Metropolitan Opera Honors Victoria de los Ángeles with New Exhibition

By Francisco Salazar

On Feb. 27, the Metropolitan Opera inaugurated an exhibition of five costumes worn by soprano Victoria de los Ángeles.

The exhibition coincided with the opening of “Madama Butterfly,” a role that she performed 23 times at the Met. The exhibition includes two kimonos and umbrellas from de los Ángeles’ 1955 Cio-Cio-San. The exhibition also includes the soprano’s costumes of Marguerite in “Faust” (1951), Countess Almaviva in “Le Nozze di Figaro” (1951), and “Manon” (1954).

The inauguration includes representatives from the Met and the Fundación Victoria de los Ángeles.

The costumes belong to the Fundación Victoria de los Ángeles and they have traveled to New York with the support of the Institut Ramon Llull, Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya, and the Ministerio de Cultura del Gobierno de España.

De los Ángeles made her Met debut on March 17, 1951, and sang with the company 139 times.