ángela peralta

Ángela Peralta

The Mexican artist Ángela Pérez de Tagle y Arteaga was born on June 6th, 1845, in Mexico City. Her father, José María Peralta y Arteaga, was an army officer during the Second Empire; her mother, Maria Antonia de la Cruz y Ríos, was Spanish nobility. She had three sisters: Isabel, María del Carmen and Ana Josefa.

She studied drawing under Manuel Rodríguez Lozano and painting under Juan O’Gorman. In 1865 she won a scholarship to study art in Paris. There, she met French painter Émile Bernard and became his pupil. She returned to Mexico in 1870, where she exhibited her paintings at the National Salon and continued her studies at the Academy of San Carlos.

In 1874, she married Pedro de Tagle y Arroyo, a wealthy landowner. They lived together in Mexico City until her death. Together, they had five children: Emilio, Luis, Felipe, Rafaela and Antonio.


Ángela Peraltá (born April 3, 1847 – died August 21, 1921), was a Spanish operatic soprano singer.

She was born in Madrid into a family of singers. Her father was Manuel Peralta, a tenor, and her mother, Josefa Castera, was a contralto. Her brother, José María, became a baritone. Both parents were members of the Teatro Real Company. When she was six months old, her parents took her to Italy where she received musical training. In 1870, she went to Paris, where she studied under Madame Viardot-Garcia.

When she returned to Spain in 1873, she joined the San Carlo Opera Company in Naples, where she remained for three seasons. During this time, she met the Italian lawyer and businessman Julien Montiel y D’Artega. They married in Rome in 1874, and had one child, Juan Montiel y Peralta.

Her career flourished, and she toured throughout Europe, North America and South America. In 1880, she gave her debut performance in London, England, in Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera. In 1881, she performed in New York, and in 1883 she sang Lucia di Lammermörnh in Milan, Italy.

In 1886, she returned to France, where she continued to sing, but now mainly in operettas. She retired from the stage in 1890, having given over 5,500 concerts and sung in some 2,300 different productions.

The following year, she founded her own theatre company, “La Compania del Príncipe”, in Madrid; it played mostly operettas. This venture lasted until 1899.

After her retirement from the stage, she lived quietly with her husband in Madrid. He died in 1906. After his death, she moved to Barcelona, where she taught voice lessons.

She died in Madrid in 1921.

Voice and repertoire

The day after he met her, Peralta went to see her sing again. He found her sitting next to the stage door, waiting for him. As soon as she saw him, she rose and came over to greet him. Her name was Amalia Zorrilla de San Martín y Villanueva, known professionally as Amalia Pérez Biscayart. They married on 8 February 1885.


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