THE fan blog
round minus
round plus

PHOTOS, concert at the Athenaeum in Bucharest, November 29

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.

Click on the first photo to open the slideshow in higher resolution

Benefit concert in Bucharest, November 29

Angela Gheorghiu, together with the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Tiberiu Soare will perform a humanity concert at the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest on November 29. Its purpose is to raise funds for the victims of the fire in the Colectiv Club happening a few weeks ago. It was a very dramatic incident, a lot of people died, even more are still in the hospitals hoping to get better. All the money will be given to them.

The concert is almost sold out. If you can't be here, will stream it live on Sunday, November 29, at 7:30pm Bucharest time. 

Donations can be sent to these two bank accounts:
Fundatia “Pretuieste Viata” 
RON RO25BRDE445SV33742074450
EUR RO13BRDE445SV33742314450
Bank: BRD, sucursala Dorobanti

VIDEO - curtain call of last evening's Tosca at the Met

A great success of the fist Tosca on October 29 at the Metropolitan Opera, as the reviews tell us. I read a few, I can't be happier!

Here's a curtain call video, as posted on the official Facebook page. It takes a few seconds to load, be patient :) Listen to the reaction of the crowd! I'm so looking forward to the live radio broadcast of Tosca on November 2!

Curtain call after Tosca, last night
Posted by Angela Gheorghiu on Friday, October 30, 2015

New conductor for Met Tosca

Paolo Carignani will conduct the two Tosca performances at the Metropolitan Opera on October 29 and November 2, as Placido Domingo has some health issues. Hope he will get well soon.

Don't forget, the Tosca on November 2 starring Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Aronica and Zeljko Lucic will be broadcast live on Sirius XM!