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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

Watch: John Copley on La bohème - ‘It was the first proper opera I’d seen and I cried all the way home on the bus’

Watch: John Copley on La bohème - ‘It was the first proper opera I’d seen and I cried all the way home on the bus’

10 June 2015

The director recalls his first moment with Puccini’s opera and his thoughts on this last revival.

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.

Photos

Angela Gheorghiu

Angela Gheorghiu in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Lauri Vasar as Schaunard, Massimo Cavalletti as Marcello, Gábor Bretz as Colline, 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

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

7 December: Angela Gheorghiu in La rondine in July 2013

Vittorio Grigolo as Faust and Angela Gheorghiu as Marguérite in Faust

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

Angela Gheorghiu as Marguerite and Vittorio Grigolo as Faust in Faust

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Valentin and Angela Gheorghiu as Marguérite in Faust

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

Roberto Alagna as Rodolfo in La bohème

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

Michaela Schuster as Princesse de Bouillon, Alessandro Corbelli as Michonnet, Angela Gheorghiu as Adriana Lecouvreur and Bonaventura Bottone as Abbé de Chazeuil in Adriana Lecouvreur

Angela Gheorghiu in Tosca

Angela Gheorghiu in La rondine, The Royal Opera

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

Angela Gheorghiu as Mimi in La bohème

Members of The Royal Opera in rehearsals for La Boheme

The cake to celebrate Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna's 20th anniversary of meeting

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

Vittorio Grigolo as Faust and Angela Gheorghiu as Marguérite in Faust

The Queen with Angela Gheorghiu, Bryn Terfel, Tony Hall, Prince Philip and Artists of The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera at the Royal Opera House's One Extraordinary World Gala

Angela Gheorghiu in Tosca

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

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 Magda de Civry in La rondine

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

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

Angela Gheorghiu as Marguerite in Faust