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Montserrat Caballé

Singer details:

Voice: Soprano
Nationality: Spanish
Year of Birth: 1933
Year of Death: 2018

About Montserrat Caballé:

María de Montserrat Viviana Concepción Caballé i Folch OIC OAXS OMFRG LH OMIR (Catalan: ; 12 April 1933 – 6 October 2018) was a Spanish operatic soprano. She sang a wide variety of roles, but is best known as an exponent of the works of Verdi and of the bel canto repertoire, notably the works of Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti. She was noticed internationally when she stepped in for a performance of Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia at Carnegie Hall in 1965, and then appeared at leading opera houses. Her voice was described as pure but powerful, with superb control of vocal shadings and exquisite pianissimo.

Caballé became popular to non-classical music audiences in 1987, when she recorded, at the request of the IOC, "Barcelona", a duet with Freddie Mercury, which became an official theme song for the 1992 Olympic Games. She received several international awards and also Grammy Awards for a number of her recordings.

Caballé was born in Barcelona on 12 April 1933. Her family was of humble financial circumstances due to the Civil War. She studied music at the Liceu Conservatory, and singing technique with Napoleone Annovazzi, Eugenia Kemény and Conchita Badía. She graduated with a gold medal in 1954. She subsequently moved to Basel, Switzerland, where she made her professional debut in 1956 as Mimì in Puccini's La bohème. She became part of the Basel Opera company between 1957 and 1959, singing a repertoire that included Mozart (Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte) and Strauss (Salome) in German, unusual for Spanish singers, but which proved useful for her next engagement at the Bremen Opera (1959–1962). In 1961, she starred as Iphigénie in Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride at the National Theatre of S. Carlos in Lisbon, alongside Raymond Wolansky , Jean Cox, Paul Schöffler and others.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Questa e la cameriera Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.02-2

Type: Voice: T T Mz S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Goro/Pinkerton/Suzuki/Cio-Cio/Sharpless
2Ogni suo aver tal femmina Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.19

Type: quintetVoice: T T Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Gastone/Barone/Dottore/Marchese
3Ebben..? che diavol fate Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.06

Type: trioVoice: T S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Violetta/Giuseppe
4Vieni amor mio Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.08

Type: Voice: T S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Cio-Cio/Goro
5Norma de tuoi rimproveri Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.25

Type: recitativeVoice: T S S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pollione/Norma/Adalgisa
6Il suon del corno alfin nel bosco Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: recitativeVoice: T S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Thibault/Elisabeth
7Gualtier malde.. Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.08-1

Type: Voice: T S cA BLanguage: Italian

Roles:
8Deh l'accogli Popularity:

Opera: Maria StuardaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.09

Type: quartetVoice: T S B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Roberto/Elisabetta/Giorgio Talbot/Maria
9La nostra morte Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 4.05

Type: recitative,finaleVoice: T S B/BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Andrea/Maddalena/Schmidt
10Tous les trois reunis Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.07

Type: trioVoice: T S BLanguage: French

Roles: Tonio/Marie/Sergeant
11Qui son essi Popularity:

Opera: Masnadieri, IComposer: VerdiAct: 4.06

Type: recitativeVoice: T S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Amalia/Massimiliano
12Ebben cominci o barbara Popularity:

Opera: Pirata, IlComposer: BelliniAct: 1.20

Type: recitativeVoice: T S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gualtiero/Imogene/Ernesto/Itulbo
13Il Conte di Sassonia Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 3.04

Type: sextetVoice: T S Br B T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Major/Adriana/Michonnet/Prince/Maurizio/Princess
14Suon d'araldi? Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 3.11

Type: recitativeVoice: T S Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arturo/Elvira/Riccardo/Giorgio
15Alto la fedel drappello Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 3.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T S Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arturo/Elvira/Riccardo/Giorgio
16Ah! Violetta voi signor Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.10

Type: trioVoice: T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Violetta/Giorgio
17Cortese damigella il priego Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 1.05

Type: trioVoice: T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Chevalier/Manon/Lescaut
18Eccola va mi lascia Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.14

Type: recitativeVoice: T S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pollione/Adalgisa
19Va crudele al Dio spietato Popularity:

Opera: NormaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.15

Type: duetVoice: T S/MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pollione/Adalgisa
20Forma ideal purissima Popularity:

Opera: MefistofeleComposer: BoitoAct: 4

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Faust/Elena
21Perche mai destin crudele Popularity:

Opera: Elisabetta Regina d'InghilterraComposer: RossiniAct: 1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norfolk/Elisabetta
22Perduto ben mio sol tesor Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.10-2

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Elisabeth
23Era d'amor l'immagine Popularity:

Opera: Maria StuardaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.12

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Roberto/Elisabetta
24Ah! dessa e la Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.13

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo/Oscar
25Al mio pie perché Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Elisabeth
26Donna reale a piedi tuoi Popularity:

Opera: Roberto DevereuxComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.08

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Roberto/Elisabetta
27Dolce notte! Quante stelle Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.13-3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Cio-Cio
28O sink hernieder (Love Duet) Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 2.05

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Tristan/Isolde
29E dessa! un detto un sol Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Elisabeth
30Bimba bimba non piangere Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09-5

Type: Voice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles:
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