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Superstar Angela Gheorghiu, the most glamorous and gifted opera singer of our time, was born in the small Romanian town Adjud. From early childhood it was obvious that she will become a singer, her destiny was music. She attended the Music School in Bucharest and graduated the National University of Music Bucharest, where she studied with the remarkable music teacher Mia Barbu. Ms. Gheorghiu’s magnificent voice and dazzling stage presence have established her as a unique international opera superstar. She made her international debut in 1992 at Covent Garden as Mimì and in the same year made debuts at the Metropolitan Opera and at Vienna State Opera. In 1994 she appeared at Covent Garden as Violetta (La Traviata) in a celebrated performance that was subsequently broadcast on BBC. Since her Royal Opera debut she has appeared at the world’s leading opera houses, her repertory including Mimì, Violetta, Charlotte, Juliette, Nedda, Adina, Tosca, Magda in La rondine, Manon, Marguerite, Leonora in Il trovatore and Adriana Lecouvreur. She has recorded widely for EMI Classics and Decca and has received numerous international artistic honours, including La Médaille Vermeille de la Ville de Paris and the awards of Chevalier and Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. She played the title role in Benoît Jacquot’s film Tosca and sang Juliette in a film for Online Classics. Engagements of the last years include Mimì (La Scala, Milan, Royal Opera, Vienna State Opera, Paris Opéra, Metropolitan Opera, New York, Hamburg), Tosca (Royal Opera, Berlin State Opera, San Francisco, Vienna, Metropolitan Opera), Magda (Royal Opera), Marguerite (Royal Opera), Adriana Lecouvreur (Vienna, Paris Opéra) and Charlotte (Vienna, Salzburg Festival), and concerts in Paris, Dublin, Vienna, Salzburg. Future engagements include various concerts in Europe and North America, as well as opera performances in London (Adriana Lecouvreur), Vienna (Tosca), Buenos Aires (Adriana Lecouvreur), Palermo (Adriana Lecouvreur).

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