The world of the Opera in mourning after the death of the soprano Spanish Monserrat Caballé
Large the soprano Spanish Montserrat Caballé has just died out on Saturday, October 6 in Barcelona at the 85 years age.
Born in April 1933 in Barcelona in a modest family, María de Montserrat Viviana Concepción Caballé I Folch, studied with the academy of Liceu before beginning with the Opera from Basle in 1956, in “the Bohemian one” of Giacomo Puccini. She interpreted with brilliance of great authors such Mozart, Bellini, Puccini, Dvorak and practised the art of “pianissimo” which made it legendary.
After having spent 2 years in Bremen to Germany, it settles definitively in 1962 with the opera of Barcelona, Gran Teatre del Liceu. During the years which follow, it is made known in the United States thanks to masterly interpretations of which Lucrèce Borgia and Traviatta. In 1972, it gains a triumph in Scala of Milan. The same year, is born his/her daughter who carries the same first name that it and will become also soprano, whose father is the tenor Bernabé Marti that it had married in 1964.
In 1987, it records an album with the singer of the group Queen, Freddy Mercury in a register which was not usual for him. One of the titles had been selected besides like anthem of the Olympic Games of Barcelona in 1992 but unfortunately, of the health problems start to emerge at that time. Following a stroke, it occurs only seldom; 2002 should be waited until to re–examine it to make its return on the scene of Gran Teatre del Liceu for the 40 years of its first appearance and for the 50 years of her career in 2012, imposing “an Other night of Montserrat Caballé”, to the Opera of Barcelona was devoted to him. When “Superba” (nickname which it had acquired because of its sturdy character) was not forms some, it refused to sing not to disappoint its public.
Condemned in 2015 following tax problems, a 6 months verdict of prison (which it did not carry out) and 250,000 euros are charged to him is applied to him.
Always because of its health problems, she had been hospitalized mid-September for her blister. Victim of a stroke, it is extinct on October 6th.
With the announcement of its death, many reactions are make hear. The chief of the Spanish government Pedro Sanchez greeted this “large ambassadress of the country, a soprano recognized internationally”. The tenors Placido Domingo and José Carreras, just like the soprano Pretty Yende expressed themselves without forgetting the director of the National Opera of Paris, Stéphane Lissner but also France Musique which devoted one evening to him on October 6th. Sunday the 7th, the Opera paid homage to that which had not been afraid to mingle with registers quite different from his while singing with Freddy Mercury, Vangelis or Johnny Hallyday.
Its family indicated that one taken care funerary would be held this Sunday, October 7 and its funeral will take place Monday, October 8 in the district Corts of Barcelona.