Definitions

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  • proper noun A female given name.

Etymologies

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An Italian pet form of Laura; first introduced into English as the name of one of the narrators in the Decameron.

Examples

  • Joyce El-Khoury, the soprano who was so memorable as Lauretta and Suor Angelica at last year's opening night, will sing Mimi; at the press luncheon, she offered Maazel's guests a rendition of "Mi chiamano Mimi" that made a sound case for her claim on the role.

    Castleton Festival announces 3rd season for 2011

  • Along with Coppa, the Canterellas - Richard, 66, Lauretta, 63, and Paul, 39 - are all awaiting sentencing by Brooklyn Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis, whose chambers declined to provide any details about their cases, including the dates they were released on bail, or when they are due to be sentenced.

    Jerry Capeci: Feds Reward Four Bonanno Defectors With Their Freedom

  • But the overall success hinged on strong singing and acting in the smaller roles, especially Jerett Gieseler's Simone, Myeongsook Park's Zita and Courtney Ross's Lauretta.

    A night at the opera, small-scale but satisfying

  • Along with Coppa, the Canterellas - Richard, 66, Lauretta, 63, and Paul, 39 - are all awaiting sentencing by Brooklyn Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis, whose chambers declined to provide any details about their cases, including the dates they were released on bail, or when they are due to be sentenced.

    Jerry Capeci: Feds Reward Four Bonanno Defectors With Their Freedom

  • Rinuccio and Lauretta are more intensely infatuated teens than idealized young lovers.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Rinuccio and Lauretta are more intensely infatuated teens than idealized young lovers.

    Three times an opera

  • By 11 p.m., when this final opera began, Rebekah Camm, the scheduled lead, already announced as ill, was no longer able to perform, and El-Khoury, who had already sung Lauretta, stepped in, though the role of Angelica calls for a far heavier voice.

    Castleton Festival opens

  • When the two enter, Schicchi is dressed as a rather greasy mobster and Lauretta is more sexy and trashy than innocent and beautiful.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • And Joyce El-Khouri, as his daughter Lauretta, was another example: she actually managed to deliver “O mio babbino caro,” the most famous tune of the evening, with completely convincing acting, simultaneously wrapping her father around her finger, giving her fiancé Rinuccio (the rather nasal Edited to add: Matthew Plenk Zach Borichevsky) an emphatic thumbs-up behind her back, and floating out the gorgeous tune with aplomb.

    Castleton Festival opens

  • When the two enter, Schicchi is dressed as a rather greasy mobster and Lauretta is more sexy and trashy than innocent and beautiful.

    Three times an opera

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