[Met Concert/Gala] CID:351265
Mirella Freni Gala Anniversary Concert. Metropolitan Opera House: 05/15/2005.

(50th anniversary of Mirella Freni's operatic debut and 40th anniversary of her Met debut)


Metropolitan Opera House
May 15, 2005
Benefit for the Metropolitan Opera Pension Fund


MIRELLA FRENI GALA ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Mirella Freni's operatic debut
and the 40th anniversary of her Metropolitan Opera debut


The Bartered Bride: Overture
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Manon: Adieu, notre petite table
Mirella Freni

Mignon: Connais-tu le pays?
Frederica von Stade

Andrea Chénier: Un dì all'azzurro spazio
Salvatore Licitra

Mefistofele: Prologue
James Morris
Metropolitan Opera Chorus

La Gioconda: Cielo e Mar
Marcello Giordani

Adriana Lecouvreur: Io son l'umile ancella
Mirella Freni

Adriana Lecouvreur: Adriana!...Maurizio!
Mirella Freni
Salvatore Licitra

The Maid of Orléans: Prostite vi
Mirella Freni


Eugene Onegin: Act III

Eugene Onegin...........Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Tatiana.................Mirella Freni
Prince Gremin...........Robert Lloyd
Metropolitan Opera Chorus


De Curtis: Non ti scordar di me (encore)
Mirella Freni [Last appearance]
Marcello Giordani

Conductor...............James Levine


Presentation:
Joseph Volpe spoke of Mirella Freni's Metropolitan Opera career and presented her with a signed photograph of Puccini, framed with a fragment of the first curtain of the new Met.

[Note: Though unannounced at the time of the performance, this gala event was the last professional appearance of Mme. Freni on any stage.]



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