Vibrant opera star Angela Geroghiu returns to the broadstage as part of the Celebrity Opera series. He will captivate the stage with an unparalleled repertoire of artists such as Handel, Strauss, Tosti, Massenet. Georgiou is accompanied by Alexandra Dalisk on piano and Alexandre Tomescu on violin.
The performance will take place on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 7:30 PM at the Eli and Edith Broad Stage at the Santa Monica Performing Arts Center. Get tickets and information by calling broadstage.org or 310-434-3200. Tickets go on sale to members on January 9, 2023 and to the general public on January 11, 2023.
The BroadStage Celebrity Opera Recital is generously supported by the Lloyd E. Rigler – Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation.
In the history of opera, Angela Gheorghiu shines as a rare phenomenon. Not only is she a singer/actress with outstanding singing technique and profound dramatic and musical intelligence, but she is also a compelling communicator who penetrates the hearts and minds of her panorama audience.
Angela Gheorghiu made her international debut as Mimi in La Bohème at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in 1992, the same year at the Vienna State Opera. In 1993 she made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Mimi.
In 1994, it was at the Royal Opera House that she first sang Violetta in her acclaimed La Traviata. At this time, in the history of television and opera, the BBC pulled out the live opera schedule. At one rehearsal, conductor Sir Georg Solti said: “I was in tears. She had to go. She is amazing. She can do anything.” The performance was also filmed and recorded by Decca. Newspapers and magazines pay attention to “a star is born”.
Since his Royal Opera debut, he has appeared in the world’s leading opera houses and concert halls around the world.
All her performances confirm Gheorghiu’s status as one of the most beloved stars of opera.
Alexandra Dariescu is a seminal voice actor in the piano repertoire, championing and premiering lesser-known works while shedding light on gender equality. In demand worldwide as a soloist, London she has performed with renowned orchestras such as the Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchester National de France, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Adam She has worked with Fischer, Christian Maceral, Fabien Gabel, He has performed under conductors such as Junmerkl and Vasily. She’s Petrenko, Ryan Bancroft, James Gaffigan, Jonathon Hayward, Joanne Falletta, and Michael Francis.
This season, Dalisque makes his debut with the La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Alain Altinogle to mark La Monnaie’s 250th anniversary. Three Artists Her In Her Residence Holding her title, she started at the German Palatinate Theater Kaiserslautern, where she explored the fascinating juxtapositions between male and female composers, It reveals a comprehensive picture of various artistic movements. She returned to the Quebec Symphony Orchestra and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra in Canada and made her artist-in-residence debut with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra in the United States, followed by her debut with the Florida Orchestra. For her third residency this season, she returns to her Internationale Herbsstagefür Musik in Iserlohn.
Recent highlights include her debut with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the US premiere of Nadia Boulanger’s “Fantaisie Variee” with the Houston Symphony Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, and her upcoming debut with the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra. and Real Philharmonia de Galicia. Most recently, Dalisk made the world premiere recording for his BBC Radio 3, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, of the newly discovered Piano Concerto by Leokadiya Kasperova.
In 2017, she took the world by storm with her project The Nutcracker and I. This season, her sixth year, she tours the UK, Germany and Greece. “The Nutcracker” is a groundbreaking original multimedia performance of piano solo with live dance and digital animation. She has held concerts in Europe, Australia, China, the United States and the United States, drawing thousands of young audiences into her halls, building bridges and her vision to make classical music more widely available to the public. realized.
Alexandru Tomescu is an artist whose music knows no bounds. A violinist ready to perform the most difficult scores in his concerts and on his month-long tour, Marathon is unanimously appreciated by audiences around the world.
In 2007, Alexandre won the rights to play the Stradivarius Elder Voycu 1702 violin, which belonged to the Romanian nation and promised to make its sound available to all Romanians. Thus, the Stradivarius International Tour has become one of Romania’s most popular classical music events and this year is his XVI edition.
After performing with conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Kurt Mazur and Christoph Eschenbach at the Champs-Elysées in Paris, Carnegie Hall in New York and the Metropolitan Arts Center in Tokyo, Alexandre is back in Romania. himself to reinvent his identity with a radical change.
He understands that the unconventional, seen as a combination of professionalism and innovation, is the key to accessing the larger public, which shows that classical music is a window to harmony among people. It was.
He played Stradivarius in metro stations and later in forests to express his position on the development of Romania’s forests. He performed in front of an abandoned house to protest the destruction of Romania’s national heritage buildings, and to raise funds for the Romanian Blind Association and to help deaf children get hearing aids. bottom. He is one of the first Romanian artists whose mission was to bring the message of classical music to a town without a philharmonic orchestra. His name on the poster is enough to sell all tickets a few days before the event.