Angela Gheorghiu to Make Teatro Colon Debut as ‘Adriana Lecouvreur’

By OperaWire

After a long and distinguished career Angela Gheorghiu will make another important debut at the Teatro Colon in Argentina.

The Romanian soprano will bring her acclaimed interpretation of Cilea’s masterpiece “Adriana Lecouvreur.” The esteemed soprano will be joined by Alessandro Corbelli, Nadia Krasteva and Leonardo Caimi.

Gheorghiu has been acclaimed for the title role in “Adriana Lecouvreur” ever since she first sang it at the Covent Garden in 2010. Critics raved about her musicality and said she “sang exquisitely.” Since then she has brought her interpretation to the Vienna State Opera, Paris National Opera and to Carnegie Hall. Her interpretation was also immortalized in a DVD recording released by Decca with Jonas Kaufmann and Olga Borodina. She is slated to return to the Royal Opera House to sing the role and will also perform it at the Teatro Massimo di Palermo.

Ever since her breakout at the Royal Opera House in the early 90’s in the role of Violetta in Verdi’s “La Traviata,” Gheorghiu is one of the most in-demand sopranos around the world. She has sung numerous roles to acclaim including Puccini’s “Tosca,” “La Rondine” and “La Boheme.” Recently she made her made her role debut as Charlotte in Massenet’s “Werther” at the Vienna State Opera and has become a frequent recitalist. She has made numerous recording with Warner Classics and next month the company will re-release a box set of her complete recitals as well as her acclaimed “Live from the Covent Garden” CD.

“Adriana Lecouvreur” will be presented on March 14, 18, 21 and 26, 2017.