Anniversay box to be released by Warner Classics, April 6
Warner Classics this month launches its Autograph Series: biographical overviews of acclaimed artists’ careers (Angela Gheorghiu, Jose van Dam and Thomas Hampson) in themed compilations, created in close collaboration with the artists themselves, and featuring exclusive new recordings of them discussing their lives in music.
The 8 CD+DVD box marks Angela Gheorghiu's 25th anniversary of the stage debut. It contains previously released songs grouped in themes, ‘Femmes Fatales’ (Carmen, Manon, Dalilah) being one of them.
The box features an 80-minute Interview Portrait bonus CD in which the she recalls her life and career and discusses many of the operatic roles and concert melodies, lieder and arias included in the collections. The conversation has been recorded exclusively for the new Warner Classics Autograph Series with opera specialist Jon Tolansky. Furthermore, the Angela Gheorghiu box includes a DVD with performance extracts and a never-before-released interview with film and opera director Franco Zeffirelli.
On sale starting April 6