ANGELA GHEORGHIU CELEBRATES HER 25TH ANNIVERSARY AND 150TH PERFORMANCE WITH THE ROYAL OPERA IN ADRIANA LECOUVREUR

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ANGELA GHEORGHIU CELEBRATES HER 25TH ANNIVERSARY AND 150TH PERFORMANCE WITH THE ROYAL OPERA IN ADRIANA LECOUVREUR

 

Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu celebrates 25 years since her Royal Opera debut as she returns to the Royal Opera House to reprise the title role in David McVicar’s production of Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur, which she created in this production in 2010. She will sing Adriana in five performances (7, 10, 17, 24, 27 February 2017), reaching her 150th performance with The Royal Opera on 27 February – a significant milestone for one of the leading artists of the past three decades.

 

Angela Gheorghiu made her Royal Opera debut in 1992 singing Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and Mimì (La bohème). She has since appeared for the Company 145 times, as Liù (Turandot), Nina (Chérubin), Micaëla (Carmen), Violetta Valéry (La traviata), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Magda de Civry (La rondine), Juliette (Roméo et Juliette), Antonia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Nedda (Pagliacci), Amelia Grimaldi (Simon Boccanegra), Marguerite (Faust), Mimì, Tosca and Adriana Lecouvreur.

 

In 1994 Angela Gheorghiu received worldwide acclaim when she sang Violetta Valéry in the first staging of Richard Eyre’s now celebrated production of Verdi’s La traviata. Her success in the role (under the baton of The Royal Opera’s former Music Director Georg Solti) led to BBC Two clearing its regular schedule and transmitting a performance live from the Royal Opera House. Since then, Angela Gheorghiu has regularly performed for leading opera houses worldwide, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York, La Scala, Milan, Vienna State Opera, Liceu, Barcelona, and Paris Opéra.

 

In 2006 Angela Gheorghiu created the title role in Jonathan Kent’s new production of Puccini’s Tosca for The Royal Opera, returning to reprise the role in 2009, 2011 and 2016. The production replaced Franco Zeffirelli’s legendary 1964 staging of the work which featured such notable Toscas as Maria Callas and Montserrat Caballé. Several of Angela Gheorghiu’s performances with The Royal Opera (including Adriana Lecouvreur, Tosca and Faust) are available on DVD.

 

To mark Angela Gheorghiu’s 25th anniversary with The Royal Opera, Warner Classics have re-released Live from Covent Garden, a 2001 live recital given by Angela Gheorghiu with Ion Marin and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

 

Angela Gheorghiu’s performances for The Royal Opera

 

Zerlina (Don Giovanni, Royal Opera debut): 3 March 1992

Mimì (La bohème): 16, 19, 21, 26, 28 May, 12 June 1992

Zerlina (Don Giovanni, tour to Japan): 17 (Tokyo), 20 (Osaka) July 1992

Liù (Turandot): 20, 23, 26 February, 1 March 1993

Zerlina (Don Giovanni): 6, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23 July 1993

Nina (Chérubin): 14, 16, 18, 21, 24 February, 1 March 1994

Micaëla (Carmen): 10, 14, 17, 20 May 1994

Violetta Valéry (La traviata): 25, 29 November, 2, 5, 8, 13, 16 and 19 December 1994

Mimì (La bohème): 10, 16, 21, 23, 25 February 1995

Violetta Valéry (La traviata): 8, 11, 15, 18 July 1996

Gold and Silver Gala: 12 December 1996

Liù (Turandot): 16, 19, 21, 30 December 1996

Adina (L’elisir d’amore): 22, 26, 29 April, 2, 6, 9 May 1997

Magda de Civry (La rondine, concert performance, Royal Albert Hall): 18 May 1998

Concert with Roberto Alagna: 27 December 1999

Juliette (Roméo et Juliette): 18, 21, 26 February, 6, 9 March 2000

Antonia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann): 29 September, 2, 5 October 2000

Angela Gheorghiu in Concert (Live from Convent Garden): 8 June 2001

Magda de Civry (La rondine): 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22 May 2002

Pappano and Friends: 13 November 2002

Nedda (Pagliacci): 7, 10, 16, 20 July 2003

Amelia Grimaldi (Simon Boccanegra): 21, 24, 28 February, 3 March 2004

Marguerite (Faust): 11, 15, 19, 23, 27 June, 2 July 2004

Magda de Civry (La rondine): 12, 15, 18, 20, 26 November 2004

Winter Gala: 22 November 2004

Mimì (La bohème): 17, 20, 24 June 2005

Tosca (Tosca): 13, 16, 20, 23, 26 June, 1 July 2006

Marguerite (Faust): 15, 18, 27 September 2006

Tosca (Tosca): 9, 14 July 2009

Violetta Valéry (La traviata): 8, 11, 14 July 2010

Adriana Lecouvreur (Adriana Lecouvreur): 18, 22, 30 November, 4, 7 December 2010

Tosca (Tosca): 14, 17 July 2011

Marguerite (Faust): 18, 21, 24, 28 September, 1 October 2011

Mimì (La bohème): 19, 23 June 2012

2012/13 Cinema Season Launch Recital: 22 September 2012

Our Extraordinary World Gala: 30 October 2012

Magda de Civry (La rondine): 5, 8, 11, 14, 21 July 2013

Mimì (La bohème): 12, 15, 19 July 2014

Tosca (Tosca): 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 25, 29 January 2016

 

 

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