Friday, November 20, 2009

Maria Callas as Mimì -- "Sì, mi chiamano Mimì"

Giacomo Puccini wrote this beautiful opera. Listen and enjoy Maria Callas rendition of the most famous aria, "Sì, mi chiamano Mimì". More about aria + English Translation in other blog post, here.

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Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini
Born: Lucca, Grand Duchy of Tuscany, 22 Dec. 1858

Died: Brussels, Belgium, 29 Nov. 1924


Operas by Puccini
Dates and locations are those of premieres.
  • Le Villi (31.5.1884 Teatro dal Verme, Milan)
  • Le Villi [rev] (26.12.1884 Teatro Regio, Turin)
  • Edgar (21.4.1889 Teatro alla Scala, Milan)
  • Edgar [rev] (28.2.1892 Teatro Communale, Ferrara)
  • Manon Lescaut (1.2.1893 Teatro Regio, Turin)
  • La bohème (1.2.1896 Teatro Regio, Turin)
  • Tosca (14.1.1900 Teatro Costanzi, Rome)
  • Madama Butterfly (17.2.1904 Teatro alla Scala, Milan)
  • Madama Butterfly [rev] (28.5.1904 Teatro Grande, Brescia)
  • Edgar [rev 2] (8.7.1905 Teatro Colón?, Buenos Aires)
  • Madama Butterfly [rev 2] (10.7.1905 Covent Garden, London)
  • Madama Butterfly [rev 3] (28.12.1905 Opéra Comique, Paris)
  • La fanciulla del West (10.12.1910 Metropolitan Opera, New York)
  • La rondine (27.3.1917 Opéra, Monte Carlo)
  • Il trittico (14.12.1918 Metropolitan Opera, New York):
  • Turandot (25.4.1926 Teatro alla Scala, Milan)