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Victoria de los Angeles
Biographical Information

Birth Date:November 1, 1923
Astrology Sign:Scorpio
Chinese Sign:Pig - Yin
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Died Date:January 15, 2005

Occupation:Classical/Opera singer

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Victoria de los Angeles

Biography:Victoria de los Angeles The Catalan singer Victoria de los Ángeles (Catalan: Victòria dels Àngels) (November 1, 1923 - January 15, 2005) was a well-known soprano whose career spanned the early 1940s to the mid 1970s, although she continued to give recitals into the 1990s. She sang at the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992. She began as an opera singer but turned increasingly to lieder in her later years, in particular Spanish and French songs.

De los Angeles was born Victoria Gómez Cima into a poor Catalan family in Barcelona. She studied as the Barcelona Conservatory, graduating in just three years in 1941 at age 18. That year, she made her operatic debut as Mimi a the Liceu, but then resumed her musical studies.

In 1945, de los Angeles returned to the Liceu to make her professional debut as the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro in Barcelona. After winning first prize in the Geneva International Competition in 1947, she sang Salud in Falla's La Vida Breve with the BBC in London in 1948.

In 1949 she made her first appearance in a the Paris Opèra as Marguerite. In 1950, she made her debut at Salzburg and Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Mimi, and she continued to appear there regularly until 1961. She also sang at Milan's La Scala from 1950 to 1956.

In October 1950, de los Angeles made her American debut with a recital at Carnegie Hall. The following March, she made her Metropolitan Opera debut in New York as Marguerite, and sang with the company until 1961. In 1957 she sang at the Vienna State Opera.

After making her debut at the Bayreuth Festival as Elisabeth in 1961, de los Angeles devoted herself principally to a concert career. However, she continued to make occasional appearances in one of her favourite operatic roles, Carmen, during the subsequent twenty years.

Though Carmen lay comfortably in her range (she was perhaps a natural mezzo-soprano), she nevertheless sang the major soprano roles. Along with Montserrat Caballé, she was a true exponent of bel-canto singing.

De los Angeles performed regularly in song recitals with pianists Gerald Moore and Geoffrey Parsons, also appearing at times with other eminent singers, such as Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

Among her best known operatic roles were Donna Anna, Rosina, Manon, Nedda, Desdemona, Cio-Cio-San, Violetta, and Mélisande.

In 2005, de los Angeles died at Barcelona at age 81. Those close to her said her voice was still beautiful to the end.

De Los Angeles married Enrique Magriñá in 1948 and had two sons, one of which survived her.

Achievements: (Filmography)
Manon (1949)

Chinese Horoscope for Victoria de los Angeles
Includes characteristics and Vices
Victoria de los Angeles's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 16, 1923 - February 04, 1924
Birthday: November 1, 1923

The Pig is a Yin,
and is the Twelfth sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Victoria de los Angeles's Personality Tarot Card The Hermit - Personality Card

Birthday: November 1, 1923

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Victoria de los Angeles's Growth Tarot Card The Moon

Birthday: November 1, 2022

A period of illusion, uncertainty and fluctuation.




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