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Victoria de los Angeles

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Category: Music - Classical
Reference No: 10068
Status: Available
Price: £40.00
  Victoria de los Angeles

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Great Spanish operatic lyric coloratura soprano and recitalist whose career began after the 
Second World War and reached its height in the years from the mid-1950s to the
De los Angeles shot to internal fame in the season of 1950-1951, when she made her debuts
at Covent Garden as Mimi, at La Scala in the title-role of Ariadne auf Naxos, and at
the Metropolitan Opera, New York, as Marguerite in Gounod's Faust.
She excelled as the more fragile heroines of Italian and French opera - Puccini's Mimi and
Butterfly, Debussy's Mélisande, Massenet's Manon and Charlotte. Interestingly, she turned
down all offers to sing Tosca – she couldn’t identify with the character, believing it to be
completely false.
Her concert recitals were remarkable for the sheer breadth of her programmes, ranging 
from Lieder to the songs of her native country, with excursions into traditional British
songs on her visits to the UK.
De los Angeles was ranked number 3, after Maria Callas and Dame Joan Sutherland, in the BBC Music Magazine 's List of The Top Twenty Sopranos of All Time (2007).

This is a very fine vintage black and white Fayer photograph (5.5" x 3.5"), nicely signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen ink across the lower part of the image. The inscription is largely across a dark area, the signature itself is across the lower white margin. In very good condition.