All photos @Ioana Chirita / TVR
La Vitleem colo-n jos and Silent Night, filmed recently at the St Joseph Cathedral in Bucharest and broadcast on TVR during holidays.
Beautiful, official photos published by the Monte Carlo Opera from the Gala on December 18. Angela Gheorghiu, Ramon Vargas and George Petean performing together to support Ramon Vargas's foundation.
So sorry none of the artists or the opera house published the program. Would have loved to know what they sung.
Photos: ©Alain Hanel - OMC 2015
What I felt tonight is hard to describe. I cried a lot, same as most of the people gathered at the Athenaeum tonight, supporting Angela's cause, supporting all those in need. It was beautiful. So, so beautiful. A perfectly shaped program of pious songs and two touching opera arias. Visa d'arte was so out of this world, reminding me of the first time I listened to it live, at the Royal Opera House, six years ago. Same uplifting feelings, same tears.
Thank you is everything I could say to Angela, but it's not enough. It was such a noble gesture! So well received! I'm so happy I went and I contributed to the cause. This is now a dear memory, one more connected to Angela's fantastic power to reach my soul.
Here's the program:
Mascagni - Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Frank - Panis Angelicus
Schubert - Ave Maria
Refice - Ombra di Nube
Mozart - Ave Verum Corpus
Popescu - Privegheati si va tugati
Humulescu - Iubi-te-voi doamne
Pann - Tatal nostru
Verdi - Nabucco - Va pensiero
Puccini - Tosca - Vissi D'arte
Puccini - Gianni Schicchi - O mio babbino caro
The National Anthem of Romania
The "George Enescu" Philharmonic orchestra was conducted by Tiberiu Soare.
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