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  • cgambol: The first thing I listen/look for in a Puritani performance is the man playing Riccardo. If a... 2:58 AM
  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: I’m not well-versed for writing reviews. The thumbs systems works best for me... 2:42 AM
  • La Cieca: Why don’t you go ahead and post your reviews of these future roles now? 2:36 AM
  • Guestoria Unpopularenka: Ugh. DiDonato and her dreams of big diva roles. She already underwhelmed as Stuarda.... 2:07 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Alex Exposito told me that he, Brownlee and Di Donato will be singing Semiramide at the BSO.... 1:36 AM
  • Buster: One of the things I remember from Maria Stader’s autobiography is that she sang the second... 1:29 AM
  • irontongue: Camerena seems charming and has a good voice, but whoa, a lot of aspirating in there! 1:28 AM
  • Poison Ivy: I saw this again on TCM and it was so beautiful to watch, as always. The scene with Judy making... 1:16 AM
  • williams: “…But in a lucky break for both singer and audience, on April 3 the company announced... 12:58 AM
  • m. croche: “as close to a rock star as the Met has produced from its male roster this season,” Oy. 12:50 AM

Donc, c’est ce qu’elle appelle “faire la connaissance de Mme Haines”

Some interesting programming in Avignon next season: Roberto Alagna performs Le dernier jour d’un condamné on March 9 and 12, 2014, and in between (March 11) will be a concert by Milos Karadaglic, youthful protégé of Angela Gheorghiu.

Les amours de Carmen ne durent pas six mois

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17 Across: Flamboyant Romanian countertenor (5 letters)

“Gheorghiu has admitted a romance with Cézar, a flamboyant Romanian counter-tenor, 15 years younger than she is, who represented his country in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.” [The Telegraph] Read more »

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Meeting Mrs. Haines socially

The Wiener Staatsoper should be a source of some interesting backstage gossip next September as the company presents on alternating nights Angela Gheorghiu as Tosca and Aleksandra Kurzak as Violetta.

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Fire and Ice

“Don’t listen to a Romanian man who says he prefers a ‘natural’ woman,” says Gheorghiu.

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The woman in white

This new DVD release from EMI of the Royal Opera’s latest production of Puccini’s Tosca will no doubt be snatched up by hordes of grateful fans around the globe.

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Manca la diva

La Cieca has just heard that Angela Gheorghiu has become indisposed after the first act of Tosca at the San Francisco Opera.

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See the pretty diva in that mirror there

The diva must be a Diva in Adriana Lecouvreur. Fact.

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Der Pelz wird fliegen

The guest soloist at the the Wiener Opernball was just introduced as “Rumäniens Antwort auf Anna Netrebko, Angela Gheorghiu.”

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Comment n’être pas coquette?

Yes, in this interview with Naomi Lewin, the word “fiasco” gets thrown around a lot.

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