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Mirella Freni, A Life Devoted to Opera

A portrait for the soprano's 75th birthday

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A portrait of the Italian soprano, based on archive footages and anecdotes on the legendary singer remembered by Herbert von Karajan and Plácido Domingo among others.

Mirella Freni is one of the most remarkable soprano singers in the world of opera. She has been winning over audiences for half a century with her ever fresh and youthful vocals and a voice quality which remains undiminished.

In 2010, the year of her 75th birthday and the 55th anniversary of her stage debut, she receives the MIDEM Classical Award in the category 'Lifetime Achievement'. This portrait shows Mirella Freni during a Singing Class at the Centro Universale del Bel Canto (CUBeC) in her hometown of Modena. Interviews with colleagues and friends such as tenor Plácido Domingo complete the portrait.

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Directed by:
Marita Stocker
Production date: 2010
Duration: 57 min
Production: © Arthaus Musik
Resolution: SD