09 Feb 2009
Her Season of Puccini on Stage and on Disc
By BARRYMORE LAURENCE SCHERER [WSJ, 5 February 2009]
‘I am Romanian, but to follow an international career you need to live in an airplane and be all the time in other places than Romania,” says soprano Angela Gheorghiu, following rehearsals at the Metropolitan Opera. “So we have homes in Bucharest, Geneva and Paris, but we live a kind of Gypsy existence.” In fact, a moment earlier she got off her cellphone with her husband, tenor Roberto Alagna, who had just landed at Kennedy Airport — in March he stars in the Metropolitan Opera’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci” double bill.