de los Angeles, Victoria (dā lōs änˈhālās) [key], 1923–2005, Spanish soprano, b. Barcelona. After a concert debut in Madrid in 1944, de los Angeles toured Scandinavia, France, England, and South America. Her debut in the United States was made at Carnegie Hall in 1950, and she joined the Metropolitan Opera Company the same year, performing there until 1961. After that she toured extensively, singing in most of the world's major opera houses. Her voice was praised for its lyricism and elegant expressiveness, and her performances of Catalan folk-song were especially notable.
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