Victoria de los Angeles is one of the greatest legends of the opera of the 20th century. She was one of the most acclaimed sopranos of the best opera theaters of the world, one of the favorite voices of the Gran Teatro del Liceo where she made her debut and of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, where the public enjoyed her performances for a decade. She also was one of the most admired singers of the European and Spanish venues, where she offered historical recitals, most of them immortalized in anthological recordings.
With a sensitivity which she knew how to share and communicate, always with generosity, through the voice, possibly the best instrument of all, and the most fragile. With this instrument, with her sensitivity and her mastery of technique, Victoria de los Angeles created a kind of art which was greater than a single musical form, such as the opera. Lied, concert and oratorio were settings in which the Barcelona soprano felt equally comfortable from the beginning, and from her debut at the Palau de la Música Catalana in May of 1944. After a brilliant international career spanning five continents (she was always well received and loved by the public of the most prestigious theaters and concert halls around the world), with great discretion, after giving a recital in on December 28, 1997, Victoria’s small figure slipped away between the curtains of the great hall of the the Main Hall of the National Theatre of Catalonia. On January 15, 2005, she left us forever, leaving behind the gift of a priceless legacy: her singing.