Angela Gheorghiu’s Lover: Opera’s Grand Diva In An Epic Romance [Kindle Edition] Gianni Truvianni (Author)
My idea for “Angela Gheorghiu’s Lover” was to create a world of intrigue and drama based on not only the operas “Madame Butterfly”, “Romeo And Juliet”, “Carmen”, “La Traviata” and “La Rondine” but the lives of those who are touched by the art of opera. As for the first of these three stories which are “Angela Gheorghiu’s Private Performance Of Madame Butterfly”, “Angela Gheorghiu, My Passionate Gypsy Mezzo-Soprano” and “Angela Gheorghiu, Forever My Juliet Of Youth”, they focus on her relationship with her bodyguard/lover, daughter Ioana and a top Yakuza boss and his wife. It being a Yakuza boss’s wife who is dying of cancer yet before she departs this world she has but one dream left to her. This being that her opera heroine, Angela Gheorghiu sing the opera “Madame Butterfly” for her and her husband yet due to her ill health the performance must be given at her very own private opera theatre.
Naturally, Angela Gheorghiu is free to refuse and even receives a large sum of money just to meet the Yakuza boss regardless of whether she accepts to perform or not. The Yakuza boss approaching her not as a gangster but as a man who is desperately seeking to fulfill his loving wife’s dying wish. As for Angela Gheorghiu though she is filled with doubts, it is when she speaks to this lady who is dying that she feels that there is no way she can refuse. Angela Gheorghiu however being cautious will only agree to travel to Japan if her bodyguard/boyfriend agrees to accompany her which he does. This as he feels that his karma is so intertwined with hers that he must accompany the grand diva regardless of any consequence which might arise.
Angela Gheorghiu’s performance being of such beauty of course that her career would benefit tremendously from an ever grateful Yakuza boss, who would go on to sponsor with enormous funds her next two projects which are a film version of “Romeo And Juliet” and a live performance of “Carmen” at the world famous “Metropolitan Opera House”. Angela Gheorghiu however is captivated by the struggle of this brave lady who is dying of cancer and becomes one of her best friends even if just for a short time and it is with her in mind that she agrees to do the film version of “Romeo And Juliet” as well as to perform “Carmen” on stage live for the first time. Angela Gheorghiu also experiencing tremendous sadness at the death of her newly acquired friend from Japan as well as that of her husband whose wife’s death he simply could not stand. This leading to his demise which arrived one night from what was a broken heart and dreams.
“Angela Gheorhgiu’s Secret Admirer” is perhaps the most tragic part of the “Angela Gheorghiu’s Lover” saga as it is in this particular segment that Angela’s daughter, Ioana dies of cancer. This bringing clarity to many of Angela’s decisions from the past as to why Angela allowed her lover, Michael to get involved with her own daughter; who she even pressed him to marry. Angela and Michael are very much grieved at Ioana’s passing away yet it is before she expires that she helps in the creation of Angela Gheorhgiu’s film version of “La Traviata”. A grand project of artistic value is created amidst all the tragedy surrounding our trio yet added to this, is the plight of another Romanian singer in the form of Elena Georgian. It being this newly arrived voice on to our story whose mother dies of cancer just before filming commences on Angela Gheorhgiu’s version of “La Traviata”.
As for Elena Georgian, she has had a most difficult life which we are introduced to as she and Angela become very close friends while working on this film which came to be known in the opera world as a masterpiece.
“Angela Gheorghiu’s “La Rondine”” is the story of our dear soprano Angela Gheorhgiu being asked by the leader of the Russian federation Vladimir Putin to perform an opera for the children of the breakaway Ukrainian regions.