March 8, 2020
Mirella Freni, the Italian soprano with the glorious lyrical voice, who embodied the Italian school of beautiful singing, passed away in January 2020 at the age of 84. We’ll dip into Decca’s celebration of her 50-year career when she was 70, and hear her with Luciano Pavarotti, a frequent collaborator. She also grew to love and excel in the Russian repertoire, thanks to her second husband, the great bass Nicolai Ghiaurov.
“Sunday Night at the Opera” with host Alexa Petrenko airs at 9 pm tonight on The New Classical FM.