A Self-Confident Diva With a Symphony Orchestra to Contend With

By BERNARD HOLLAND [NY Times, 2 January 2006]
Concerts by famous opera singers are usually star turns masquerading as musical events. But so intensely involved is Angela Gheorghiu in even the most overripe operatic repertory that her New Year’s Eve with the New York Philharmonic ended up more a musical event masquerading as a star turn.