Earlier Friday, August 11, Angela Gheorghiu took to Twitter to reveal the cover for her upcoming album, titled ‘Eternamente: The Verismo Years.’
First announced in March, Gheorghiu briefly shared her thoughts, saying “I’m really very glad to record a new album of verismo arias. I really waited for a long time to record such a beautiful, beautiful record while in Prague… so we really had a wonderful time together and I invite you to listen to this beautiful music. So this CD will be out in Autumn, so I think near my birthday in September.”
From her official website: Gheorghiu was honoured with “La Medaille Vermeille de la Ville de Paris” and she was appointed an “Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres” and “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres” by the French Ministry of Culture and by her native country Romania. In December 2010 she was awarded the honorific title of “Doctor Honoris Causa” by the University of Arts in Iasi (Romania) and the “Star of Romania”, the highest decoration given by the by the President of Romania. In October 2012 she was conferred the “Nihil Sine Deo” royal decoration from His Majesty King Michael I for promoting Romanian cultural values abroad. In October 2014, Angela Gheorghiu was awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa honorary title from the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Cluj Napoca (Romania).
‘Eternamente: The Verismo Years’ is currently scheduled for release on October 20th.