January 20, 2017

Angela Gheorghiu: The Complete Recitals - 7CD box set out now

This deluxe collection celebrates 25 years since the Romanian soprano's debut at Covent Garden.

Angela Gheorghiu’s rise to international stardom began with her debut at London’s Royal Opera House in 1992, when she sang Mimì in La bohème. It was two years later, also at Covent Garden, that she made her decisive breakthrough with a new production of La traviata.

Her shimmering tonal beauty and intense, but refined artistry have made her one of the defining sopranos of our time. These qualities – and her sheer charm and charisma – are abundantly in evidence throughout the seven recital discs in this 7CD box set, which span 15 years and chart Gheorghiu's meteoric rise. The collection includes Italian (Puccini, Verdi, Bellini, Cilea, Rossini or Donizetti) and French (Massenet, Gounod, Bizet, Charpentier) operatic repertoire. Five of Gheorghiu’s seven recital albums have been reissued specially for this box set.

CD1 Duets & Arias (with Roberto Alagna)
CD2 Verdi per due (with Roberto Alagna)
CD3 Casta Diva
CD4 Live from Covent Garden
CD5 Puccini
CD6 Live from La Scala
CD7 Homage to Maria Callas

Angela Gheorghiu sings Adriana Lecouvreur in February at Covent Garden. The boxed set Angela Gheorghiu: Complete Opera Recitals is available now.