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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.

Puccini’s La rondine updated to the era of The Great Gatsby

Puccini’s La rondine updated to the era of The Great Gatsby

25 June 2013

Head of Friends Susan Fisher on Nicolas Joël’s lavish production that brings to life the glamour of the Roaring Twenties.

Watch: Angela Gheorghiu on La rondine

Watch: Angela Gheorghiu on La rondine

9 April 2013

The Romanian soprano speaks about one of her most difficult roles.

2013/14 Opera and Music Season announced

2013/14 Opera and Music Season announced

13 March 2013

New productions, new work and visiting companies alongside classics at the Royal Opera House.

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

Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Massimo Cavalletti as Marcello, Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo, Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì, Lauri Vasar as Schaunard and Gábor Bretz as Colline in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Angela Gheorghiu in Tosca

Angela Gheorghiu as Magda de Civry in La rondine

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

Angela Gheorghiu in 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

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

Members of The Royal Opera in rehearsals for La Boheme

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

Vittorio Grigolo as Faust and Angela Gheorghiu as Marguérite in Faust

Angela Gheorghiu in Tosca

Vittorio Grigolo as Faust and Angela Gheorghiu as Marguérite in Faust

Angela Gheorghiu - A World Stage

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

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

Trafalgar Square during the live relay of La rondine on BP Big Screens

Angela Gheorghiu as Magda de Civry in La rondine

Edgaras Montvidas as Prunier, 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

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

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

René Pape as Mephistofeles and Angela Gheorghiu as Marguerite in Faust

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