Dame Montserrat Caballé (Catalan: [munsəˈrat kəβəˈʎe], Spanish: [monseˈrat kaβaˈʎe]) (born 12 April 1933) is a Spanish operatic soprano. She has sung a wide variety of roles, but is best known as an exponent of the bel canto repertoire, notably the works of Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi. Caballé's international breakthrough came in 1965 when she substituted for an indisposed Marilyn Horne in a semi-staged performance of Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia at New York's Carnegie Hall, which earned her a 25-minute standing ovation...
Lyrics & English Translation
In those soft lace curtains
in the guilded alcove, there is a silence,
a cold fatal silence,
a chill which turns me to ice!
And I, who was used
to the voluptuous caress
of burning lips and passionate arms,
now have something quite different!
Now my humble dwelling,
you come back to me
gay, secluded, white,
as a sweet dream of peace and love!
I send my kind and warm regards,