It's official. Cezar is out (if he was ever in).
On the day that Roberto Alagna opens in Carmen at Covent Garden, Angela Gheorghiu has taken to Facebook to share her new love.
He is Romanian dentist Mihai Ciortea, who at 26 is at least 22 years younger than Angela.
So how does one pull off something like this, exactly? Assuming that one is a dentist or in some other non-operatic profession? Did cougarlife.com have something to do with it?
Congratulations to the parties involved, of course!
16 December 2013 at 06:40 PM
Good for her! Good for them! He is a wonderful man, a great professional, well-known opera lover. He has been present at many performances of Angela for years. All his colleagues have only nice words of him. I could also add he's very courageous and honest to face this harsh mass-media. Angela has just won the Golden CD award for her recently Romanian Christmas carols( very well received disc-see Gramophone).She has also her right to happiness.
16 December 2013 at 06:53 PM
Shame on you Angela, you old cougar! I am jealous! 22 years younger: that's outrageous! You could be his mother...
What a sexual predator!
Life is not fair...
Renata P. |
16 December 2013 at 07:35 PM
He looks about 14
16 December 2013 at 09:11 PM
Mimi with Draculetta's fangs ? ... surprise ...surprise ;)
17 December 2013 at 12:16 AM
And to think it's Lasagna who wanted children...
I imagine she couldn't resist his opening gambit:
17 December 2013 at 01:45 AM
No, it's not surprise...
I have a sympathy with the parents of this young boy, it's so misfortune because this person is real Draculetta, she is a unmoral, ill man.
17 December 2013 at 02:33 AM
She's been hinting around that she had something to announce, so now the other shoe has dropped.
Barbara Baker |
17 December 2013 at 04:03 AM
I wonder if Roberto will now try to get his own back by timing the birth of his new baby to coincide with opening night of Angela's next big show? :-)
17 December 2013 at 09:27 AM
Open wide. This won't hurt. Say Aaaaaah.
Seriously, I hope it works out for them, and that he can handle the accompanying publicity.
Now, does he have an older brother?
17 December 2013 at 09:59 AM
I wonder what his angle is?
She is attractive, but she looks old enough to be his mother!
It seems like she is not over her divorce and "acting out" a lot.
Oh well, maybe at least now that "her love" is a dentist, she'll fix her front teeth!!
17 December 2013 at 01:48 PM
He does have a brother, who by the way is also a Gheorghiu fan. Is that OK with you?
17 December 2013 at 01:49 PM
Don't you think a singer would not dare to alter anything like the position of teeth?
Intermezzo replies - I thought that until I saw Herr Kaufmann's famous braces.
17 December 2013 at 05:14 PM
No, actually improving your front teeth would only help your diction and reduce any tension you'd been using to compensate for the faulty teeth.
Further, as one ages a faulty bite can lead to a lot of tension, clenching, etc. which are very detrimental to a singer or actor. So one often sees actors and singers correcting a flawed bit even later in life.
17 December 2013 at 06:05 PM
Let's not exaggerate ladies, younger men are over-rated. Of course they can offer big amounts of adulation at first -and who can ever get enough of that?-, but after a while some serious problems may arise. Of course, a fan related to his idol is a dream come true -remember "Diva" by Jean-Jacques Beneix?- and may this dentist's dream last... for as long as it remains a dream. And may also Mrs. Gheorghiu's choices be the result of love, or caprice, but by no means of insecurity.
18 December 2013 at 12:32 AM
Please note that in the spirit of Yuletide there will be no absolutely no references to his filling her cavities etc.
Intermezzo replies - In that case I shall sacrifice my rinse and spit quip in pursuit of seasonal good cheer.
18 December 2013 at 11:12 PM
I am all the way with you. Live your life at full my dear soprano, the life is short but don't forget to go back on the stage to enchant our ears again with new operas There's so many beautiful operas waiting for you. Think about posterity. Good luck with your new lover, looks to me that he indeed is an opera lover, too!
Cornel Nicolae |
19 December 2013 at 03:36 AM
What big show does she have next?
19 December 2013 at 06:44 AM
I would have prefered her sinking her fangs in a new role but...alas.....
19 December 2013 at 06:46 AM
Will he be asking her to lie down on his dentist chair with the time-honoured words 'all you will feel next is a little prick'...
19 December 2013 at 09:53 AM
Well, at least she's scheduled for a new production of Adriana Lecouvreur in Vienna in February - it's not new, but it's not one of her overdone roles either: she did it only in one run on stage (ROH 2010), leaving aside the concerts in Berlin & New York.
Renata P. |
19 December 2013 at 03:35 PM
To quote The Bard:
"Much Ado About Nothing"
23 December 2013 at 08:28 PM
Oh well, good for her. I do hope I'll look that good when I'll be past 50!
And I am looking forward to seeing/hearing her in Bohème in Paris in a few months. Saw her in this same role 10 years ago and she was absolutely fab.
Who cares if she doesn't try new roles? It's OK with me if she sticks to those she sings well. AND SHE DOES. One of the few soprano voices in recent years (with Renée)that you can recognize immediately. Go for it Ange!
28 December 2013 at 09:20 AM
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