Angela Gheorghiu: A Life for Art
Angela GheorghiuCloth: $35.00
Gheorghiu doesn’t disappoint with her story of becoming a world-class opera star.
An instant blaze of vitality, talent, and beauty-like lightning! And she has extraordinary professionalism. You cannot reach that position that is so high unless you work hard. She started with a wonderful voice, of course, but the talent has to be developed by discipline and intelligence, and she has that. This is why-and I must say this with respect to all the other singers-she is unique today. There is one Angela Gheorghiu.
[Hers] is a voice that acts by itself, and as well as being a fine stage actress there is a special performing quality in her voice. Sometimes you hear a beautiful voice but you don’t feel the performer in it. In Angela’s voice you hear the performing actress.
Angela is elegant, she has fire, she has a wonderful voice-what more could you possibly want from a singer!
I first heard Angela in the autumn of 1993 when she came to the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels to sing Micaëla in Carmen. . . . The beauty of the voice, and not only the beauty but the individuality, just sent people into raptures.
—Sir Antonio Pappan
ANGELA GHEORGHIU is a world-renowned Romanian soprano. JON TOLANSKY is a writer, lecturer, and documentarian working in the world of opera.