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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 Mimi 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 296,545 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Mirella Freni is the 157th most popular singer (down from 98th in 2019), the 1,005th most popular biography from Italy (down from 704th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Italian Singer.

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

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Among singers, Mirella Freni ranks 157 out of 3,528Before her are Gilbert Bécaud, Dr. Dre, Feodor Chaliapin, Ibrahim Ferrer, Chris Norman, and Paul Anka. After her are Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Chester Bennington, John Denver, Bob Geldof, Alessandro Moreschi, and Birgit Nilsson.

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Among people born in 1935, Mirella Freni ranks 36Before her are Omar Bongo, Gherman Titov, Udo Lattek, Adnan Khashoggi, Harvey J. Alter, and Miroslav Blažević. After her are Giya Kancheli, David Harvey, Jim Peebles, Jerry Lee Lewis, William Friedkin, and Satoshi Ōmura. Among people deceased in 2020, Mirella Freni ranks 49Before her are Lucia Bosè, Christopher Tolkien, Kim Ki-duk, Stirling Moss, Joel Schumacher, and Kobe Bryant. After her are Nexhmije Hoxha, Luis Sepúlveda, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Eduard Limonov, Ulay, and Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Mirella Freni ranks 1,005 out of 4,668Before her are Valerius Maximus (-100), Romuald (951), Ibycus (-600), Franco Columbu (1941), Liutprand of Cremona (922), and Luigi Riva (1944). After her are Isabella of Aragon, Duchess of Milan (1470), Constance of Sicily, Queen of Aragon (1249), Francesco Albani (1578), Roberto Cavalli (1940), Rosalba Carriera (1673), and Emma Morano (1899).

Among SINGERS In Italy

Among singers born in Italy, Mirella Freni ranks 14Before her are Salvatore Adamo (1943), Gigliola Cinquetti (1947), Renata Tebaldi (1922), Domenico Modugno (1928), Mina (1940), and Eros Ramazzotti (1963). After her are Alessandro Moreschi (1858), Beniamino Gigli (1890), Barbara Strozzi (1619), Franco Corelli (1921), Mario Del Monaco (1915), and Giuseppe Di Stefano (1921).