Angela Gheorghiu sopran från Rumänien

Angela Gheorghiu sopran från Rumänien

Angela Gheorghiu rumänsk sopran.Hon debuterade vid operan i Cluj, i Rumänien som Mimi i La Bohème 1990. Hennes internationella debut ägde rum året efter på Covent Garden i rollen som Zerlina i Don Giovanni. Hon debuterade på Staatsoper i Wien som Adina i Kärleksdrycken och som Mimi på Metropolitan Opera i New York.

Angela Gheorghiu sopran från Rumänien

Superstar Angela Gheorghiu, the most glamorous and gifted opera singer of our time, was born in the small Romanian town Adjud. From early childhood it was obvious that she will become a singer, her destiny was the music. She attended the Music School in Bucharest and graduated the National University of Music Bucharest, where she studied with the remarkable music teacher Mia Barbu. Ms. Gheorghiu’s magnificent voice and dazzling stage presence have established her as a unique international opera superstar.
Angela Gheorghiu made her international debut in 1992 at Royal Opera House Covent Garden with La Bohème. In the same year she made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera New York and at the Vienna State Opera. It was in the Royal Opera House Covent Garden that she first sang her much acclaimed La Traviata in 1994, when the BBC cleared out its schedules to broadcast the opera. At one rehearsal the conductor Sir Georg Solti said: “I was in tears. I had to go out. The girl is wonderful. She can do everything.”
The performance was also filmed and recorded by Decca. Newspapers and magazines noticed that “A star is born”. Since then Ms Gheorghiu has been in constant demand in opera houses and concert halls around the world: New York, London, Paris, Salzburg, Berlin, Tokyo, Rome, Seoul, Venice, Athens, Monte Carlo, Chicago, Philadelphia,(with Philadelphia Orchestra) Sao Paolo, Los Angeles, Lisbon, Valencia, Palermo, Balbeck, Amsterdam, Kuala Lumpur, Zürich, Vienna, Salzburg, Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Prague, Montreal, Moscow, Taipei, San Juan, Ljubljana.

Her first exclusive recording contract was signed in 1995 with Decca for whom she made several recordings: on DVD: La Traviata with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, L’elisir d’amore with Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon, La Boheme with Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, and on CD: Arias with the Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino, Verdi Heroines with the Orchestra Sinfonica di MIlano “Giuseppe Verdi”, My World and Mysterium with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Her next exclusive recording agreement was signed in 1998 with EMI Classics. She recorded an album of duets and arias with Roberto Alagna and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Puccini’s rarely recorded opera La Rondine with London Symphony Orchestra, Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette with Orchestre National du Capitole du Toulouse and for the second album of duets with Roberto Alagna, Verdi per due, she worked together with Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Claudio Abbado.

Other EMI recordings are: Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi from Il Trittico, Massenet’s Werther with London Symphony Orchestra, Massenet’s Manon with Orchestre Symphonique de la Monnaie Brussels, Verdi’s Il Trovatore with London Symphony Orchestra and Bizet’s Carmen with Orchestre National du Capitole du Toulouse, the concert for Queen Beatrix’s Jubilee in Amsterdam (April 2005, CD and DVD) and the recital at Teatro alla Scala di Milano.

Her recital Casta Diva was followed by a live recording of Classics on a Summer’s Evening, the concert performed alongside with Staatskapelle Dresden, by Verdi’s Requiem with Berliner Philharmoniker and by the recital at the Royal Opera House in 2001, all released both on CD and DVD. The recording of a recital of Puccini arias in 2008 proved once more Ms. Gheorghiu’s profound musicality.

Angela Gheorghiu’s latest releases are the complete opera recordings of L’Amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni and Fedora by Umberto Giordano (both with Deutsche Grammophon). The live performance of La Rondine in the Metropolitan Opera (2009) as well as Faust from Royal Opera House (2004)were released on DVD by EMI Classics in 2011. Adriana Lecouvreur (a Royal Opera House production recorded in 2010) was released on DVD in 2012.

In November 2011 Angela Gheorghiu releasd Homage to Maria Callas, a collection of beloved opera arias from French and Italian repertoire inspired by Maria Callas’s career and recordings. Marco Armiliato conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

In March 2015 Warner Classics released an 8 CD + 1DVD box set entitled Autograph, celebrating 25 years of career.

All her CDs have received widespread critical acclaim and have been awarded many prizes such as Gramophone Awards, Diapason d’Or Awards, Choc du Monde de la Musique in France, Cecilia Prize in Belgium, Deutsche Schallplattenkritik-Preis in Germany, the Echo Award, the Italian Musica e dischi Foreign Lyric Production Award, the USA Critics’ Award etc. Mrs Gheorghiu won the title of “Female Artist of the Year” at the Classical Brit Awards in 2001 and 2010.

In 1999 she took part with great success in a concert “Michael Jackson and Friends” in Munich. Mrs. Gheorghiu sang at the reopening of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden (December 1999) and Teatro Malibran in Venice (23 May 2001) and at the opening new opera house in Valencia in the presence of the Queen Sofia of Spain (October 2005) . She sang at the historic performance Prom at the Palace on June,1, 2002 which marked the Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, a concert that is also available on DVD. She sang for HRH Prince of Wales on different occasions. In 2003 she performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert.

In December 2000 Ms Gheorghiu performed the title role in Tosca, the movie directed by Benoit Jacquot. The film was released in theatres around the world and received popular and critical acclaim: “She is one of the most sensuous Toscas imaginable… Angela Gheorghiu’s passion and beauty are ideal for Tosca, as if the best qualities of Callas’ and Tebaldi’s portrayals had come together.” (Opera News, USA). Angela Gheorghiu attended the Venice Film Festival in 2001 when the movie was premiered. Ms. Gheorghiu also interpreted Juliette in the movie Romeo et Juliette released on DVD by Online Classics.

Among major appearances in the last ten years were the much acclaimed performances of La Rondine and Pagliacci at the Royal Opera House, Romeo et Juliette at the Choregies d’Orange and Salzburg Festival, Faust at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Royal Opera House and Monte Carlo Opera, Simon Boccanegra at the Royal Opera House.

There were also recitals in Salzburg (Salzburg Festival) and in Vienna (Musikverein) and concerts in Amsterdam (Queen Beatrix Jubilee Gala), in New York (the New Year’s Eve concert with the New York Philharmonic), Philadelphia (with Philadelphia Orchestra) and Los Angeles, Vancouver and Toronto (April 2011), Seoul, Shanghai, Valladolid (May 2011) in London at O2 Arena together with Placido Domingo (July 2011), a concert for the opening of Katara Amphitheater in Doha, Qatar in December 2011 (performing in a piece especially composed for this event by Vangelis), concert in Oman (April 2012) and a gala concert at Teatro Colon Buenos Aires with Roberto Alagna (April 2012). All these appearances earned spectacular reviews.

In January 2006 she triumphed with La Traviata at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Three months later, in April, she made her debut in Teatro alla Scala in Milano with a recital, in May she opened the Film Festival in Cannes. In June 2006 she made her stage debut in Tosca at the Royal Opera House in London in a new production that was dedicated to her. Then she returned to the Vienna State Opera for performances of La Boheme (November 2007) and to the Metropolitan Opera a run of Simon Boccanegra and a gala performance of La Traviata (March 2007).

Angela Gheorghiu performed again in La Traviata in Rome and Milano in 2007. She also had some much-acclaimed concerts in Paris (Salle Pleyel and Palais Garnier) and in Los Angeles. In September 2007 she performed the title role in the world premiere of the opera Marius et Fanny by Vladimir Cosma at Marseille Opera. Then she sang a series of much-praised performances of La Rondine in San Francisco.

When Ms. Gheorghiu sang La Boheme at the Metropolitan in New York, the performance was transmitted in theatres to an audience of over one million and five hundred thousand people. Other performances broadcasted in theatres were La Traviata in Milan and in Rome and La Rondine in San Francisco and New York.

The new Royal Opera House Cinema Season 2011/12 relayed in hundreds of theaters around the world started with three productions having Angela Gheorghiu in the title role: Faust, broadcast live (September 2011), Adriana Lecouvreur (October 2011) and Tosca (November 2011).

In 2010 she made her much-acclaimed debut in Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur, a new production of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. The Observer wrote: ”It’s hard to imagine anyone bettering Angela Gheorghiu in this part. Her voice, feather-light and creamy yet with a core of steel, matches the liquid way she moves on stage. She’s a natural actress and made the improbable death scene heartbreakingly believable and her signature aria ”Poveri fiori” simply unforgettable.”

In July 2011 she sung the title role in Tosca with a stellar cast led by Antonio Pappano. In September 2011 she came back to London for the revival of Faust, performance broadcast live in cinemas. In June 2012 Angela Gheorghiu celebrated 20 years from her debut at Royal Opera House in London performing in La Boheme

In 2014, Ms. Gheorghiu had performances of Adriana Lecouvreur, Tosca and La Bohème in Vienna, as well as concerts in Amsterdam, London, Prague, Munich, Hamburg and Vienna (Konzerthaus) and recitals in Barcelona (Gran Teatre del Liceu) and Milan (Teatro alla Scala).

In March 2015 she made her debut in Werther at the Vienna State Opera, under Frederic Chaslin’s baton.

Ms. Gheorghiu was honoured with “La Medaille Vermeille de la Ville de Paris” and she was appointed an “Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres” and “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres” by the French Ministry of Culture and by her native country Romania. In December 2010 she was awarded the honorific title of “Doctor Honoris Causa” by the University of Arts in Iasi (Romania) and the “Star of Romania”, the highest decoration given by the by the President of Romania.

In October 2012 she was conferred the “Nihil Sine Deo” royal decoration from His Majesty King Michael I for promoting Romanian cultural values abroad. In October 2014, Angela Gheorghiu was awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa honorary title from the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Cluj Napoca (Romania).

Future engagements include various concerts in Europe (Verbier, Dublin, Vienna, London) and United Stated of America (Los Angeles and Indiana), the first tour in Australia, with concerts in Melbourne and Sydney as well as opera performances Salzburg (Werther), New York, Vienna and London (Tosca).

Metropolitan Opera

[Met Performance] CID:314670
La Bohème {999}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/4/1993
Debut: Angela Gheorghiu, Manuel Lanza
[Met Performance] CID:314710
La Bohème {1000}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/9/1993
Debut: Fernando de la Mora
[Met Performance] CID:314750
La Bohème {1001}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/13/1993
[Met Performance] CID:315710
La Bohème {1007}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/17/1994
[Met Performance] CID:315760
La Bohème {1008}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/22/1994
[Met Performance] CID:315800  Opera News 1 Opera News 2
La Bohème {1009}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/26/1994
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:318010
La Bohème {1010}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/27/1994
Debut: Stefano Palatchi
[Met Performance] CID:318040
La Bohème {1011}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/1/1994
[Met Performance] CID:318090
La Bohème {1012}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/6/1994
[Met Performance] CID:318150
La Bohème {1013}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/12/1994
[Met Performance] CID:318180
La Bohème {1014}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/15/1994
[Met Performance] CID:323230
Turandot {186}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/5/1996
Debut: Peter Di Bonaventura
[Met Performance] CID:323270
Turandot {187}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/9/1996
Debut: Christiano Andreotti
[Met Performance] CID:323320
Turandot {188}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/14/1996
[Met Performance] CID:323350
Turandot {189}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/17/1996
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:323400
Turandot {190}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/22/1996
[Met Performance] CID:323890 
La Bohème {1031}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/10/1996
Debuts: Roberto Alagna, William Shimell, Simone Young
[Met Performance] CID:323930
La Bohème {1032}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/13/1996
[Met Performance] CID:324050
La Bohème {1035}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/24/1996
[Met Performance] CID:324080
La Bohème {1036}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/27/1996
In a curtain speech before the performance, General Manager Joseph Volpe announced that the Mimì and Rodolfo, Gheorghiu and Alagna, had been married the previous night.
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:324090
James Levine Gala
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/27/1996
James Levine’s 25th Anniversary
Broadcast / Telecast
[Met Performance] CID:326320 
New Production
Carmen {840}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/31/1996
[Met Performance] CID:326360
Carmen {841}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/4/1996
[Met Performance] CID:326390
Carmen {842}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/7/1996
[Met Performance] CID:326450
Carmen {843}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/12/1996
[Met Performance] CID:326530
Carmen {845}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/20/1996
[Met Performance] CID:326630
Carmen {848}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/30/1996
[Met Performance] CID:326660
Carmen {849}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/4/1996
[Met Performance] CID:326690
Carmen {850}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/7/1996
[Met Performance] CID:327710
Carmen {851}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/19/1997
[Met Performance] CID:327740
Carmen {852}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/22/1997
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:327770 
Carmen {853}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/25/1997
Broadcast / Telecast
[Met Performance] CID:328300
Carmen {855}
NHK Hall, Tokyo, Japan; 05/31/1997
[Met Performance] CID:328340
Carmen {856}
NHK Hall, Tokyo, Japan; 06/5/1997
[Met Performance] CID:330528
Roméo et Juliette {294}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/16/1998
Debuts: Alfred Walker, Bertrand de Billy
[Met Performance] CID:330540
Roméo et Juliette {295}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/20/1998
[Met Performance] CID:330552
Roméo et Juliette {296}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/24/1998
[Met Performance] CID:330564 Opera News
Roméo et Juliette {297}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/28/1998
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:330588
Roméo et Juliette {299}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/4/1998
[Met Performance] CID:330597
Roméo et Juliette {300}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/8/1998
Debut: William Stone
[Met Performance] CID:332189
L’Elisir d’Amore {242}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/30/1999
Debut: Evelino Pidò
[Met Performance] CID:332204
L’Elisir d’Amore {243}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/4/1999
[Met Performance] CID:332219
L’Elisir d’Amore {244}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/9/1999
[Met Performance] CID:332231
L’Elisir d’Amore {245}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/13/1999
[Met Performance] CID:332243
L’Elisir d’Amore {246}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/17/1999
[Met Performance] CID:333090
Turandot {216}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/24/2000
[Met Performance] CID:333099
Turandot {217}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/27/2000
[Met Performance] CID:333111
Turandot {218}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/30/2000
[Met Performance] CID:333123
Turandot {219}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/3/2000
[Met Performance] CID:333141
Turandot {220}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/9/2000
Debut: Angela De Verger
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:350387
Pension Fund Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/24/2002
[Met Performance] CID:328060 
Faust {707}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/03/2003
Review
[Met Performance] CID:350568
Faust {708}
Metropolitan Opera House; 3/07/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350588
Faust {709}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/13/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350614
Faust {710}
Metropolitan Opera House; 3/18/2003
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:351293
Opening Night Gala Performance
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/19/2005
Opening Night {121}
Joseph Volpe, General Manager
[Met Performance] CID:351420 
La Traviata {904}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/04/2006
Debut: Jonas Kaufmann
[Met Performance] CID:351422
La Traviata {905}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/07/2006
[Met Performance] CID:351428  Opera News 1 Opera News 2
La Traviata {906}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/11/2006
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351433
La Traviata {907}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/16/2006
[Met Performance] CID:351444
La Traviata {909}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/27/2006
[Met Performance] CID:319120 
Simon Boccanegra {123}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/19/2007
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:351876
Simon Boccanegra {124}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/23/2007
[Met Performance] CID:351869
Simon Boccanegra {125}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/27/2007
[Met Performance] CID:351884 
Simon Boccanegra {126}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/03/2007
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351934
La Traviata {932}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/24/2007
[Met Performance] CID:352451 
La Bohème {1194}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/29/2008
Debut: Quinn Kelsey
[Met Performance] CID:352455
La Bohème {1195}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/01/2008
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:352466 
La Bohème {1196}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/05/2008
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:352474
La Bohème {1197}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/09/2008
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352480
La Bohème {1198}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/12/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352557
MET Summer Concert: Live in Prospect Park
New York, Brooklyn, Prospect Park; 06/20/2008
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:352796 
New Production
La Rondine {19}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/31/2008
Debuts: Marius Brenciu, Elizabeth DeShong
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:352799
La Rondine {20}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/03/2009
[Met Performance] CID:352807
La Rondine {21}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/07/2009
[Met Performance] CID:352811 
La Rondine {22}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/10/2009
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:352864
La Rondine {24}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/11/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352871
La Rondine {25}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/14/2009
[Met Performance] CID:352884
La Rondine {26}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/19/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352904
La Rondine {28}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/26/2009
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:352934 
The 125th Anniversary Gala
Celebration of Plácido Domingo’s 40 Years at the Met

Metropolitan Opera House; 03/15/2009
Broadcast / Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:352973 
L’Elisir d’Amore {253}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/31/2009
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:352984
L’Elisir d’Amore {254}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/04/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352996
L’Elisir d’Amore {255}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/08/2009
[Met Performance] CID:353011
L’Elisir d’Amore {256}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/11/2009
[Met Performance] CID:353291
Carmen {948}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/08/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353434
La Bohème {1217}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/20/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353450 
La Traviata {953}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/29/2010
Debut: James Valenti
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:353465
La Traviata {954}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/03/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353473
La Traviata {955}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/07/2010
Debut: Steven White
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353480
La Traviata {956}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/10/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353495 
La Traviata {958}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/17/2010
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353505
La Traviata {959}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/21/2010
[Met Performance] CID:355679 
La Bohème {1270}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/10/2014
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:355686
La Bohème {1271}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/13/2014
[Met Performance] CID:356092
Tosca {941}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/29/2015
[Met Performance] CID:356097
Tosca {942}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/02/2015
Broadcast

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