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Dresses #1, #2 and #3 at Classical Brits

EDIT: the two long dresses (red and black) Angela wore for this event were created by Catalin Botezatu (the same Romanian designer who created the red dress for the Kennedy Awards Gala in 2009)
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Dress #1, a stunning red gown for the Red Carpet arrival. And the hairdo I admire most. Even OperaChic was impressed (those who read her blog know that it's not often that she makes such comments) so I took the liberty of quoting her : OC awards Angela Gheorghiu as Best Dressed Opera Celeb in attendance. Heck, OC awards her as Best Dressed Overall. There are a lot of photos of Angela from the event, but I particularly liked these first two because they are not like the others. They're a little bit more.. how should I say... studied. They're not just like ..."Angela, look at me", then puff, the flash blinds her. They're more like my kind of pictures. See here all the other pictures from Getty Images.
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Photo @ Marc Broussely / Getty Images
Photo @ Ferdaus Shamim / WireImage
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Dress #2
- during the show. She performed Un bel di from Madama Butterfly. There are more pictures like this one. If the voice was not enough, add this amazing, queen-like (see the gesture :) dress and you can easily forget to breathe.
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Photo @ Simon Fernandez / Classic FM
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Dress #3
- after she performed she changed into this dress, elegant but so different from the other two. She was wearing it when she received the award, as you can see in the video I posted earlier.
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Photo @ Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images Europe
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Photo @ www.wenn.com
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7 comments:

  1. Our dearest Angela is so charming, adorable, exquisite...Irina, thank you a thousand times for this fantastic blog!
    You made me happy these days...

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  2. No words.Angela looks smashing!
    I found a video about the Brits awards,there's Angela signing 2 autographs.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIbutG7R8HQ&feature=channel
    Thank you Irina.
    Cristina

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  3. Ladies, my pleasure :)

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  4. I agree, however, why three dresses? So not necessary. Does she think this is necessary to make an impression? It is not. Greetings from very cold and rainy but still fabulous Berlin. Sir Simon and his lovely wife performing at Staatsoper Berlin tomorrow night. Vorfreunde!

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  5. @Cristina - a friend of mine offered a possible explanation for this. I'll just quote her: "Well nobody in America would walk the red carpet in the same dress they performed in. It simply isn't done here. It would look 'cheap' in the States". Catalin Botezatu's creations are simply incredible.

    May I say I envy you for listening to Sir Simon's fantastic orchestra? Today on Mezzo there was a recital of Magdalena Kozena from Prague. Great voice!

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  6. You are possibly right, Irina. It's actually going to be Sir Simon's premiere with the Berliner Staatskapelle tomorrow. I am really curious. Saw the Berliner Philharmoniker with Abbado on Friday, inter alia Brahms, Rinaldo Kantate with Jonas Kaufmann - fabulous. Great Berlin weekend! See you here in October the latest, I guess?

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  7. @Cristina - do you live in Berlin?
    About the concert you saw on Friday, I know somebody who was stuck in London because of illness and couldn't attend. Poor her:( So sorry.
    I know that Barenboim usually conducts Staatskapelle. I saw them in Vienna. But Sir Simon will do a great job, I'm sure.

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