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Program for the recital in Los Angeles, September 19

So many new arias and such a long program! 
This would be a not to be missed recital! So sad Los Angeles is so far away! 

Have you noticed In Quelle Trine Morbide, Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix and Ecco: Respiro Appena? I have. You will :)

Gosh, and I so wished to listen to Mon coeur in a concert... Keep my fingers crossed the program in London next year will be the same!

Angela Gheorghiu
Jeff Cohen, piano

“O cessate di piagarmi” from Il Pompeo by Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
“O del mio dolce ardor” from Paride ed Elena by Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)
“Tre giorni son che Nina” by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)
“Nel cor più non mi sento” from L’amor contrastato by Giovanni Paisiello (1740-1816)
“Malinconia, ninfa gentile” by Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835)
“Me voglio fa na casa” by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
“Brindisi” from La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
“Nebbie” by Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
“Morire?” by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
“Sole e amore” by Giacomo Puccini
“O Mio Babbino Caro” from Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini
“In Quelle Trine Morbide” from Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini
“Come Again, sweet love doth now invite” by John Dowland (1563-1626)
“The Last Rose of Summer” by Friedrich Von Flotow (1812-1883)
“The Bohemian Girl” by Michael William Balfe (1808-1870)
“Ombra di nube” by Licinio Refice (1883-1954)
“Ideale” by Paolo Tosti (1846-1916)
“La Serenata” by Paolo Tosti
“Chanson de l’adieu” by Paolo Tosti
“A vucchella” by Paolo Tosti
“Cantecul Fluierasului” by George Stephănescu (1843-1925)
“Pianul” by Mişu Iancu (1909-1994)
“Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix” from Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
“Ecco: Respiro Appena” from Adriana Lecouvreur by Francesco Cilea (1866-1950)

Program subject to change. More details on the website of the Broad Stage.

Program for the concerts in Australia, October 8 and 13

The program, as published on the Sydney Opera House website and Arts Center Melbourne website. Happy to see Un bel di and Vissi d'arte back in concert programs. Missed them a lot!
The orchestra pieces are not mentioned yet. The program is the same for both performances.

Sydney Opera House - October 8
Hamer Hall Melbourne - October 13

Angela Gheorghiu
Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra
Tiberiu Soare, conductor

"Lascia ch'io pianga" from RINALDO (Handel)
"Adieu notre petite table" from MANON (Massenet)
"O mio babbino caro" from GIANNI SCHICCHI (Puccini)
"Pleurez mes yeux" from LE CID (Massenet)
"Habanera" from CARMEN (Bizet)
"Un bel di vedremo" from MADAMA BUTTERFLY (Puccini)
"Vissi d'arte" from TOSCA (Puccini)
"Sola perduta, abbandonata" from MANON LESCAUT (Puccini)
"I could have danced all night" from MY FAIR LADY (Loewe)

Please note this is subject to change

VIDEO - concert in Grafenegg, 3 days only on ORF

The video recording of the concert in Grafenegg on August 29 is available to watch on ORF for three more days. If you missed the live broadcast, this is your chance!

Angela Gheorghiu
European Union Youth Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor

Pace, pace mio Dio from La Forza del Destino - min 09:45
Tu che le vanita from Don Carlo - min 16:08

Click HERE to see the video

AUDIO - concert in Grafenegg, August 29

Here's the recording of the audio streaming of tonight's concert at the Grafenegg Festival (Austria).

Angela Gheorghiu performs two arias, Pace, pace mio Dio (min 07:00) from La Forza del Destino and Tu che le vanita (13:25) from Don Carlo. She's accompanied by the European Union Youth Orchestra conducted by Gianandrea Noseda.

Looking forward to the video recording!

Werther to be broadcast on France Musique, August 29

Recorded at the Salzburg Festival on August 15, Werther will be broadcast on France Musique on August 29 at 8pm. Online streaming available on France Musique
Angela Gheorghiu, soprano (Charlotte)
Piotr Beczala, ténor (Werther)
Daniel Schmutzhard, baryton
Elena Tsallagova, soprano 
Giorgio Surian, baryton-basse
Martin Zysset, ténor 
Ruben Drole, baryton-basse

Orchestre Mozarteum de Salzbourg
Choeur d'Enfants du Festival de Salzbourg
Alejo Pérez, direction

REMINDER. Werther from Salzburg on ORF, online and on air, August 22

Don't forget: Saturday, August 22 at 7:30pm (GMT+1) (it's 8:30pm in Bucharest), Radio O1, the broadcast of  Werther (recorded on August 15) at the Salzburg Festival.

Angela Gheorghiu (Charlotte)
Piotr Beczala (Werther)
Daniel Schmutzhard (Albert)
Elena Tsallagova (Sophie)
Giorgio Surian (Le Bailli)
Martin Zysset (Schmid)
Ruben Drole (Johann)

Salzburger Festspiele und Theater Kinderchor
Mozarteumorchester Salzburg;
Dirigent: Alejo Pérez

Braodcast available online on ORF

Just announced, concert at the Grafenegg Festival, August 29

"We are pleased to announce that the distinguished soprano singer Angela Gheorghiu will step in for Diana Damrau and Nicolas Testé with a new programme" says the official announcement on the website of the Festival.

Great news, I say!

The open air concert will take place at the Wolkentrum in Grafenegg, Austria, on August 29 at 7:15pm. Angela will perform two Verdi arias in the first part of the program.

Giuseppe Verdi
Overture to the Opera «I Masnadieri»
«Pace, pace mio Dio!» Leonora's Aria from «La forza del destino»
«Tu che le vanità conosceti» Elisabetta's Aria from «Don Carlos»


Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 5

European Union Youth Orchestra , orchestra
Angela Gheorghiu, soprano
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor

More info on the website of the Grafenegg Festival

Werther in Salzburg, recording to be broadcast on August 22

Angela Gheorghiu will be Charlotte in three concert performances of Werther at the Salzburg Festival, on August 15, 18 and 22.

The recording of one of the first two performances will be broadcast by ORF on August 22, at 07.30 pm on the Ö1 channel. Info subject to change so check back closer to the date.


Angela Gheorghiu, Charlotte
Piotr Beczala, Werther
Daniel Schmutzhard, Albert
Elena Tsallagova, Sophie
Giorgio Surian, Le Bailli
Martin Zysset, Schmidt
Ruben Drole, Johann

Salzburger Festspiele und Theater Kinderchor
Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg
Alejo Pérez, Conductor

Verbier, truly montanious

Jeremy Pound, the deputy editor of the BBC Music Magazine attended the Verbier recital and wrote a few words:
" final Verbier outing is to hear Angela Gheorghiu in recital with guitarist Milos Karadaglic at the Eglise (below). As well a couple of Dowland songs to start us off, they treat the audience to songs from Spain and South America and from their own countries of Romania and Montenegro, plus the Habanera from Bizet’s Carmen. Appearing on stage for the first time together, they make a flirtatious, fun and extremely charming pair, and she is evidently having a whale of a time, as are we in the audience"

+ a very funny observation regarding God's presence on the spot. Read here

Photo @Facebook

AUDIO - Adriana Lecouvreur in Paris, sneak peek

France Musique broadcast Adriana Lecouvreur the other night, the recording of the June 23 performance at Opera National de Paris feat. Angela Gheorghiu, Marcelo Alvarez, Luciana D'intino and Alessandro Corbelli.

Loved every second of it. Someone asked me, didn't you have enough? Well…no, not in a million years. Know the libretto, know every sound, still I could listened to the opera time and time again. This is how much I love Angela's voice.

Two moments I particularly liked. For some to remember what they saw (like I do), for some others to wish to attend one of the future performances.

Be patient, the player is loading slow.

The monologue in the third act

and Poveri fiori, Adriana's aria in the last act


Verbier recital, broadcast live on Espace 2, July 25

How about this great piece of news? One moment I was so sad that this recital happens up where the eagles fly (aka Verbier, the unreachable mountain top), the next moment I find out that the recital will be broadcast live.

Espace 2
July 25, starting 8pm (GMT+1)
Angela Gheorghiu and Milos Karadaglic
Verbier Festival
Online and on air

Schedule might change, please check back closer to the event time.

Adriana L. from Paris, broadcast on France Musique, July 26

France Musique will broadcast Adriana Lecouvreur on July 26 starting 7pm (France time), online and on air.

The performance starring Angela Gheorghiu, Marcelo Alvarez, Alessandro Corbelli and Luciana D'intino was recorded on June 23.