A new article on Angela as Violetta, Manon and Cio Cio San
Written by Jon Tolansky and published on the web page of the Romanian Cultural Center in London, this article, The Genius of Angela Gheorghiu, comments on two of Angela's recordings (Manon and Madama Butterfly) and her future appearances in La Traviata at ROH.
[...] The real mark of Angela Gheorghiu’s genius is the vividly truthful and masterly stylistic way she brings to life characters that are so immensely different in dramatic and psychological personality, musical characterisation and vocal writing. Violetta, Manon and Madam Butterfly are only three out of a very large and varied repertoire. As she returns to the Royal Opera House for Violetta, she will undoubtedly bring yet more revelations to the role that made her so particularly famous early in her career when she first performed it there in 1994, creating such an international sensation that at short notice it was televised and recorded for DVD. [...]