This special celebrates the 20th anniversary of Angela Gheorghiu’s international career with intimate and candid conversations, looking back to her student days in Romania. Recorded this summer at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Angela Gheorghiu: 20 Legendary Years airs Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 3 p.m. on Classical 91.5/FM-HD 91.5-1.
Speaking with Jon Tolansky, Gheorghiu takes time to look back at her successful career and discuss some of her most famous roles. A professional since 1990, Gheorghiu grew up in Romania and has performed many leading roles. Listeners will enjoy excerpts from Verdi’s La Traviata, Massenet’s Manon, and Puccini’s La Boheme and Madama Butterfly.