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Verbier, truly montanious


Jeremy Pound, the deputy editor of the BBC Music Magazine attended the Verbier recital and wrote a few words:
"...my 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


Enjoy!

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.

Werther, concert version, at the Salzburg Festival in August


Angela will perform in Werther, concert version, at the Salzburg Festival on August 15, 18 and 22. Isn't that great news?!

Then I said to myself," oh, how I wish I could go"...then "dream on, dear, 300+ euro opera tickets are not for you. Maybe when you grow up or meet prince charming..."
Lucky those who can attend. It will be great, I'm sure!

More info on the website of the Festival

Adriana Lecouvreur in Paris, curtain call VIDEO, July 3


Adriana Lecouvreur in Paris was so beautiful. I had high hopes, I left totally satisfied. Can't tell how much I missed Angela's voice! As usually, the performance ended too soon. Maybe because I know every note of it and enjoy every sound so much that sometimes I forget to breathe.

Angela Gheorghiu   Adriana Lecouvreur
Marcelo Alvarez   Maurizio
Wojtek Smilek   Il Principe di Bouillon
Raúl Giménez   L’Abate di Chazeuil
Alessandro Corbelli   Michonnet
Alexandre Duhamel   Quinault
Carlo Bosi   Poisson
Luciana D’intino   La Principessa di Bouillon
Mariangela Sicilia   Madamigella Jouvenot
Carol Garcia   Madamigella Dangeville

Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Daniel Oren Conductor

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This time I couldn't take photos. Blame the shaky hands :)

This video from the curtain call is my memory of this performance. Enjoy

Parisian Adriana, work in progress

Sets in place, costumes already brought from London, the rehearsals for Adriana Lecouvreur started at Opera Bastille in Paris.
I might add: flight booked, room booked, ticket bought...I'm also ready to go :)

Adriana Lecouvreur is opening on June 23, starring Angela Gheorghiu, Marcelo Alvarez, Alessandro Corbelli, Luciana D’intino and Raúl Giménez. There are four more performances with this cast, on June 23, July 3, 6 and 12

Lots of photos from the rehearsals on Facebook. And some more via twitter

Angela Gheorghiu and Marcelo Alvarez
Angela Gheorghiu and Alessandro Corbelli

THE dress. Photo via Twitter
Photo via Twitter

Concert in Vienna, May 25, 2016



Newly announced, another concert in Vienna, at the Konzerhaus, on May 25 next year. Angela Gheorghiu will be joined by the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra conducted again by Tiberiu Soare. This concert is part of the "Great Voices of the Opera" series.
Some hints regarding the program, Verdi, Puccini, Gounod, Massenet ….

The tickets are not on sale yet. Keep an eye on the website!

Cadences. Inside/out

Angela Gheorghiu, une vraie diva...says Cadence. The interview is published in the June issue of the magazine, on the occasion of the opening of Adriana Lecouvreur at the Bastille Opera. 
Click on the photos below to enlarge them.


From Salzburg come the news


Salzburger Nachrichten published an article related the May 2016 Withsun Festival in Salzburg. They mention there a Gala, with Angela Gheorghiu and Juan Diego Florez or Benjamin Bernheim.

Nothing confirmed yet, keep an eye on the official websites! 

Program for the concert in Geneve, May 13


Here it is

Almirena : « Lascia ch’io pianga » (Rinaldo de Haendel, 1711)
Orfeo : « Che faro senza Euridice » (Orfeo ed Euridice de Gluck, 1762)
L'Ensoleillad : « Vive amour qui rêve, embrasse et fuit » (Chérubin de Massenet, 1905)
Nedda : « Stridono lassù » (I Pagliacci de Leoncavallo, 1892)
Manon Lescaut : « Adieu, notre petite table » (Manon de Massenet, 1884)
Liù : « Tu che di gel sei cinta » (Turandot de Puccini, 1926)
Carmen : Habanera (Carmen de Bizet, 1874)
Wally : « Ebben? Ne andrò lontana » (La Wally de Catalani, 1892)
+some orchestra pieces to round up the one and half hour program.

Grand Theatre de Geneve

Angela Gheorghiu
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Conductor: Tiberiu Soare

Gala in Monte Carlo - Gheorghiu/Vargas/Tezier, December 18


Opera Monte Carlo announced its new season. The Opera Gala will take place at Auditorium Rainier III on December 18 this year. Angela Gheorghiu, Ramon Vargas and Ludovic Tezier will perform together in order to support the Foundation celebrating the memory of Ramon Vargas's son.
The Nice Philharmonic Orchestra is conducted by Philippe Auguin

Here's the presentation of the new season: