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Disc 1:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Gianni Schicchi (1992 Digital Remaster): O mio babbino caro (Lauretta)Victoria de los Angeles/Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera, Roma/Gabriele Santini 2:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Madama Butterfly, Act II: Un bel di vedremo (Butterfly)Victoria de los Angeles/Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera, Roma/Gabriele Santini 4:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. La bohème (2002 Digital Remaster), Act One: Sì. Mi chiamano Mimi (Mimi/Rodolfo)RCA Victor Orchestra/Sir Thomas Beecham/Victoria de los Angeles/Jussi Björling 5:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Suor Angelica (1992 Digital Remaster): Senza mamma, bimbo, tu sei morto!Tullio Serafin/Orchestra Del Teatro Dell'Opera, Roma/Victoria De Los Angeles 4:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Cavalleria Rusticana (1954 Digital Remaster): Voi lo sapete, o mammaVictoria De Los Angeles/Orchestra Del Teatro Dell'Opera, Roma/Giuseppe Morelli 3:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. I Pagliacci (1953 Digital Remaster): Qual fiamma avea nel guardo!...Hui! Stridono lassuVictoria de los Angeles/Jussi Björling/RCA Victor Orchestra/Leonard Warren/Renato Cellini/Robert Merrill/Paul Franke 4:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. La Wally (1990 Digital Remaster): Ebben?...Ne andrò lontanaVictoria De Los Angeles/Orchestra Del Teatro Dell'Opera, Roma/Giuseppe Morelli 3:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. La Cenerentola (1990 Digital Remaster): Nacqui all'affanno e al pianto.....Non più mesta (Act 2)Victoria De Los Angeles/Orchestra Del Teatro Dell'Opera, Roma/Giuseppe Morelli 6:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1992 Digital Remaster): Una voce poco fà (Rosina)Victoria De Los Angeles/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Vittorio Gui 5:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. La Traviata: E strano! E strano! (Violetta)Tullio Serafin/Orchestra Del Teatro Dell'Opera, Roma/Victoria De Los Angeles/Carlo Del Monte 8:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster): Porgi, amor (Act 2)Victoria De Los Angeles/Philharmonia Orchestra/Walter Susskind 4:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Tannhäuser (1990 Digital Remaster): Dich, teure Halle, grüss' ich wieder (Elisabeth's Greeting) (Act 2)Victoria De Los Angeles/Philharmonia Orchestra/Anatole Fistoulari 4:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Lohengrin (1990 Digital Remaster): Einsam in trüben Tagen (Elsa's Dream) (Act 1)Victoria De Los Angeles/Philharmonia Orchestra/Anatole Fistoulari 4:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Manon (1990 Digital Remaster): Allons, il le faut ... Adieu, notre petite table (Act 2)Victoria de los Angeles/Orchestre du Théâtre National de I'Opéra-Comique/Pierre Monteux 3:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Faust (1994 Digital Remaster): Les grand seigneurs...Ah! je ris (Jewel Song)Victoria De Los Angeles/Choeurs Et Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Paris/André Cluytens 5:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Carmen (2000 Digital Remaster): Récit & Habanera: Quand je vous aimerai?...L'amour est un oiseau rebelleVictoria De Los Angeles/Orchestre National De La Radiodiffusion Française/Sir Thomas Beecham 4:35$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. 6 Lieder Op. 34 (1965 Digital Remaster): Auf Flügeln des Gesanges (Heine) (orch. Gamley)Victoria De Los Angeles/Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos 2:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Melodies of the Heart Op. 5 (1965 Digital Remaster): Ich liebe dich (Jeg elsker dig) (orch. Gamley)Victoria De Los Angeles/Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos 2:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. 5 Lieder Op. 49 (1988 Digital Remaster): No. 4 Wiegenlied (Lullaby) (Scherer) (orch. Gamley)Victoria De Los Angeles/Sinfonia Of London/Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos 2:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Les Filles de Cadiz (orch. Gamley) (1965 Digital Remaster)Victoria De Los Angeles/Sinfonia Of London/Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos 3:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Cinco Canciones negras (1993 Digital Remaster): Cuba dento de un piano (Alberti)Victoria de los Angeles/Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos/Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire 4:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Cinco Canciones negras (1993 Digital Remaster): Punto de Habanera (Luján)Victoria de los Angeles/Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos/Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire 1:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Cinco Canciones negras (1993 Digital Remaster): Chévere (Guillén)Victoria de los Angeles/Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos/Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire 1:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Cinco Canciones negras (1993 Digital Remaster): Canción de cuna para dormir a un negrito (Valdés)Victoria de los Angeles/Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos/Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire 2:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Cinco Canciones negras (1993 Digital Remaster): Canto negro (Guillén)Victoria de los Angeles/Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos/Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire 1:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. El niño judío: De España vengoVictoria De Los Angeles/Sinfonia Of London/Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos 4:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. El Amor brujo (2001 Digital Remaster): Canción del amor dolidoVictoria De Los Angeles/Philharmonia Orchestra/Carlo Maria Giulini 1:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. El Amor brujo (2001 Digital Remaster): Canción del fuego fatuoVictoria De Los Angeles/Philharmonia Orchestra/Carlo Maria Giulini 1:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Chants d'Auvergne (arr. Joseph Canteloube) (1999 Digital Remaster): La pastoura als camps (Series I, No. 1)*Victoria De Los Angeles/Jean-Pierre Jacquillat/Orchestre De L'Association Des Concerts Lamoureux 2:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Chants d'Auvergne (arr. Joseph Canteloube) (1999 Digital Remaster): BaïlèroVictoria De Los Angeles/Jean-Pierre Jacquillat/Orchestre De L'Association Des Concerts Lamoureux 4:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Chants d'Auvergne (arr. Joseph Canteloube) (1999 Digital Remaster): Chut, chut (IV/4)Victoria De Los Angeles/Jean-Pierre Jacquillat/Orchestre De L'Association Des Concerts Lamoureux 1:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Chants d'Auvergne (arr. Joseph Canteloube) (1999 Digital Remaster): Una Jlonto postouro (Regret) (V/7)*Victoria De Los Angeles/Jean-Pierre Jacquillat/Orchestre De L'Association Des Concerts Lamoureux 2:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Joshua HWV64 (1993 Digital Remaster): O had I Jubal's lyreVictoria De Los Angeles/Gerald Moore 2:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. An die Musik D547 (1993 - Remaster)Victoria De Los Angeles/Gerald Moore 3:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Acht Lieder Op. 59 (1993 Digital Remaster): VIII. Dein Blaues Auge (Groth)Victoria De Los Angeles/Gerald Moore 2:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Funf Lieder und Romanzen Op. 84 (1993 Digital Remaster): Vergebliches Ständchen (Traditional)Victoria De Los Angeles/Gerald Moore 1:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. L'Invitation au voyage (1993 Digital Remaster)Victoria de los Angeles/Georges Prêtre/Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire 4:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Shéhérazade (1993 Digital Remaster): 2. La flûte enchantéeVictoria de los Angeles/Georges Prêtre/Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire 2:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. Chants populaires (1993 Digital Remaster): Chanson espagnoleVictoria De Los Angeles/Gonzalo Soriano 2:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. Chants populaires (1993 Digital Remaster): Chanson françaiseVictoria De Los Angeles/Gonzalo Soriano 1:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen25. Chants populaires (1993 Digital Remaster): Chanson italienneVictoria De Los Angeles/Gonzalo Soriano 1:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen26. Clavelitos (Cadenas)Victoria De Los Angeles/Gerald Moore 1:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen27. Cantos populares españolas (Spanish Folksongs - Traditional) (1998 Digital Remaster): 6. MalagueñaVictoria De Los Angeles/Gerald Moore 2:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen28. Cantos populares españolas (Spanish Folksongs - Traditional) (1998 Digital Remaster): 7. GranadinaVictoria De Los Angeles/Gerald Moore 2:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen29. Adiós, Granada (Cases) (1998 Digital Remaster)Victoria De Los Angeles 2:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen30. La Tempranica (1998 Digital Remaster): La tarántula é un bicho mú malo (Zapeteado)Victoria De Los Angeles/Alicia De Larrocha 1:46$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Victoria de los Angeles was one of the finest lyric sopranos in the decades after World War II. She was born Victoria Gómez Cima. She learned to sing and play piano and guitar while still in school. She entered the Conservatorio de Liceo in Barcelona to study piano and singing. Victoria completed the six-year program in three years, graduating with full honors at the age of eighteen. ... Read more in Amazon's Victoria de Los Angeles Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 22, 2003)
  • SPARS Code: ADD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • ASIN: B000083GOE
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #180,944 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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One of the world's finest postwar lyric sopranos bewitches with breathtaking renditions of songs by Grieg, Brahms, Handel, Schubert, Ravel, Mendelssohn and more, as well as arias from Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia ; Verdi's La Traviata ; Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro ; De Falla's El Amor Brujo , and more!

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My favorite soprano at her best.
LARRY DINKIN
She demonstrates a rich voice with fine musicality.
Steven A. Peterson
I highly recommend either recording.
Joseph W. Giles

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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on January 31, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Victoria De Los Angeles died Saturday of heart failure at the age of 83 in Barcelona, Spain. The world of opera mourns her loss. She was a gifted soprano and a wonderful human being. On stage, she was able to directly speak to her audience and communicate with them in a very special and rare way that is not always seen today. She never hid herself behind a facade nor distanced herself from fans and audiences. She was born to sing opera. It was in her blood. This album showcases De Los Angeles in her most memorable and successful roles. Victoria De Los Angeles was one of the first singers from Spain to win worldwide acclaim. Others would follow- Placido Domingo and Montserrat Caballe. De Los Angeles is showcased in this album which may also serve as a tribute to the now late soprano.

Her voice was essentially full lyric with some spinto. Hearing her renditions of "O Mio Babbini Caro"- a signature soprano role, as well as "Ebben Ne Andro Lontana" from La Wally and her performances as Mimi, one is clearly treated to the truest form of a pure lyric soprano. Her voice is spunned gold, with sweet, warm, feminine textures. Her reperotire remained in the Italian and French. Of course, being Spanish, she was a leading singer in Spanish Lieder and romantic ballads. Her Art Songs in Spanish are full of elegance and grace. A champion of obscure composers, she sang and recorded recitals that featured the works of lesser known composers, though strictly Lieder and Folk/Art Song.

Victoria De Los Angeles is fortunately a well-documented artist. Some film footage exist of her performances. I seem to recall that there exists a taped performance of her Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata. She excelled in the lyric roles of Mimi in Puccini's La Boheme, Marguerite in Gounod's Faust.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Emma de Soleil on February 6, 2004
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De los Angeles' ability to sing with elegance and style has rarely been equalled and never been surpassed. She's the greatest Charlotte in "Werther", the most tender Santuzza in "Cavalleria Rusticana" and the most sumptuos Nedda in "I Pagliacci". Her Lieder-Recordings are legendary, my favourites are the Spanish ones of course. What a piano-culture and what a velvet sound! Get this set, it's cheap and it has GREAT singing!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By william glick on February 13, 2004
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the incomparable de los angeles combines exquisite sound and nuance to the world of superb singing. her mastery of a variety of styles is astounding and yet it always sounds natural.her magic will live forever.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joseph W. Giles on May 29, 2012
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Much of this is material is from the complete opera recordings and I already have them, but over 3/4 I didn't have. I am very thankful to find this very reasonably priced recording. EMI for once didn't ruin good recordings by remastering them (I'm pleasantly surprised at how clean they are). This a great testament to the full artistry of one of the great 20th Century sopranos. Like Moffo, she was a very versatile singer, who didn't compromise her lyric quality when she sang in the heavier verismo and mezzo roles. She also sang more than passable coloratura of Rossini & Verdi. Her Countess Rosina from Il Nozze de Figaro rivals Schwarzkopf. My real favorites are her recordings with Björling - Pagliacci, Boheme &, Butterfly. Even after 50 years, her Mimi & Cho Cho San still bring a lump to my throat and tears well in my eyes. Like so many of the singers I grew listening to, she has died; but thank goodness we are left with a wealth of recorded testaments to their greatness. She proved that bel canto singing can be applied to all opera, not just to the 18th & 19th Century. If you can afford $45.00 & want even more, "ICON: Victoria de los Angeles" is available. I highly recommend either recording.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steven A. Peterson TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 12, 2007
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This 2 CD set is a terrific introduction to the body of work of Victoria de los Angeles. As the "liner notes" point out: "She was an artist who brought individuality and a sense of joy to everything she performed. . . ." And this is not hyperbole. She was a top soprano in the middle part of the twentieth century.

Some cuts exemplify her art:

"Un bel di" is a ravishing version of this well known aria. She demonstrates a rich voice with fine musicality. This is a ravishing version of this aria. The singer displays good vocal control. There are nice transitions across the registers.

"Si, mi chiamano Mimi" is another well known work for sopranos. Again, nicely done. She appears (to me anyhow) to catch the spirit of Mimi very nicely indeed.

From "La Traviata," she essays "E strano. . .Sempre Libera." This is an affecting version. She does not have the coloratura armamentarium that some have brought to bear on this aria, but she does a fine job nonetheless. She seems to capture the desperate spirit of Violetta in "Sempre Libera."

Rossini's "Una voce poco fa" is a nice tour de force for sopranos. De los Angeles does a nice job here. This is a work from the Bel canto repertoire, but she does well. She shows vocal agility and captures the spirit of the work. This is an affecting, charming version. There is some occasional vocal harshness, but not a serious issue.

From "Carmen," "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle." Richly and nicely sung.

Her range on this CD is worth noting: from Puccini and Verdi to Wagner to Rossini to Gounod.

And then another of her specialties--songs. She does a nice turn with the Spanish song "Malaguena." Then, in a nice twist, she accompanies herself on guitar in "Adios Granada.
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