Victoria de los Angeles - The Warner Classics Edition

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Victoria de los Angeles - The Warner Classics Edition
Victoria de los Angeles (soprano) with Nicolai Gedda, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Alicia de Larrocha, Gerald Moore, Sir John Barbirolli, Sir Thomas Beecham

[ Warner Classics / 59 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Friday 20 October 2023

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A singer who inspired the greatest admiration and affection, Victoria de los Ángeles was, in the words of Opera magazine, "one of the supreme vocal artists of the 20th century". In the opera house, the recital hall and on recordings, she captured her audience's heart with a voice of beauty and warmth and interpretations of grace and sincerity. This 59CD box unites all the recordings in her Warner Classics catalogue, made between 1948 and 1977, and encompasses complete operas, collections of arias and a rich treasury of song, above all from the soprano's native Spain. "Communication should be the most important motivation for a singer," she said, "My only goal is to 'talk' to people through my singing so we can all enjoy the music together."

"Beecham's sensuous way with the orchestra is well matched by the soloists here...a spacious recording in which the atmospheric off-stage effects are vividly caught. What is so individual is the way that Beecham points rhythms to captivate the ear, as well as his persuasive moulding of phrases...In those qualities Beecham is delectably matched by Victoria de los Angeles in the title-role." (Gramophone on Carmen)

"...for me the operatic highlight of the set is Debussy's 'love triangle opera' Pelléas et Mélisande under Cluytens with Jacques Jansen as Pélléas. De los Ángeles captures Mélisande's vulnerable yet mysterious personality with total conviction, and Gérard Souzay is intensely moving as Prince Golaud." Rob Cowan


CD 1-2 The 78-rpm Era: Opera arias & Songs
CD 3 Traditional Songs of Spain | Turina: Canto a Sevilla
CD 4 Five Centuries of Spanish Songs (1300-1800) | Spanish Songs of the Renaissance
CD 5 Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras Nos. 5 | Handel/Mozart: Rarities
CD 6 The Fabulous Victoria de los Angeles
CD 7 Duets with Dietrich-Fischer Dieskau
CD 8 20th Century Spanish Songs
CD 9 Cantos de Espania
CD 10 A French recital: Ravel, Duparc, Debussy
CD 11 In concert at the Royal Festival Hall [1st release on CD]
CD 12 A World of Song
CD 13 Mélodies de Debussy, Ravel, Hahn & Fauré
CD 14 Homage to Gerald Moore: A Tribute to Gerald Moore
CD 15 Songs of Andalusia | Songs of Catalonia
CD 16 Chausson: de l'amour et de la mer | Canteloube: Chants d'Auvergne
CD 17 Spanish & Sephardic Songs
CD 18 Live at Hunter College
CD 19 Pastorale: Chants d'Auvergne
CD 20-21 Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (1952)
CD 22 Leoncavallo: Pagliacci
CD 23-25 Gounod: Faust (1953)
CD 26-27 Puccini: Madama Butterfly (1954)
CD 28-29 Massenet: Manon
CD 30-31 Puccini: La bohème
CD 32-34 Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
CD 34 Italian Opera Arias
CD 35 Puccini: Suor Angelica
CD 36-37 Verdi: Simon Boccanegra
CD 38-40 Bizet: Carmen
CD 41 Puccini: Gianni Schicchi
CD 42-44 Gounod: Faust (1958)
CD 45-46 Verdi: La traviata
CD 47-48 Puccini: Madama Butterfly (1959)
CD 49 Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana
CD 50-51 Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (1962)
CD 52 Offenbach: Les Contes d'H0ffmann (Act 4) | Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ (excerpts)
CD 53 Purcell: Dido and Aeneas
CD 54 Falla: La vida breve | Granados: Coleccion de Tonadillas
CD 55 Zarzuela Arias
CD 56-57 Massenet: Werther
CD 58-59 Vivaldi: Orlando furioso