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Angela Gheorghiu

Soprano

Biography

Angela Gheorghiu in action.
Angela Gheorghiu in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH/Catherine Ashmore, 2014

Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu made her Royal Opera debut in 1992 singing Mimì (La bohème). She shot to international fame in 1994 when she sang Violetta Valéry (La traviata) under Georg Solti for The Royal Opera. Her roles since for The Royal Opera have included Liù (Turandot), Micaëla (Carmen), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Juliette (Roméo et Juliette), Antonia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Magda (La rondine), Nedda (Pagliacci), Amelia Grimaldi (Simon Boccanegra), Marguerite (Faust), Tosca and Adriana Lecouvreur.

Gheorghiu was born in Adjud. She began singing at an early age and trained with Mia Barbu in Bucharest. She sings regularly for the world’s leading opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York, La Scala, Milan, Vienna State Opera, Liceu, Barcelona and Paris Opéra, and in many concert performances. Her appearances in film include singing the title role in Benoît Jacquot’s Tosca.

Gheorghiu is an exclusive recording artist with EMI. Her recent recordings include CDs of Verdi and Puccini arias and of Madama Butterfly (conducted by Antonio Pappano) and DVDs of Tosca, Adriana Lecouvreur and Faust, all with The Royal Opera.

Videos

News and features

Angela Gheorghiu to sign copies of her recordings on Sunday 21 July

Angela Gheorghiu to sign copies of her recordings on Sunday 21 July

15 July 2013

Star soprano will meet fans in the ROH Shop after the matinee of La rondine.

La rondine to be relayed LIVE to BP Big Screens on Thursday 11 July

La rondine to be relayed LIVE to BP Big Screens on Thursday 11 July

10 July 2013

Angela Gheorghiu and Charles Castronovo star in Puccini's tender opera.

Your reaction: La rondine

Your reaction: La rondine

6 July 2013

A selection of audience tweets from the first night of Nicolas Joël’s production of Puccini's tender opera.

Photos

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Angela Gheorghiu in Tosca

Angela Gheorghiu

Charles Castronovo as Ruggero Lastouc and Angela Gheorghiu as Magda de Civry in La rondine

Hanna Hipp as Bianca, Dušica Bijelic as Yvette, Angela Gheorghiu as Magda de Civry and Justina Gringyte as Suzy in La rondine

La rondine

La rondine

La rondine

Roberto Alagna as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimi in La bohème

Roberto Alagna as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimi in La bohème

Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna in rehearsals for La Boheme

Angela Gheorghiu as Mimi and Robert Alagna as Rodolfo in La bohème

Angela Gheorghiu in Tosca

Angela Gheorghiu in Tosca

Vittorio Grigolo as Faust and Angela Gheorghiu as Marguérite in Faust

René Pape as Mephistofeles and Angela Gheorghiu as Marguerite in Faust

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Charles Castronovo as Ruggero Lastouc and Angela Gheorghiu as Magda de Civry in La rondine

Charles Castronovo as Ruggero Lastouc and Angela Gheorghiu as Magda de Civry in La rondine

René Pape as Méphistophélès and Angela Gheorghiu as Marguerite in Faust

Angela Gheorghiu in La rondine

Roberto Alagna as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimi in La bohème

Angela Gheorghiu as Mimi in La bohème

Roberto Alagna as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimi in La bohème

Members of The Royal Opera in rehearsals for La Boheme

Vittorio Grigolo as Faust and Angela Gheorghiu as Marguérite in Faust

Tosca

Angela Gheorghiu - A World Stage

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo, Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì and Irina Lungu as Musetta in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Massimo Cavalletti as Marcello and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera