photograph / Spain: the soprano Montserrat Caballé has died at the age of 85 in the early hours of Saturday, October 6 at the Hospital Sant Pau in Barcelona.
The soprano was uploaded since mid-September in the hospital for a gall bladder problem.
The funeral for the death of Montserrat Caballé will be held next Monday at noon in the morgue of Les Corts in Barcelona, while the wake will be on Sunday from 14:00 hours in the Centre in the District of Les Corts in Barcelona.
María de Montserrat Bibiana Concepción Caballé i Folch (1933) has been considered as one of the greatest sopranos of the 20th century along with Maria Callas, Joan Sutherland, Kiri Tekanawa and Jessy Norman.
His first international success came in New York in Carnegie Hallcon his interpretation of Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia instead unwillingness of the main mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne work. The performance was of such caliber that the newspapers of the time titled the Chronicles relating to the soprano Maria Callas. The owner was Callas + Tebaldi = Caballé. Maria Callas and Tebaldi had a legendary rivalry and the owner, together with the almost twenty minutes of applause from the audience of New York, made the Catalan soprano.
During her career she was awarded several national and international awards. In 1982 he received the Gold Medal of the Generalitat of Catalonia and in 1988 the national award of music of Spain.
His performance more media occurred with “Barcelona”. The duo formed by Montserrat Caballé and the leader of the British band Queen, Freddie Mercuryprotagonizó which was the official anthem of the press the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
The main anthem, Barcelona, was unable to provide live at the opening ceremony of the games because of the death of Freddie Mercury.
Consternation in the networks after the death of the Caballé
social networks have not stopped feeling the loss of this vital figure of Spanish culture. Actors, television characters, political, musicians and actors of the Spanish public life have expressed their pain by the death of Montserrat Caballé in their personal accounts.
The Kings Felipe and Letizia through the account of the Royal House have shown words of admiration and praised the career and the importance of the recently deceased artist.