Personalities | Victoria de Los Angeles | Modern Era | Opera
Possessing fine musicianship and a warm, sincere stage presence, soprano de Los Angeles gained recognition when she won first prize in the 1947 Geneva International Competition. She performed the following year in London, then at the Paris Opéra in 1949 and the Salzburg Festival in 1950. After her Met debut in 1951, she was regularly featured there for the next 10 years. Among her signature roles were Mimi in Puccini’s La bohème, which she recorded with Jussi Björling, and Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini.
Introduction | Modern Era | Opera
Personalities | Christa Ludwig | Modern Era | Opera
Houses & Companies | Paris Opéra | High Romantic | Opera
Houses & Companies | The Birth of the Metropolitan Opera | Turn of the Century | Opera
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