Over 10,000 people acclaimed Soprano Angela Gheorghiu
Soprano Angela Gheorghiu was applauded and acclaimed by over 10,000 spectators, on Saturday evening, in Piata Constitutiei from Bucharest, where she performed along with Vlad Mirita, at the end of the recital Mayor Sorin Oprescu himself going up on the stage to thank and give flowers to her, according to Mediafax.
The concert of Angela Gheorghiu, along with Vlad Mirita and symphonic orchestra of “George Enescu” Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Tiberiu Soare, was organized by Capital City Hall for celebrating Bucharest Days, public being given free access to this performance. The amphitryon of the evening was actor Victor Rebengiuc, who announced the entry on stage of the famous soprano, a soprano who has toured worldwide. Angela Gheorghiu, dressed in a blue dress with a vaporous crinoline, opened the concert with one of the most important arias from the repertoire, “Habanera” from opera “Carmen” by Bizet. Vlad Mirita interpreted then “Nessun Dorma” from “Turandot” by Puccini, in a burst of applauds that started before the tenor, known to the audience by his participation in Eurovision contest, ending the aria.
Angela Gheorghiu followed, who interpreted “Un bel di” from “Madame Butterfly” by Puccini, a performance followed by a tour de force of the orchestra and the chorus of the philharmonic which made “O fortuna” from “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff resounding, making the spectators who were still wandering, in the last rows, being stuck. Angela Gheorghiu and Vlad Mirita charmed the audience with each aria performed individually or in a duet, singing and dancing together at a moment, as well as with canzonets, such as “Santa Lucia” by Cottrau, interpreted by Vlad Mirita, with the chorus. “Le filles de Cadix” by Leo Delibes, interpreted by Angela Gheorghiu, or “Mamma” by Cesare Andrea Bixio, an aria which Mirita dedicated to his mother, who was among the spectators. Victor Rebengiuc announced that Angela Gheorghiu would interpret her “secret anthem” – aria “Muzica” from operetta “Danube Waves” by George Grigoriu, who she often includes within her recitals abroad. “It is an aria that I always dedicate to Romanians: my mother, my father, my little daughter and all those who feel and think Romanian. Trust me, it always enjoys huge success. This aria is the anthem of my life”, Angela Gheorghiu said prior to interpreting the aria.
Mayor invited then director Cristian Mungiu on stage to present the film “Amintiri din Epoca de Aur” (Memories from the Golden Age), from which, a first episode was projected in Piata Constitutiei. Cristian Mungiu thanked the official for having programmed his film “between the concert of Mrs. Gheorghiu and the fireworks, so that to fill the space, not to have any empty ones”. “If it was me to be the director of the event, everything would have turned better”, Mungiu joked. The evening ended, in Piata Constitutiei, with a spectacular firework.