Thursday, February 10, 2011

Angela Gheorghiu Gives Revealing Interview

Soprano Angela Gheorghiu discusses various topics about her life including the woman who taught her to sing, being financially independent by 18 years old, her thoughts about France deciding to export Romanians, how she felt about her recent honors by her homeland, giving master classes in Tuscany for the 100th anniversary of Sir Georg Solti's birthdate in 2012, what she thinks of singing cross-over music, defiantly denying Plácido Domingo is a model for her career, seeing performances of her fellow divas (Dessay, Netrebko, Fleming), her new recording of Fedora, why New York is like a second home (and declares she won't cancel at the MET again), whether or not she
Domingo, Gheorghiu and Alberto Veronesi
 will sing Salome (and will she be nude?), the confirmation that she is going to record Aida with Jonas Kaufmann and Antonio Pappano for EMI (as well as a recital disc and Mozart arias as well), how she learns a role and what is the truth about the current status of her relationship with Roberto Alagna. Read the full interview here.