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“Si, mi chiamano Mimì” May 10, 2007

Posted by Jeff in Italian, La Boheme, Opera, Renata Scotto, Theater.

Many opera singers have sung Musetta in Puccini’s La Boheme early in their careers and gone on to sing Mimì, but Renata Scotto went in the other direction.

By all evidence, her decision to “step down” to Musetta was her own, even though she had sang Mimì any number of times at the Met, most notably in this 1977 performance with Luciano Pavarotti, the first opera performance in the PBS Live From Lincoln Center series. Here she sings her Act I aria:

Her performance as Musetta in the Franco Zefferelli production is here.

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1. Anonymous - July 1, 2007


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