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Something I like. GK


GK. You got used to JK, right? No, it's not a typo. I got it right. Couldn't help not to be impressed by this voice and his attitude. He's so into the character.

Dear all, this is Gregory Kunde and his Di quella pira, Trovatore, Teatro la Fenice, Venice, two days ago, on September 24. At 60 he can do what many (many, many, many) other younger tenors can't. Have never seen him performing live, but I have already made plans. Soon, very soon. 


Have a sunny weekend!

Interview for Radio Musiq 3 Belgique


Radio broadcast from September 23 on Radio Musiq3 Belgique. Interview and lots of arias, 25 minute long, en francais, que je ne parle pas :)

Click HERE to listen to it. After opening the link, click on the "podcast" icon (the second from the right) to download the podcast in your iTunes.

Enjoy!

VIDEO, concert in Gent, September 23

Spotted on YouTube, a few videos from the concert in Gent on September 23

Habanera


Pleurez mes yeux


Tu che di gel sei cinta


O mio babbino caro

PHOTOS, concert in Gent/Belgium, September 23


Capitole Gent, September 23, 20:30
Angela Gheorghiu
The Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Ivan Repušić

What I heard...

G. Verdi, Ouverture uit Nabucco
G. Puccini, Donde lieta uscita uit La Bohème
G. Puccini, Intermezzo uit Manon Lescaut (orkest)
R. Leoncavallo, Stridono Lassù uit I Pagliacci
G. Bizet, Farandole uit L’Arlésienne Suite (orkest)
G. Bizet, Habanera uit Carmen

Pauze

G. Verdi, Ouverture uit La Forza del Destino (orkest)
J. Massenet, Pleurez mes yeux uit Le Cid
G. Verdi, Ballabile uit Otello (orkest)
G. Puccini, Tu che di gel sei cinta uit Turandot
P. Mascagni, Intermezzo uit Cavalleria Rusticana (orkest)
A. Catalani, Ebben ne andrò lontana uit La Wally

Encores
O, mio babbino caro
Deschide, deschide fereastra - Romanian song
Granada

And what I saw...

Angela Gheorghiu





Angela Gheorghiu and Ivan Repusic

















Program for the concert in Gent, September 23

Capitole Gent, September 23, 20:30
Angela Gheorghiu
The Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Ivan Repušić


G. Verdi, Ouverture uit Nabucco
G. Puccini, Donde lieta uscita uit La Bohème
G. Puccini, Intermezzo uit Manon Lescaut (orkest)
R. Leoncavallo, Stridono Lassù uit I Pagliacci
G. Bizet, Farandole uit L’Arlésienne Suite (orkest)
G. Bizet, Habanera uit Carmen

Pauze

G. Verdi, Ouverture uit La Forza del Destino (orkest)
J. Massenet, Pleurez mes yeux uit Le Cid
G. Verdi, Ballabile uit Otello (orkest)
G. Puccini, Tu che di gel sei cinta uit Turandot
P. Mascagni, Intermezzo uit Cavalleria Rusticana (orkest)
A. Catalani, Ebben ne andrò lontana uit La Wally

Click here to download the pdf program

Three Classic Albums, limited edition box


Good news from Decca, they prepared a limited edition Angela Gheorghiu Three Classic Albums. It contains My World, Arias and Verdi Heroines CDs. All must haves in our collections. The box was released in Europe on August 18. It's available for order on Amazon.co.uk

In the United States, the box will be released on September 16 and it's already available for preorder on Amazon.com



Recital at the Shanghai International Arts Festival, October 30


Anglea will perform at the 16th edition of the Shanghai International Arts Festival on October 30, 2014. She will be accompanied by Romanian pianist Alexandru Petrovici.

Repertoire for this concert includes classic tracks of Chopin, Debussy and Rachmaninoff

First AG autograph I've ever got


My treasure box contains the opera&concert tickets from all the performances I have attended for the past seven years. And also many programs, most of them signed by the artists.  To my great joy, I found this one. It dates back to October 2008, it was Faust at the Vienna State Opera. My first eye to eye meeting with Angela. Needless to say I couldn't say a word. Hope at least I smiled…I don't remember. It was a thunder strike. You all know the feeling :)

So here it is. The very first autograph Angela signed for me. My preeeeciouuuussssss! 


Have a sunny Saturday!

PHOTOS from the Beirut Recital, August 3

 Via the Baalbeck International Festival Facebook page


Angela Gheorghiu and Alexandru Petrovici

Today in Beirut, Lebanon


Setup ready at Casino du Liban Theatre in Beirut for the recital tonight, part of Baalbeck International Festival. On stage, Angela Gheorghiu and Alexandru Petrovici, piano

Program for the concert in Regensburg on July 27


Some might say it's post event info. It is, but as it wasn't made public before and many asked me if I knew what Angela sung, so here it is. Many thanks to Martine! 
I also asked her how Tu che di del sei cinta was, as I've never listen to it live. Liu was fantastic. Puccini wrote Liu for her, said Martine. I secretly hope to see it included in future programs.

There were five encores, All the things you are, Guten Abend, Gut' Nacht and……….. ?



PHOTOS from the concert in Regensburg via Getty Images


Concert in Regensburg, Germany
July 27

Angela Gheorghiu
Hofer Symphoniker Orchestra
Tiberiu Soare, conductor

All the photos @Getty Images






Photo @Rainer Pleischmann