Tudor Gheorghe is a Romanian singer, composer and actor, born on August 1, 1945, in Podari commune, Dolj county, from a peasant family. Childhood, but especially adolescence, was difficult. The father, a singer at the church, was arrested as a legionary and political prisoner at Aiud.
During the communist period, Tudor Gheorghe met many oppressors from the communist regime, being forbidden to concert for a decade until the Romanian Revolution of 1989. The artist was censored and in 1987 he was forbidden to concert . After the revolution in December 1989, Tudor Gheorghe returned.
In 1966 he was employed at the National Theater in Craiova, becoming, at 21, one of the youngest actors in the country. After playing in the studio, he debuted on the stage of the National Theater of Craiova in the role of the Young Guardian from Victor Eftimiu’s Black Cock.
Until the real affirmation, which followed in a few years, he continued to play comedy or drama roles with great Kareeni actors of the time in songs such as “The Dream of a Winter by Night” by Tudor Muşatescu, “The Carnival Gentlemen” IL Caragiale or “The Unseen Lady” by Pedro Calderón from Barca.
Between 1970-1980 and 1980-1990 he starred in artistic creations such as “Mitica Popescu” by Camil Petrescu, “The Phosphorus Punished” by John Vanbrugh, “Uncle Vanea” by Anton Cehov, or “The Pitic in the Garden Summer “by Dumitru Radu Popescu.
In 1969, after three years of hard work, he went on ramp with his first recital, “Menestrel in the Courts of Lost”, poetry poetry Lucian Blaga, Tudor Arghezi and Ion Barbu. After two years of in-depth studies, made at the Folklore Institute in Bucharest followed the second recital – “Seven Ballads”.Since 1969, the year of the first recital and until 1996, Tudor Gheorghe has made not less than 22 performances of music and poetry.
Tudor Gheorghe’s success, career, and evolution may seem “come by themselves,” but behind the tremendous success are years of fierce work, intense study, and many stumbling blocks and needs. He was also censored at the concerts in 1981 (http://jurnalul.ro/stire-jurnalul/povestea-unui-spectacol-interzis-522174.html), when the show “On a Frank-poet” on lyrics by Ion Luca Caragiale, was stopped immediately after the premiere.
In 1992 Tudor Gheorghe had his first show after the revolution called “Songs with Closed Mouth”. He returned to the stage in 1998, and since 1999 began the series of performances “The Seasons of Romanian Poetry” in collaboration with conductor Marius Leonard Hristescu.
In 2006, between May 29th and June 4th, Tudor Gheorghe presented at the Palace Hall a series of concerts, entitled “The Beautywoman Week”. The series was composed of 7 concerts:
Spring Symphony – May 29
Symphonic Autumn – May 30
Taraf party – May 31
Doll’s Diligence – June 1
Looking for lost lost – June 2
Symphonic Winter – June 3
Symphonic summer – June 4
In November 2006, the artist presented for the first time the show “Calvary of a Wise Heart”, beginning with songs from the 1930s, performed by artists such as Cristian Vasile and Jean Moscopol. Besides the songs of the era in the show, there are also several ads from the newspapers of that period, in order to recreate more fully the image of those years. In 2007 was released the album with this show.
In November 2007, the show “The Perfume of the Desired Mads” continues the presentation of the 1930s music, begun in the “Calvary of a Wise Heart”.
“At the Edge of Empires” is another show by Tudor Gheorghe, held in March-April 2008. The show is dedicated to the only region in this country that has been under more empires. Music is less well-known, picked and processed from a German-only book. “Rumanische Volkslieder aus der Bukowina” by Matthias Friedwagner, published in 1938, contains 530 musical scores and lyrics collected from Bucovina between 1902-1916 at the initiative of the Ministry of Culture in Vienna.
The year 2008 brings the beloved artist back into a play for almost ten years since the last appearance. Tudor Gheorghe appears in the La Mancha Man musical, just days after the premiere of another show – The Mystery of Words. Man of La Mancha is a musical after Dale Wasserman’s book, which in turn inspires his story after Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th Century novel “El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha”.
Today Tudor Gheorghe continues his career started in 1966, further supporting recitals in the country and abroad