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Full track list and audio preview of the upcoming Anniversary box


Curious? Here it is. The complete track list and audio sample of every CD in the 25th Anniversary Box (8 cds + 1 DVD) is available on Warner Classics website.

The collection was curated by Angela Gheorghiu and features Italian music from Baroque to belcanto, French and Romanian songs, and an exclusive interview with the singer by musical commentator Jon Tolansky.

The box is listed on Amazon.co.uk but can't be pre ordered yet. Stay tuned!

ARTE to broadcast the Baden Baden concert, March 8


ARTE TV will broadcast excerpts (43 minutes) from Angela's concert at the Baden Baden Festpielhaus on December 31, 2014,  on March 8 starting 6:30pm (GMT+1). The Deutschen Radio Philharmonie is conducted by Tiberiu Soare.

More details on ArteTV website

Below there's a 2 minute sneak peek from Song to the Moon. Hope to see it someday. ARTE has online streaming, but it's not available here in Romania.

Enjoy!


Anniversay box to be released by Warner Classics, April 6


Warner Classics this month launches its Autograph Series: biographical overviews of acclaimed artists’ careers (Angela Gheorghiu, Jose van Dam and Thomas Hampson) in themed compilations, created in close collaboration with the artists themselves, and featuring exclusive new recordings of them discussing their lives in music.

The 8 CD+DVD box marks Angela Gheorghiu's 25th anniversary of the stage debut. It contains previously released songs grouped in themes, ‘Femmes Fatales’ (Carmen, Manon, Dalilah) being one of them. 

The box features an 80-minute Interview Portrait bonus CD in which the she recalls her life and career and discusses many of the operatic roles and concert melodies, lieder and arias included in the collections. The conversation has been recorded exclusively for the new Warner Classics Autograph Series with opera specialist Jon Tolansky. Furthermore, the Angela Gheorghiu box includes a DVD with performance extracts and a never-before-released interview with film and opera director Franco Zeffirelli.

On sale starting April 6


Database and schedule sections updated


Announcing the sections updates. Left behind for a while, now back on track.

*The schedule - with all the performances confirmed for 2014

*The performances database, with 2014 added. This is a work in progress, for the past five years I've been trying to gather here all the performances Angela ever performed in. I guess there are still some missing, not all the opera houses have archives. Contributions are encouraged.

*The press (aka The voice of the audience) - with most of the articles related to performances

All three sections are part on the menu on the home page of the blog. Check them out, buy opera tickets, flight tickets and go listen to Angela!

In TOSCA at the Met next season, Oct 29/Nov 2


The Metropolitan Opera announced the new 15/16 season today.

Angela Gheorghiu will be Floria Tosca in two performances of Luc Bondy's Tosca, on October 29 and November 2, alongside tenor Massimo Giordano (Cavaradossi) and baritones George Gagnidze (Oct 29) and Željko Lucic (Nov 2), under Plácido Domingo's baton. 

Tickets go on sale on August 10.

Browse the online brochure to see what goodies the Met prepared for us next season!


Second recital in Australia, Melbourne - October 13



Angela Gheorghiu is touring in Australia for the very first time in October 2015 to perform two very special piano recitals, accompanied by the highly respected pianist Alexandru Petrovici.

The second recital in Australia is now promoted, following the one already announced at the Sydeny Opera House on October 8. The recital will take place at the Arts Center Melbourne on October 13, starting 8pm, in the Hamer Hall.
The tickets are already on sale, from 125$ to 295$, on the website of the Arts Center Melbourne.


Interview ahead of the Faust Ball, February 14


Thoughts on the upcoming Faust Ball in Budapest, first waltz, favorite opera role (for the first time clearly stated as so far the reply was 'couldn't choose only one'), pieces to sing as the special guest star of the evening, in an interview Angela Gheorghiu gave. It's here, in Hungarian. Google translate will give you a hand with understanding everything.

The program looks great! There's also a mention of a "live projection" from 9 to 10pm, with no other details. We'll keep an eye on the website!

Special evening in...Sydney. October 8, 2015


For the first time Down Under. Sydeny Opera House in Sydney, Australia, will welcome Angela Gheorghiu for a recital on October 8, 2015. She will be accompanied by pianist Alexandru Petrovici. 

Tickets will go on sale on February 16, with prices ranging from 125 to 295 Australian dollars.

Angela & Milos = Verbier, July 25


That's new x 3. New place, new company, new program. Angela Gheorghiu and guitar player Milos Karadaglić will be great together!
Pieces by Dowland, Schubert, French songs, popular Italian, Spahish, Napolitan and Brazilian songs...

Put it down in your agendas, it's July 25, 2015, at the Eglise Verbier in Verbier, Switzerland, during the Verbier Festival. Buy tickets HERE. Ticket prices...90 and 110 CHF

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!