Diva of the Week
Bringing you the Best of 2013, DIVA style!
by Christie Connolley
Please note that real divas always refer to themselves in the third person. Take a lesson from Angela Gheorghiu’s recent interview with Gulf News where she discussed an illness induced by her marital troubles:
“It was not just physical: I felt psychically broken.” Marital strife, I suggest, can prove as debilitating as flu. “I can only say that love is like a disease,” she says, her eyes welling up. “It infects every bit of me, even my brain. I am stupid in love. But I couldn’t be Angela if I weren’t romantic.” I put it to her that Alagna is contesting his ex-wife’s allegations and has called in the lawyers. Gheorghiu sits up, throws back her head and suddenly I glimpse the fiery prima donna I had found so captivating: “I never lie. Everyone who knows me will tell you, I am incapable of lying.” She looks every inch the diva when she says: “I don’t need anyone. I don’t need a home, even. Angela is at home everywhere.”
Angela Gheorghiu is so diva she could teach Kathleen Battle a thing or two….