Driven wild by a shameless diva
[Daily Telegraph, 12 May 05]
Ivan Hewett reviews Angela Gheorghiu at the Festival Hall
There are sopranos, and there are divas. Angela Gheorghiu is definitely one of the latter. You know straight away from watching her stride on to the stage why this woman wins her battles with directors and conductors.
She's just released an album of Puccini favourites, and this concert was a clearly a stop on the album tour, containing nine of Puccini's most heart-wrenching arias. This was fewer than the album, but one thing Gheorghiu knows well is how to keep her rarity value, even when she's giving a concert.
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