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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 sings Mimì (La bohème), one of the roles for which she is most acclaimed, for The Royal Opera in the 2013/14 Season. She made her Royal Opera debut in 1992 singing Mimì and shot to international fame in 1994 when she sang Violetta Valéry (La traviata) under Solti for The Royal Opera. Her other roles for The Royal Opera have included Liù (Turandot), Micaëla (Carmen), Mimì, 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.

Born in Adjud, Gheorghiu began singing at an early age. She studied with Mia Barbu in Bucharest. She appears regularly at the world’s leading opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York, La Scala, Milan, Vienna State Opera, Liceu, Barcelona and Paris Opéra. She also performs widely in concert. She sang the title role in Benoît Jacquot’s film of 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 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 © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo, Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì and Irina Lungu as Musetta in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

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 © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Massimo Cavalletti as Marcello and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

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 © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo, Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì, Massimo Cavalletti as Marcello, Lauri Vasar as Schaunard and Gábor Bretz as Colline in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

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

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2014

Angela Gheorghiu in Tosca © ROH/Catherine Ashmore, 2011

7 December: Angela Gheorghiu in La rondine in July 2013

Edgaras Montvidas as Prunier, Charles Castronovo as Ruggero Lastouc and Angela Gheorghiu as Magda de Civry in La rondine © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2013

Charles Castronovo as Ruggero Lastouc and Angela Gheorghiu as Magda de Civry in La rondine © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2013

Angela Gheorghiu as Magda de Civry in La rondine © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2013

Charles Castronovo as Ruggero Lastouc and Angela Gheorghiu as Magda de Civry in La rondine © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2013

Hanna Hipp as Bianca, Dušica Bijelic as Yvette, Angela Gheorghiu as Magda de Civry and Justina Gringyte as Suzy in La rondine © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2013

Charles Castronovo as Ruggero Lastouc and Angela Gheorghiu as Magda de Civry in La rondine © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2013

Angela Gheorghiu as Magda de Civry in La rondine © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2013

Charles Castronovo as Ruggero Lastouc and Angela Gheorghiu as Magda de Civry in La rondine © ROH / Catherine Ashmore 2013

Angela Gheorghiu in La rondine, The Royal Opera © ROH/Catherine Ashmore, 2013

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 © Andre Uspenski/ROH 2012

Roberto Alagna as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimi in La bohème © Catherine Ashmore/ROH 2012

Roberto Alagna as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimi in La bohème © Catherine Ashmore/ROH 2012

Roberto Alagna as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimi in La bohème © Catherine Ashmore/ROH 2012

Angela Gheorghiu as Mimi in La bohème © Catherine Ashmore/ROH 2012

Roberto Alagna as Rodolfo in La bohème © Catherine Ashmore/ROH 2012

Roberto Alagna as Rodolfo and Angela Gheorghiu as Mimi in La bohème © Catherine Ashmore/ROH 2012