Centenary Tribute to Victoria de los Ángeles: Metropolitan Opera Honors Iconic Soprano

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Centennial Celebration of Victoria de los Angeles at the Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera Honors Centenary of Barcelona Soprano, Victoria de los Angeles

The Metropolitan Opera in New York is currently holding a special event to celebrate the centenary of Victoria de los Angeles, a reputed soprano from Barcelona. The tribute comes seven decades after she first lit up the opera’s stage at the tireless age of 27.

A Glimpse into the Legacy

Victoria de los Angeles is a recognized icon in the world of opera, having made a significant impression at the Met where she performed a total of 139 times. She is fondly remembered not just for her strikingly powerful voice but also for her remarkable roles and substantial contributions to the opera.

Exhibition of Remarkable Costumes

A key feature of this tribute is an exclusive exhibition of some of her most renowned costumes. Dominating the display is a remarkable blue and cream gown, worn by de los Angeles in her role as Marguerite in Gounod’s Faust. The dress, though currently in need of repairing due to its fragility, has been kept as a symbolic representation reflecting her profound impact on the opera community.

Noteworthy Performances

The exhibition further showcases her costumes from some of her other famed performances. Each costume is a vivid reminder of her roles in operas like Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Massenet’s Manon, and Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.

Legacy in the World of Opera

The tribute culminates by highlighting her lasting influence and unique honor bestowed by the Met. As the exhibition runs until the 8th of June, it provides an opportunity to reminisce about her extraordinary career and appreciate the legacy Victoria de los Angeles leaves behind in the opera world.