Barton glances Barton glances

The annual Richard Tucker Gala is probably the event of the year to indulge your love of verismo staples and can belto screaming.

on November 02, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Veiled threat Veiled threat

Angela Gheorghiu‘ s idiosyncratically alluring, sometimes maddening, always fascinating Floria Tosca inevitably became the evening’s unmissable raison d’être.

on October 30, 2015 at 11:46 AM
Tosca è a palazzo! Tosca è a palazzo!

Angela Gheorghiu is physically in New York and is rehearsing and being fitted for costumes (not pictured) for her impending brace of Tosca performances.

on October 22, 2015 at 4:13 PM
Moon and stars Moon and stars

One of the major complaints about the five year casting system (as well as the shared productions by different companies) is that operatic events are rarely surprises anymore.

on December 11, 2014 at 10:56 AM
The deed to a platinum mine The deed to a platinum mine

No tracks available yet, but the Angela Gheorghiu Christmas album looks very, well, seasonal.

on November 05, 2014 at 9:51 AM
Ten thousand bedrooms Ten thousand bedrooms

The Metropolitan Opera desperately needed a new production of Le nozze di Figaro.

on October 03, 2014 at 2:23 AM
Donc, c’est ce qu’elle appelle “faire la connaissance de Mme Haines” Donc, c’est ce qu’elle appelle “faire la connaissance de Mme Haines”

Some interesting programming in Avignon next season.

on July 30, 2013 at 12:08 PM
Les amours de Carmen ne durent pas six mois Les amours de Carmen ne durent pas six mois

With the well-known guitar player Milos Karadaglic, celebrating the decission of working together on a new, surprising and innovative project.

on July 19, 2013 at 11:01 PM
17 Across: Flamboyant Romanian countertenor (5 letters) 17 Across: Flamboyant Romanian countertenor (5 letters)

“Gheorghiu has admitted a romance with Cézar, a flamboyant Romanian counter-tenor…”

on July 03, 2013 at 12:53 AM
Meeting Mrs. Haines socially 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.

on May 16, 2013 at 1:43 PM
Fire and Ice Fire and Ice

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

on January 02, 2013 at 4:20 PM
The woman in white 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.

on December 02, 2012 at 11:02 PM
Manca la diva 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.

on November 15, 2012 at 11:58 PM
See the pretty diva in that mirror there See the pretty diva in that mirror there

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

on July 25, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Der Pelz wird fliegen Der Pelz wird fliegen

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

on February 16, 2012 at 4:52 PM

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

on December 02, 2011 at 11:43 AM

Now, it seems, OONY is returning to its star-driven roots.

on November 09, 2011 at 4:23 PM

The very brunette leading ladies of Adriana Lecouvreur, Anita Rachvelishvili and Angela Gheorghiu, flank the practically strawberry blond by comparison Jonas Kaufmann during bows last night after Opera Orchestra of New York’s season opener.

on November 09, 2011 at 2:57 PM

In preparation for tonight’s Angela Gheorghiu/Jonas Kaufmann Sternstunde at Carnegie Hall, La Cieca invites the cher public to share your favorite memories and YouTube clips of Adriana Lecouvreur performances present and past. (Photo: Alastair Muir)

on November 08, 2011 at 10:57 AM

It would be a shame, I think, if EMI’s stunt video of Angela Gheorghiu “in duet” with Maria Callas backfired powerfully enough to prevent serious opera fans (well, okay, let’s say “enthusiastic opera fans,” that’s more like it) from listening to the Romanian diva’s new CD Homage to Maria Callas. There’s a lot on this…

on November 03, 2011 at 1:32 PM

The already notorious or celebrated or whatever it is version of the “Habanera” featuring (in alphabetical order) Maria Callas and Angela Gheorghiu: it’s been released, and you can experience after the jump.

on November 02, 2011 at 12:17 PM

La Cieca supposes that maybe the reason Angela Gheorghiu doesn’t include any music from Manon Lescaut on her new “Homage to Callas” CD is that she can’t quite identify with the character?

on November 01, 2011 at 3:55 PM

In what is without doubt the final chapter of their on-again, off-again romance, Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna are on again, she says.

on October 05, 2011 at 11:48 AM

La Cieca’s spy in London reports: “So first Angela Gheorghiu cancelled this evening’s Traviata Faust at the ROH. On hearing the news, Vittorio Grigolo suddenly came down with a ‘chest infection’ —so the performance is going ahead with James Valenti and Malin Byström.”

on October 04, 2011 at 4:16 PM