La Scala debut with Freni - 1965
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Luciano Pavarotti - 15 facts you never knew about the great tenor
4. La Scala debut with Freni - 1965
On 28 April 1965, Pavarotti made his La Scala debut in the revival of the Zeffirelli production of La bohème, with his childhood friend Mirella Freni singing Mimi and Herbert von Karajan conducting. Karajan had particularly asked for Pavarotti.