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Program for the Faust Ball at the Hugarian State Opera, February 14

Here it is, as listed on the official website of the event

Boito: Mefistofele (fanfare)
Berlioz: Rákóczi March – Entry of scientists and alchemists
Gounod: Faust-Walzer – Entry of debutantes and beaus (choreographed by Tamás Solymosi)
Hungarian National Anthem
Principal patron’s welcome
Erkel: Palotás – Students of the Hungarian Dance Academy
Gounod: Faust – Jewel Song (Angela Gheorghiu)
Gounod: Faust – Rondo (Krisztián Cser)
Puccini: Gianni Schicchi – Lauretta’s aria (Angela Gheorghiu)
Gounod: Faust – Walpurgisnacht
Agustín Lara: Granada (Angela Gheorghiu)

Werther, LIVE streaming from Vienna, March 13

If you can't be in Vienna at the beginning of March, there's good news! The State Opera will broadcast live the production of Werther on March 13, starring Angela Gheorghiu, Ramon Vargas and Ludovic Tezier.

The ticket to access the live broadcast is 14 euro and should be purchased a few days in advance. More details here.

Werther in Vienna, tickets on public sale

There are three performances of Werther at the Staatsoper Vienna scheduled on March 5, 9 and 13. For the first two performances, the tickets are now on public sale on the website of the opera house. There are plenty of each category. The tickets for the performance on March 13 will go on sale on January 12.

If you don't manage to get a ticket, don't worry, there are about 300 day tickets so in a way or another you'll get in.

On the website there are also a few photos and a trailer of this production signed by Andrei Serban, just to have an idea how everything looks like.

Once again, happy shopping!

Tickets for Adriana in Paris, on sale on January 12

Tickets for the 5 Adriana Lecouvreur performances at Opera National de Paris starring Angela Gheorghiu, Marcelo Alvarez, Luciana D'intino, Alessandro Corbelli and Raul Gimenez go on sale on January 12 on the website of ONP. At the previous sale the website crushed, but hang on and don't give up!

The performances are scheduled for June 23, 26 and July 3, 6, 12. Don't forget that the opera house is huge. It's better to pay a liiiitle bit more on the ticket, just to be closer to the stage. It's worth every cent!

Opera Bastille will host this very beautiful production. I'm looking forward to seeing it again!

Happy shopping!

PHOTOS from the Baden-Baden concert, December 31

Beautiful photos from the New Year's Eve concert in Baden Baden on December 31.
Angela Gheorghiu, together with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, conducted by Tiberiu Soare.

The lucky attendees spotted some video cameras in the venue. If the event was filmed, probably it will be broadcast in the near future.

More photos on the official Facebook fan page

Photos @Facebook fan page

Special guest at the Hungarian State Opera Ball, February 14, 2015


"The 2015 Faust Ball, a night of scientists and artists is to be organized on 14 February. Special guest stars of the event are Angela Gheorghiu, a star of the international world of opera, and Carlos Acosta, principal guest artist of The Royal Ballet" is stated on the official website of the Hungarian State Opera.

The leaflet gives more details. Tickets are available at about 200 euro/ticket.

PHOTOS - the officials, La Boheme @MET

 La Boheme at the Metropolitan Opera, December 2014
Angela Gheorghiu (Mimi) and Michael Fabiano (Rodolfo)

All photos @Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

And a short review on one of the performance in The Observer

#GuardianAngel signing session in Bucharest, December 18

Dear friends living in Bucharest, there's a big event tomorrow, December 18 starting at 7pm at the Carturesti Verona bookstore. Angela will attend the signing session for her latest album, Guardian Angel - Christmas carols.

Here's the invitation

Program for the New Year’s Eve Gala in Baden Baden, Dec 31

Angela Gheorghiu Soprano
Tiberiu Soare
Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern

December 31, 5pm

Spotted the novelties! Ritorna vincitor & Anema e cuore. Glad the program ends with a happy, Romanian song, Sanie cu zurgalai, following the beautiful but pretty nostalgic Tosti songs and Romanian lied.
Plus encores, I'm sure, also in the festive spirit everyone needs on this particular day.

Tickets still available on the website of the Festspielhaus in Baden Baden

Peter Iljitsch Tschaikowsky - Polonaise aus der Oper Eugene Onegin
Giacomo Puccini -“Tu che di gel sei cinta” Arie aus der Oper Turandot
Giuseppe Verdi - „Ritorna vincitor“ Arie der Aida aus der Oper Aida
Johann Strauß Sohn - Kaiserwalzer op. 437
Antonín Dvorák - “Song to the Moon” Arie der Rusalka aus der Oper Rusalka


George Bizet - Farandole aus L’Arlesienne Suite Nr. 2
Francesco Paolo Tosti
“A Vucchella”
“Anema e cuore”

Georges Enescu
Romanian Rhapsody Nr. 1 A-Dur op. 11

“Deschide, deschide fereastra” Lied
“Sanie cu zurgalai” Rumänischer Carol

PHOTOS - La Boheme ar the MET, December 10

La Boheme
Metropolitan Opera, New York

Mimì: Angela Gheorghiu
Musetta: Susanna Phillips
Rodolfo: Michael Fabiano
Marcello: David Bizic
Schaunard: Alessio Arduini
Colline: Matthew Rose
Benoit/Alcindoro: John Del Carlo

Conductor: Riccardo Frizza

Photos @Susan. Thank you!

Reminder: La Boheme LIVE on SiriusXM, Dec 10

La Boheme will be broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York today, December 10, starting 7:25 (NY time).

Listen online on SiriusXM

La Boheme at the Met, Dec 10 & 13

Angela Gheorghiu returns at the Met for two performances of La Boheme, on December 10 and 13.

The performance on December 10 will be broadcast live on SiriuXM (you must register for a 30 day free trial) starting 7:30pm, NY time (it's 2:30pm in Romania)

Lots of tickets still available for both performances on the website of the Met.

Mimì: Angela Gheorghiu
Musetta: Susanna Phillips
Rodolfo: Michael Fabiano
Marcello: David Bizic
Schaunard: Alessio Arduini
Colline: Matthew Rose
Benoit/Alcindoro: John Del Carlo

Conductor: Riccardo Frizza