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Angela Gheorghiu

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Angela Gheorghiu is really a Romanian soprano popular around the world for leading jobs in France and Italian operas, mostly from the 19th hundred years. Her performing and profession are spectacular within their very own correct, but Gheorghiu obtained an added way of measuring fame and promotion from her relationship with her hubby, the tenor Roberto Alagna, which whom she performed often; these were the globe of opera’s best-known power few before they made a decision to divorce in early 2013. Gheorghiu acquired success rapidly after her graduation in the Bucharest Academy in 1990, but her worldwide profession shifted into equipment at England’s Covent Backyard, which involved her as Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni in 1992, and as Mimi in Puccini’s La bohème exactly the same season. She received tremendous critical praise on her behalf singing there, which house has stayed a cornerstone of her profession. Specifically, her 1994 Violetta in La traviata was regarded among the finest shows of that function in lots of years. She produced he debut on the Metropolitan Opera in 1993 as Mimi in La bohème, even though she has continuing to sing there sporadically, issues with General Supervisor Joseph Volpe and afterwards with others make her shows there abnormal. Gheorgiu quickly attained a agreement with Decca, for whom she’s documented Donizetti’s L’elisir d’Amore, Puccini’s La bohème, and an record called My Globe; her many recordings with Alagna are mainly on EMI, you need to include Bizet’s Carmen, Verdi’s Il trovatore and Puccini’s La rondine. Since 1998 she’s recorded solely for EMI, and it has added Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, Massenet’s Werther, and an record of Verdi duets, Verdi per credited, with Alagna as well as the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. In the change of the brand new hundred years, Gheorghiu was carrying on to add fresh operas to her repertory, including Luisa Miller, Pagliacci, Faust, Lucia di Lammermoor, La sonnambula, Tosca, Lucrezia Borgia, and Simon Boccanegra. In 2000 she produced a highly effective movie edition of Tosca with Roberto Alagna and Ruggero Raimondi. Her documenting of Manon received a Gramophone Award in 2001, and her recordings have obtained numerous additional honors, including Diapason d’Or Honours along with a Deutscher Schallplattenpreis. She’s also received the best honors granted to Romanian residents by the federal government for her efforts to Romanian tradition.

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Date Of Birth September 7, 1965
Height 1.7 m
Profession Actor, Opera Singer
Education National University of Music Bucharest
Nationality Romanian
Spouse Roberto Alagna
Children Ioana Dan
Parents Ioana Sandu
Siblings Elena Dan
Awards Classic Brit Award for Female Artist of the Year
Music Songs Tosca - Vissi d'arte, Piacer d'amor, O Mio Babbino Caro, Copacul, Donde lieta usci, Pace, pace, mio Dio!, Catalani: La Wally / Act 1 - "Ebben? Ne andrò lontana", Muzica, Puccini: La Bohème / Act 1 - "Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì", Qui La Voce Sua Soave..., Kawa no Nagare no you ni, Humulescu: Iubi-te-voi Doamne, Guriwoon Geum Gang San, Se tu m'ami, Azulao, Pann: Tatal Nostru, Vien, Diletto, Andrea Chénier: “La mamma morta”, Manon Lescaut: In quelle trine morbide, Nebbie, La Boheme: O soave fanciulla, Catavasiile Întâmpinarii Domnului, Élégie, Mendelssohn: Auf Flügeln des Gesanges, Op.34, No.2, Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle, Piangete Voi?, Malinconia, ninfa gentile, Suzel, buon dì..., Vai, badita, dragi ne-avem, Verdi Requiem - Libera Me, Come in quest'ora bruna, Quando m'en vo', La Boheme
Albums Homage to Maria Callas, Madama Butterfly, Verdi Heroines, Mysterium - Sacred Arias, Mascagni: L'Amico Fritz, Duets and Arias, Puccini: Opera Arias, Homage to Maria Callas. Favorite Opera Arias, Tosca, O, ce veste minunata! Colinde romanesti, Giordano: Fedora, Addio Del Passato (CC) (Classical Choice), Angela & Roberto Forever, Donizetti: Elisir D'Amore (L'), Casta Diva, Angela Gheorghiu: Verdi Heroines, Adriana Lecouvreur, Classical 2011, Arias, La Bohème - Highlights (Classical Choice), Classical Legends- In Their Own Words, Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore, Angela Gheorghiu Live at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Roméo et Juliette (Gounod), Angela Gheorghiu - A Portrait, Guardian Angel, Verdi: La Traviata (Live, 1994), Carmen (Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse feat. conductor: Michel Plasson), La Bohème (Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scalla di Milano feat. conductor: Riccardo Chailly), Roméo et Juliette (Chœr et Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, feat. conductor: Michel Plasson, singers: Alagna, Gheorgiu, van Dam), Tribute to Pavarotti - One Amazing Weekend in Petra, Puccini: La Bohème (1998), Live from La Scala, Faust (Live from ROH) (Gounod), Angela Gheorghiu chante Verdi, Eternamente - The Verismo Album, Marius et Fanny (Opéra d'après Marcel Pagnol composé par Vladimir Cosma), Il trittico: Il tabarro / Suor Angelica / Gianni Schicchi, Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (1996), Fedora (Giordano) Deutsche Grammophon, The Last Night of the Proms 2003, La rondine (Live from the Met) (Puccini), Live at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, La traviata, Puccini: Madama Butterfly, The Essential Angela Gheorghiu, Angela & Roberto Forever: Duos d’opéras, My World: Songs From Around The Globe, Les Stars du Classique, Best Of Angela Gheorghiu, Gounod: Roméo et Juliette (1996)
Nominations Classic Brit Award for Album of the Year, Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera
Movies Tosca, Prom at the Palace, Verdi: Messa Da Requiem: Abbado, Angela Gheorghiu: Live from Covent Garden, La traviata, Classics on a Summer's Evening, Great Opera Arias, Puccini: La Boheme, Waldbuhne Concert: Italian Night, La Traviata: Love & Sacrifice: The Story of the Opera, Gounod: Romeo & Juliette, Adriana Lecouvreur


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1 (2007-2011) Was separated from her 2nd husband Roberto Alagna for 4 years.
2 She was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera of 2002 for her performance at the Royal Opera House.
3 Opera singer (soprano), 1990 winnner of the Belvedere International Competition in Vienna.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tosca 2011 Floria Tosca
The Bolshoi Ballet: Live from Moscow 2011 TV Series
Adriana Lecouvreur 2011 Adriana Lecouvreur
La Rondine 2009 Magda de Civry
La Bohème 2009/I Mimi
The Metropolitan Opera HD Live 2008-2009 TV Series Magda / Mimì
Marius et Fanny 2008 TV Movie Fanny
La traviata 2007 TV Movie Violetta Valéry
Live from Lincoln Center 2005 TV Series
Faust 2004 TV Movie Marguerite
Great Performances 2002 TV Series Juliet
Tosca 2001 Floria Tosca
The Metropolitan Opera Presents 1997 TV Series Micaela
L'Elisir d'amore 1996 TV Movie Adina
La traviata 1994 TV Movie Violetta Valéry

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Of Time and the City 2008 Documentary performer: "Priveghiati si va Rugat"
2046 2004 performer: "Casta diva"
Antonio Pappano 2001 TV Movie documentary performer: "Manon"
Italienische Nacht - Italian Night 1996 TV Special documentary performer: "I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta", "Otello: Già nella notte densa"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live from Lincoln Center 2016 TV Series Herself
Breakfast 2011 TV Series Herself - Soprano
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2009 TV Special Herself
Imagine 2006 TV Series documentary
Samedi soir avec... 2006 TV Series Herself
New York Philharmonic New Year's Eve Concert 2005 TV Movie Herself - Soprano
Eine große Nachtmusik 2005 TV Series Herself
Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2003 TV Special documentary Herself
Vivement dimanche 2003 TV Series Herself
The Jubilee Girl 2002 TV Movie Herself / interviewee
Prom at the Palace 2002 TV Special documentary Herself
Classical Brit Awards 2001 2001 TV Special Herself - Performer
Giuseppe Verdi: Messa da Requiem 2001 TV Special Soloists
Royal Variety Performance 1998 1998 TV Movie Herself
Love Potion, Making Elisir 1997 TV Movie documentary Adina
Gold and Silver Gala with Placido Domingo 1996 TV Special Soprano
Great Arias: L'Elisir d'Amore 1996 TV Short documentary Adina
Italienische Nacht - Italian Night 1996 TV Special documentary Sopran / Soprano
The Royal Variety Performance 1994 TV Movie Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pappano's Essential Tosca 2012 TV Movie documentary Floria Tosca

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