from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as Manidæ.


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  • Rumph offered the audience a thoughtful Rodolfo, innocent and rather sweet, with a confident, warm tenor that used superb control to great emotional effect, particularly in the signature "Che gelida manina."

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  • "Che gelida manina," he exclaims, "How cold your little hand is; let me warm it in mine."

    Puccini Was Not Just a Melodist

  • Apparently he sang "Che gelida manina" so beautifully that he got a giant ovation and Caballe stepped out of character to applaud him.


  • "Che Gelida Manina," performed by Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert Von Karajan & Luciano Pavarotti Two of Puccini's most beloved arias -- "Che gelida manina" and "Mi chiamano Mimì" -- occur midway in the first act of his "La Bohème," a cornerstone of the opera literature since its premiere in 1896.

    Puccini Was Not Just a Melodist

  • In updating "La Boheme," Luhrmann has paradoxically returned Mimi and Rodolfo's romance to something like Puccini's own era, when regular folks went to the opera and "Che gelida manina" was a pop hit.

    Baz Is Broadway Bound

  • The audience goes absolutely nuts after "Che gelida manina," and with good reason.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • "Che gelida manina" and "Una furtiva lagrima" are perfectly lovely, models of style and beautiful singing.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • Rodolfo introduces himself, and his dreams, in the aria "Che gelida manina" Your little hand is cold.

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  • Manon, a performance of vivid colour and effortless beauty, and Pop's "Che gelida manina" from


  • Rodolfo introduces himself with the aria "Che gelida manina," saying that he lives in poverty, yet "squanders rhymes and love-songs like a lord."

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