Angela Gheorghiu announces a new album of verismo arias

Gramophone Wed 1st March 2017

In a video message, the Romanian soprano introduces her forthcoming album 'Eternamente', her first new opera recital album for six years

Angela Gheorghiu with Alain Lanceron, President of Warner Classics & Erato

Angela Gheorghiu with Alain Lanceron (photo: Neil Gillespie courtesy of The Royal Opera House)

In a special video message (below), Angela Gheorghiu has announced that she will be releasing a new album of verismo arias later this year, called 'Eternamente' it will be her first new opera recital album for six years.

Alain Lanceron, President, Warner Classics & Erato, said: 'Angela Gheorghiu had not recorded a recital since her "Homage to Maria Callas" more than six years ago. At last she has returned to the studio in the repertoire closest to her heart. This will be without doubt one of the most highly-anticipated releases of the season, and one Warner Classics is particularly proud to present.'

The album, which has been recorded with the PFK-Prague Philharmonia and conductor Emmanuel Villaume, will be released in the Autumn.

Gheorghiu has received Gramophone Awards for three previous albums: 'Verdi Heroines', Massenet's Manon and Puccini's Madama Butterfly. In reviewing that great Butterfly recording, Patrick O'Connor wrote: 'Gheorghiu somehow conveys not only the depth of Butterfly’s love but also her inner knowledge that, in fact, her belief in Pinkerton’s devotion is hopeless. This is a mature interpretation which suggests strength above all, so that the touches of vulnerability are added with subtlety.' 

Explore: 

Gramophone Subscriptions

From£64/year

Gramophone Print

Gramophone Print

no Digital Edition
no Digital Archive
no Reviews Database
no Events & Offers
From£64/year
Subscribe
From£64/year

Gramophone Reviews

Gramophone Reviews

no Print Edition
no Digital Edition
no Digital Archive
no Events & Offers
From£64/year
Subscribe
From£64/year

Gramophone Digital Edition

Gramophone Digital Edition

no Print Edition
no Reviews Database
no Events & Offers
From£64/year
Subscribe

If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.

© MA Business and Leisure Ltd. 2017