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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 with a voice quality which remains undiminished.
The portrait shows Mirella Freni during masterclasses in her hometown of Modena; in an extended interview, filmed in the Teatro Comunale, Freni speaks about her extraordinary career. One of her first performances with Luciano Pavarotti in Puccini’s “La Bohème” is shown. Interviews with colleagues and friends such as famous tenor Plácido Domingo and conductor Herbert von Karajan as well as Freni’s greatest stage performances, private pictures and rare material from the archive complete the portrait.
„I am really touched by this movie. I feel honoured by its sensitive presentation of my life, my career, my work as a teacher and my feelings about all these aspects.“ Mirella Freni
„It was always most enjoyable to sing with her. I remember our joint performances with a lot of pleasure and also a certain melancholy.” Plácido Domingo
„(...) an artist who did everything she could to remain as she was. A simple human being with a big heart.” Herbert von Karajan