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NEW - La Boheme in Paris, March/April 2014


Opera National de Paris has just announced its new 2013/2014 season.  Angela Gheorghiu will be Mimi in 5 performances of  La Boheme (March 27, 31, April 4, 7, 11, 2014) together with Piotr Beczala (Rodolfo), Ludovic Tezier (Marcello), Brigitta Kele (Musetta), Igor Gnidii (Schaunard) and Ante Jerkunica (Colline).





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La Rondine on Mezzo, March 24


Mezzo TV presents La Rondine recorded in 2009 at the Metropolitan Opera in New York on March 24 starting at 4:30pm


Magda - Angela Gheorghiu
Ruggero - Roberto Alagna
Lisette - Lisette Oropesa
Prunier - Marius Brenciu
Rambaldo - Samuel Ramey

Conductor - Marco Armiliato
Director - Nicolas Joël


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Program for the recital in Los Angeles on March 17


As published on TheBroadStage. Something to dream of but too far away to be there in person. I'll have some pairs of eyes and ears there, I'm sure


First part:
1. "Le grillon" - J.Ph. Rameau
2. "Plaisir d'amour" - Jean Paul Martini
3. "Chant d'amour" - G. Bizet
4. "Mandoline" - Gabriel Fauré
5. "Nuit d'etoiles" - C. Debussy
6. "Tristesse" - F. Chopin
7. Piano only
8. "How fair this spot" - S. Rachmaninoff
9. "A dream" - S. Rachmaninoff
10."Spring waters" - S. Rachmaninoff

Interval

Second part:
11."Flori albe" - Sabin Dragoi
12."Mugurii" - Martian Negrea
13."De ce nu-mi vii" - Gheorghe Dima
14."Crizanteme" - Sabin Dragoi
15."Languir me fais" - George Enescu
16 "Estenne de la rose" - George Enescu
17."Aux damoyselles paresseuses" - George Enescu
18."Mandrulita de la munte" - Gheorghe Stefanescu
19."Bade, pentru ochii tai" - Tiberiu Brediceanu
20."Vai badita, dragi ne-avem" - Tiberiu Brediceanu
21."Pe sub flori ma leganai" - Tiberiu Brediceanu
22."Cine m-aude cantand" - Tiberiu Brediceanu
23."Floricica de pe apa" - Tiberiu Brediceanu
24."Ochi albastri-s dragalasi" - Eduard Caudella

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Something I like


Appropriate for a cold, winter day, here's Etta James's A Sunday Kind of Love

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Happy Sunday everyone!

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NEW city added to the Tour - Prague, Oct 30


The concert will take place at Smetana Hall at the Municipal House in Prague on October 30. The tickets are on sale on Eventim. Before buying, you should wait for the confirmation on the official website.

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Solti Centennial Concert in Chicago coming soon on Blu-ray


Arthaus Musik will release this Blu-ray, according to one of its tweets today. Strange way to make this info public as there's nothing related to this on their official website. But there's a short video introducing the new release (no date or cover yet). 

This is a live recording of the Solti Centennial concert that took place in Chicago on October 21, 2012. Angela Gheorghiu was joined on stage by Rene Pape, the Solti Accademia alumni and the World Orchestra for Peace conducted by Valery Gergiev. See some photos here



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Just look at that!


The photographer simply caught the moment! 
Angela Gheorghiu. Photos @Facebook fan page
This photo has just won its place in my top 10 photos ever taken.

See the other photos from the photo shooting at the Peles Castle in Sinaia here.
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Hints on the concert program at RFH on May 10


The website of the Southbank Centre/Royal Festival Hall in London says:

Program includes:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Recitative&aria, Giunse al fin il momento ... Deh vieni, non tar from The Marriage of Figaro
Giuseppe Verdi: Tu che le vanita from Don Carlos
Giacomo Puccini: O soave fanciulla from La Bohème
Jules Massenet: Vive amour qui rêve, embrasse, et fuit from Chérubin

I know somebody who'll be very happy to see Tu che le vanità included in the program ;) This is just a snippet. Hope all the program will be published soon.

Angela Gheorghiu will be joined by Romanian tenor Teodor Ilincai and by the Romanian conductor Tiberiu Soare leading the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Tickets still available on the website of the venue.

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NEW - concert in Helsinki, May 4


The concert will take place in Helsinki, Finland, at Finlandia Hall on May 4.

The Finish fans will declare May 4 a National Day. I'm happy for them! There was another concert back in...1992 if I remember well (do correct me if I'm wrong). And they (and everyone else willing to travel to Helsinki) can already buy tickets on:

*Menolippu.fi (very nice of them to add Facebook and Twitter buttons to the event so don't hesitate to spread the news! And they also incorporated the official Facebook fan page for people to proceed accordingly)

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ROH falls for Angela


Catching a moment with soprano Angela Gheorghiu is like arranging an audience with royalty begins Amanda Holloway her piece published in the January issue of About the House, Royal Opera House's monthly magazine.

The conversation took place on October 30 last year at ROH, on the occasion of the Jubilee Concert. The main topic is Angela's career, focusing on ROH's productions and especially on La Rondine. I think it's one of the most difficult operas I've ever sung because your voice has to be very clean and very soft, from the first note to the end, said Angela Gheorghiu about Puccini's opera.

The interviewer mentions that La Rondine opens at Royal Opera on July 5 and also that Angela will return to sing Mimi in La Boheme next season.

Keep on reading by clicking on the images below. 


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2013 Tour: Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich


Now we have the first three dates of Angela Gheorghiu's tour and the locations. The tickets are already on sale on

October 15 - Franfurt - Alte Oper
October 23 - Hamburg - Laeiszhalle
November 7 - Munich - Philharmonie

A hint on the program, arias from Puccini, Mozart, Verdi and Massenet. A little vague, but it's still too soon. I'm sure the final program will be new and surprising.

Happy shopping!

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3 concerts in Germany, Fall 2013


According to this article, one of them is in Hamburg on October 23, 2013 (with tickets going on sale tomorrow, but there's no link to the online store). There should be two more in Germany and others in Europe, all in Fall. This looks like a tour to me.

Very good news. Now waiting for an official confirmation, with dates and venues!

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