Friday, November 20, 2009

Renata Tebaldi as Mimì: "Sì, mi chiamano Mimì"

Classic Performance from the great Renata Tebaldi with equally great Jussi Bjorling (1956) G. PUCCINI: La Boheme Opera - Act 1., "Sì, mi chiamano Mimì".

"I know that my voice has entered into the hearts of many people and has caused beautiful reactions. Some, hearing me sing, have become more religious; some who were ill felt joy; friends, while in hospital, played my tapes whenever they felt ill; they all said that my voice gave them the strength needed to stand the pain. Therefore, how can I not be thankful for this great gift?"

- Renata Tebaldi (1922-2004)