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Angela Gheorghiu, Soprano

Angela Gheorghiu
Soprano

"A magnificent voice and dazzling stage presence established her as a unique international opera star, in constant demand in opera houses around the world, considered by critics to be one of the finest sopranos of her generation."

Born in Adjud, Romania

Studies

  • 1990 - graduated from the Bucharest Music Academy

Artistic Career

  • 1992 - debut at Covent Garden
  • 1994 - made at Covent Garden her first live recording and video of La Traviata
  • First recording contract was with Decca, for whom she made her first arias album L'Elisir d'amore; a disc entitled My World and more recently La Bohème with the orchestra of La Scala, Milan
  • 1996 - first EMI Classics recording, an album of Duets and Arias with Roberto Alagna and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
  • March 1997 - EMI Classics released Puccini's rarely recorded opera La Rondine. Since its release, the recording has received widespread critical acclaim
  • January 1998 - signed an exclusive recording agreement with EMI Classics for solo recitals, duet albums and complete operas.

Repertoire (Selected)

  • La Bohème (Mimi)
  • La Traviata (Violetta)
  • L'Elisir d'amore ( Adina)
  • Turandot ( Liù)
  • Carmen (Micaela)
  • Roméo et Juliette (Juliette)
  • La Rondine (Magda)
  • L'Amico Fritz (Suzel)
  • Chérubin
  • Don Giovanni (Zerlina)
  • Manon (Manon)
  • Werther (Charlotte)
  • In the future she will appear in Luisa Miller, Pagliacci, Faust, Adriana Lecouvreur, Lucia di Lammermoor, La Sonnambula, Lucrezia Borgia, Simon Boccanegra and Tosca

Recordings (Latest)

  • Juliette in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette, EMI Classics, released in April 1998
  • A second album of Verdi duets, Verdi per due, with Roberto Alagna, Claudio Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, released in October 1998
  • Gianni Schicchi (from Il Trittico, Puccini), released in February 1999
  • Massenet's Werther with the London Symphony Orchestra (sings the role of Charlotte), released in October 1999
  • Major appearances this season include a gala concert and Roméo et Juliette in Covent Garden, L'Elisir d'amore and Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York , La Traviata in Rome and La Bohème at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples.

Prizes and Awards

  • 1997 - two Gramophone Awards for " Best Opera Recording" and " Record of the Year"
  • French Choc du Monde de la Musique
  • Two Diapason d'Or awards
  • Belgian Cecilia Prize
  • German Deutsche Schallplattenkritik
  • Italian magazine Musica e dischi Foreign Lyric Production award
  • USA Critics' Award
  • May 2001 - named 'Female Artist of the Year' at the Classical Brit Awards in London

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