceased in 2020, Mirella Freni ranks 46Before her are Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Nexhmije Hoxha, Eduard Limonov, Kenzō Takada, Luis Sepúlveda, and Geert Hofstede. After her are Masatoshi Koshiba, Philip Warren Anderson, Kim Ki-duk, Buck Henry, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, and Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Mirella Freni ranks 1,034 out of 5,161Before her are Giovanni Antonio Scopoli (1723), Cosimo Tura (1430), Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy (1634), Milonia Caesonia (7), Bartolommeo Bandinelli (1488), and Tina Modotti (1896). After her are Concino Concini (1575), Gnaeus Naevius (-275), Andrea Gabrieli (1533), Gioffre Borgia (1481), Ercole I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara (1431), and Ettore Scola (1931).

Among SINGERS In Italy

Among singers born in Italy, Mirella Freni ranks 16Before her are Renata Scotto (1934), Domenico Modugno (1928), Mina (1940), Eros Ramazzotti (1963), Gigliola Cinquetti (1947), and Barbara Strozzi (1619). After her are Gianni Morandi (1944), Beniamino Gigli (1890), Giuseppe Di Stefano (1921), Franco Corelli (1921), Tito Gobbi (1913), and Umberto Tozzi (1952).