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January 18, 2005 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Victoria de los Angeles, a Spanish lyric soprano known for her warm, vibrant, unusually sweet and flexible voice who performed on world concert and opera stages for more than four decades, has died. She was 81. De los Angeles, born Victoria Gomez Cima, died Friday of cardio-respiratory problems in her native Barcelona, Spain.
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January 18, 2005 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Victoria de los Angeles, a Spanish lyric soprano known for her warm, vibrant, unusually sweet and flexible voice who performed on world concert and opera stages for more than four decades, has died. She was 81. De los Angeles, born Victoria Gomez Cima, died Friday of cardio-respiratory problems in her native Barcelona, Spain.
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November 6, 1994 | JAMES MCCOURT, James McCourt is the author of "Kaye Wayfaring in 'Avenged , ' " "Time Remaining" and "Mawrdew Cvgowchwz," the saga of the ultimate opera diva . He is working on a biography of Victoria de los Angeles for Knopf.
Victoria de los Angeles has changed. The dark diva with the gloriously soulful eyes, whose image illuminated the closing ceremony of the 1992 Olympics, has just turned 71. The city of Barcelona turned out in force to celebrate De los Angeles' 50th year on stage, one of the longest careers in the history of opera.
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November 6, 1994 | JAMES MCCOURT, James McCourt is the author of "Kaye Wayfaring in 'Avenged , ' " "Time Remaining" and "Mawrdew Cvgowchwz," the saga of the ultimate opera diva . He is working on a biography of Victoria de los Angeles for Knopf.
Victoria de los Angeles has changed. The dark diva with the gloriously soulful eyes, whose image illuminated the closing ceremony of the 1992 Olympics, has just turned 71. The city of Barcelona turned out in force to celebrate De los Angeles' 50th year on stage, one of the longest careers in the history of opera.
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March 13, 1996 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Aiding La Fenice: The voices of Placido Domingo and other opera stars--including Mirella Freni, Victoria de los Angeles, Franco Corelli and Beniamino Gigli and Maria Callas, the latter both deceased--are featured on a CD designed to raise funds to help rebuild Venice's historic La Fenice opera house, which burned down last month. The CD--due out April 23 on Angel records--features arias that debuted at La Fenice, including music from Verdi's "Simon Boccanegra" and "La Traviata."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 1990
Dancers Maya Plisetskaya, Lynn Seymour and Peter Schaufuss have joined the roster of performers for Sunday's AIDS benefit at Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Plistskaya will dance her signature piece, "The Dying Swan." Seymour will perform a work created for her, Ashton's "Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan." Schaufuss, with the Australian ballerina Leanne Benjamin, will appear in the pas de deux from "Le Corsaire."
MAGAZINE
December 11, 1994
There is always something in the Los Angeles Times Magazine that interests me, but the Nov. 6 issue was a particular joy, beginning with "Duet With a Diva," by James McCourt. No singer has given me as much pleasure as Victoria de los Angeles in the many recitals I attended here and in New York during the '60s and '70s. Then the article about Jim Wallis was fascinating. To read about a man who practices justice and tolerance was especially wonderful after the recent dismal political campaigns.
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September 3, 1988 | Times Wire Services
Walter Foy Prude, who helped guide the careers of Isaac Stern, Marian Anderson, Arthur Rubinstein and many other classical artists during a 40-year career in concert management, has died. He was 78. Prude, who lived in Manhattan with his wife, choreographer Agnes de Mille, died of heart failure Monday at St. Vincent's Hospital after a long bout with emphysema. He began his work in the late 1930s in Chicago, overseeing dancer-choreographer Martha Graham's career.
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February 4, 1995 | Associated Press
Geoffrey Parsons, an Australian pianist who accompanied many of the world's leading singers, has died at 65. Parsons died Jan. 26 of bone cancer, the Guardian newspaper reported. Among the singers he accompanied were Margaret Price, Victoria de Los Angeles, Jessye Norman, Nicolai Gedda and Thomas Hampson. Parsons studied at the New South Wales State Conservatory of Music and won the Australian Broadcasting Commission's concerto competition in 1947.
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March 25, 2007 | Chris Pasles
MAKING a list of great opera singers is like waving a red flag in front of a bull. BBC Music Magazine did just that when it recently invited 20 opera critics to name their Top 10 sopranos of the recorded era and printed the 20 most frequently cited. Maria Callas came in first, followed by Joan Sutherland, Victoria de los Angeles, Leontyne Price, Birgit Nilsson, Montserrat Caballe, Lucia Popp, Margaret Price, Kirsten Flagstad and Emma Kirby. (To see the entire list, go to http://blogs.guardian.
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March 20, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Gerald Moore, for many years considered pre-eminent among the world's piano accompanists, has died, his wife, said. He was 87. Enid Moore reported this week that her husband died last Friday at his home in Penn village in Buckinghamshire in southern England. When he began his career in 1921, piano accompanists were largely regarded as mere adjuncts to recitals and frequently their names did not even appear on concert programs.
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