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PHOTOS - the officials, La Boheme @MET

 La Boheme at the Metropolitan Opera, December 2014
Angela Gheorghiu (Mimi) and Michael Fabiano (Rodolfo)

All photos @Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

And a short review on one of the performance in The Observer

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#GuardianAngel signing session in Bucharest, December 18

Dear friends living in Bucharest, there's a big event tomorrow, December 18 starting at 7pm at the Carturesti Verona bookstore. Angela will attend the signing session for her latest album, Guardian Angel - Christmas carols.

Here's the invitation

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Program for the New Year’s Eve Gala in Baden Baden, Dec 31

Angela Gheorghiu Soprano
Tiberiu Soare
Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern

December 31, 5pm

Spotted the novelties! Ritorna vincitor & Anema e cuore. Glad the program ends with a happy, Romanian song, Sanie cu zurgalai, following the beautiful but pretty nostalgic Tosti songs and Romanian lied.
Plus encores, I'm sure, also in the festive spirit everyone needs on this particular day.

Tickets still available on the website of the Festspielhaus in Baden Baden

Peter Iljitsch Tschaikowsky - Polonaise aus der Oper Eugene Onegin
Giacomo Puccini -“Tu che di gel sei cinta” Arie aus der Oper Turandot
Giuseppe Verdi - „Ritorna vincitor“ Arie der Aida aus der Oper Aida
Johann Strauß Sohn - Kaiserwalzer op. 437
Antonín Dvorák - “Song to the Moon” Arie der Rusalka aus der Oper Rusalka


George Bizet - Farandole aus L’Arlesienne Suite Nr. 2
Francesco Paolo Tosti
“A Vucchella”
“Anema e cuore”

Georges Enescu
Romanian Rhapsody Nr. 1 A-Dur op. 11

“Deschide, deschide fereastra” Lied
“Sanie cu zurgalai” Rumänischer Carol

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PHOTOS - La Boheme ar the MET, December 10

La Boheme
Metropolitan Opera, New York

Mimì: Angela Gheorghiu
Musetta: Susanna Phillips
Rodolfo: Michael Fabiano
Marcello: David Bizic
Schaunard: Alessio Arduini
Colline: Matthew Rose
Benoit/Alcindoro: John Del Carlo

Conductor: Riccardo Frizza

Photos @Susan. Thank you!

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Reminder: La Boheme LIVE on SiriusXM, Dec 10

La Boheme will be broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York today, December 10, starting 7:25 (NY time).

Listen online on SiriusXM

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La Boheme at the Met, Dec 10 & 13

Angela Gheorghiu returns at the Met for two performances of La Boheme, on December 10 and 13.

The performance on December 10 will be broadcast live on SiriuXM (you must register for a 30 day free trial) starting 7:30pm, NY time (it's 2:30pm in Romania)

Lots of tickets still available for both performances on the website of the Met.

Mimì: Angela Gheorghiu
Musetta: Susanna Phillips
Rodolfo: Michael Fabiano
Marcello: David Bizic
Schaunard: Alessio Arduini
Colline: Matthew Rose
Benoit/Alcindoro: John Del Carlo

Conductor: Riccardo Frizza

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AUDIO - White Christmas officially released

And buy the album :)

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Angel Spotted!

Guardian Angel, spotted at the Carturesti Verona bookstore in Bucharest. Nice seeing you in such a great company!

Carturesti is the only online bookstore that also ships internationally, with just a small s&h fee. The CD is available for purchase here. You're a few clicks away from having it, no matter where you are in the world.

Or, if you're more digital oriented, it's available for download on iTunes

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PHOTOS from Amsterdam, November 25

Via Martine, taken at the concert at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on Tuesday evening.
Thank you!

Angela Gheorghiu, Marius Vlad Budoiu and conductor Tiberiu Soare

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New Rodolfo at the MET on Dec 10&13

Some time ago the Met announced that Ramon Vargas will be replaced by two other tenors for the performances of La Boheme in November but he'll return in December. It seems he's still ill so the Rodolfos in December will be Michael Fabiano (for the performances on December 10 and 13, alongside Angela) and Francesco Demuro for the other two.

The performance on December 10 will be broadcast live on Sirius XM starting 7:30pm (New York time).

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Seen in Amsterdam

Tonight, in Amsterdam.
Thanks to the photographer and end enjoy the concert!

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Concert at Concertgebouw Amsterdam, November 25

Angela Gheorghiu (sopraan)
Marius Vlad Budoiu (tenor)
Het Gelders Orkest
Tiberiu Soare (dirigent)

And here's the program

Saint-Saëns - Bacchanale (uit 'Samson et Dalila', op. 47)
Puccini - Tu, che di gel sei cinta (uit 'Turandot')
Mascagni - Suzel, buon dì (uit 'L'amico Fritz')
Leoncavallo - Vesti la giubba (uit 'Pagliacci')
Bizet - Entr'acte (uit 'Carmen')
Verdi - Ave Maria (uit 'Otello')
Verdi - Dio, mi potevi scagliar (uit 'Otello')
Verdi - Già nella notte densa (uit 'Otello')
Dvořák - Slavische dans in C (uit 'Slavische dansen', op. 46)
Cilea - Ecco, respiro appena (uit 'Adriana Lecouvreur')
Cilea - Ma, dunque, è vero? (uit 'Adriana Lecouvreur')
Wagner - In fernem Land, unnahbar euren Schritten (uit 'Lohengrin')
Tsjaikovski - Polonaise (uit 'Jevgeni Onegin', op. 24)
Lehár - Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (uit 'Das Land des Lächelns')
Catalani - Ebben? Ne andrò lontana (uit 'La Wally')
Puccini - O soave fanciulla (uit 'La bohème')

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VIDEO - #GuardianAngel making of

With the Romanian National Radio Orchestra and Tiberiu Soare, with Ioana and Loredana. Here's the Guardian Angel's story

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The portrait

When the camera, the eye and the heart meet, this kind of photo comes up <3 div="" nbsp="">
It seems to be a paining, not a photo. The smile that means a thousand things. It's THE photo of the photos I've seen in a long while. 

Photo @Sorana Savu, Bucharest, November 20, 2014

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Guardian Angel launching press conference in Bucharest

It happened yesterday, at the National Theatre in Bucharest.
The CD is already available in music stores in Romania, for international purchase and shipping on and for download on various websites, such as iTunes and Amazon.

Buy, listen and share your thoughts. Also on twitter, hash-tagging #GuardianAngel

In brief, in the video below Angela speaks of the joy of having the second Christmas carols CD released, how much she worked to get the best result possible and how important it was for her to have original orchestrations and to perform with people she admires: her daughter, Loredana, Tiberiu Soare.

Angela Gheorghiu, Dana Adam (MediaPro), Oltea Serban Parau (Radio Romania). Photo @Radio Romania Muzical 

Photo @Radio Romania Muzical
Photo @Radio Romania Muzical

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VIDEO - concert in Graz, November 16


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Guardian Angel on Deezer

Guardian Angel is now available for listening also on Deezer. 2 hours/month for free (including the disturbing commercials). If you want unlimited and uninterrupted listening, you need to subscribe.

12 beautiful tracks. Which is your fav?

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Il y a une Wally frémissante, aujourd’hui sans rivale

On the concert at Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris this Sunday on Forumopera.

[...] Elles sont en revanche nombreuses à proposer en bis « O mio babbino caro » mais plus rares à le chanter comme une reine implorerait la miséricorde divine. Pour rappel, il ne s'agit que de l'humble supplique d'une jeune fille à son « petit papa chéri ». Elles ne sont pas si nombreuses à susciter ainsi agacement et admiration, amusement et émoi, irritation et enthousiasme. Angela Gheorghiu fait partie de ce petit nombre. [...]

Nicely said. The entire review is available here. With some details also on the tenor and conductor's performances.

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PHOTOS from the concert in Paris, November 9

Thanks to Martine! Many close ups. First rows have their advantage, first to hear, first to see every single detail of the figure and outfits. What an elegant white dress!

Only one article regarding the concert, for the moment, written by Petra Gherasim, correspondent for Radio Romania Muzical. Amazing Angela, great conductor. But not a word on the tenor. Wonder why...

[…] There were so many emotional moments that it's difficult to mention only one. It could be Ave Maria by Verdi or Ecco, respire appenna from Adriana Lecouvreur by Cilea. It's hard to say where her special timber glistened most. But what is sure it's that listening to her live is an extraordinary experience and the Parisian audience indulged into the moment. The venue was overcrowded and was shaken by applauses after each appearance of the soprano. Even if the concert was supposed to end at 10pm, after two hours of music, I must tell you that the event lasted thirty more minutes, Angela offering encore after encore, being brought back on the stage by the ovations. […]

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