Angela Gheorghiu made her international debut in 1992 at Royal Opera House Covent Garden with La Bohème. In the same year she made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera New York and at the Vienna State Opera. It was in the Royal Opera House Covent Garden that she first sang her much acclaimed La Traviata in 1994, when the BBC cleared out its schedules to broadcast the opera. At one rehearsal the conductor Sir Georg Solti said: “I was in tears. I had to go out. The girl is wonderful. She can do everything.”
In this recording Angela Gheorghiu brings us some of Puccini’s best loved arias. A number of these are from La Bohème, including Sì… Mi chiamano Mimì and Donde lieta usci, both sung by Mimì. It is this opera and role which marked Angela’s international debut at Covent Garden, which shot her to stardom and brought her worldwide acclaim. The disc also contains Un bel dì vedremo, and Tu, tu piccolo Iddio from Madame Butterfly
There are 18 tracks of excellent singing that also include selections from Turandot, Manon Lescaut, and more.
Here is a video of Angela GHEORGHIU singing the Habanera from Bizet’s opera, Carmen:
And here is Angela Gheorghiu in La Traviata at the METROPOLITAN OPERA NEW YORK:
And finally a BBC INTERVIEW last year, with some singing excerpts:
Tags: Angela Gheorghiu, Opera, Tosca, Carmen, La Traviata