Montserrat Caballe

Montserrat Caballe
Montserrat Caballe was born 12 April in 1933 in Barcelona (Spain). For 12 years, she studied at the Conservatory — Lyceum of Barcelona, ??where she graduated with honors in 1954.

Caballe debut on stage was in 1956 at the Basel Opera, where she continued to perform in the coming years. There, in her repertoire includes roles of Tosca, Aida, Arabella and Salome. Blossoming singing career began at the end of the 1950s, when she began to sing in opera "Liceu" in his native Barcelona, ??and then appeared on stage and other opera houses in Europe — Milan, Bremen, Vienna, Lisbon ...

But the real success and international fame came to the singer in 1965 after a speech in New York in the "Carnegie Hall." She sang the title role in Donizetti's opera "Lucrezia Borgia" when replacing the ailing singer Marilyn Horne. The rich and surprisingly beautiful voice Caballe opened her way to the stage the best opera houses in the world. Since then, she has toured extensively, including often the case in Russia.

Life Caballe was always filled with music, but there were some creative difficulties. In 1992, the singer refused to vote because of heightened disease caused by the tumor. She temporarily stopped singing in opera and performed in concerts only. After the course of treatment, in January 2002 Caballe once again made a triumphant success in his native Opera "Liceu" in Barcelona in the opera Saint-Saens, "Henry the Eighth».

Montserrat repertoire is very diverse. During his artistic career she has performed over 100 roles. This is the main roles in the operas "Mary Stuart," "Tosca," "Adriana Lecouvreur," "Salome" and many others. She is known in the first place, and his technique of bel canto roles in the performance of classical operas , Bellini, and Donizetti.

During his career, Montserrat performed with such renowned conductors as , Karajan, Levine, Mehta, Solti, as well as the famous singers , , A.Krausom, ... She also devotes a lot of time and effort studying the rare opera and new parties, as well as work on the record. The result is always a huge success.

Montserrat, an opera singer, known and lovers of rock music — the joint album «Barcelona» (1988) with vocalist «Queen» F.Merkyuri, which was a big fan of her talent. In 1997, together with the Swiss rock band «Gotthard» she recorded a rock ballad «One Life One Soul».

Caballe, soprano long been recognized as the best in the world of our time, has received numerous international awards and decorations. Voice of Montserrat became a legend, it has a beauty and extraordinary power that still has not been surpassed. She opened the world of opera younger generation, as well as tsartsuely and Spanish songs international audience.

Another Caballe called "singer with a heart of gold" because it gives a lot of time and effort to charity and community activities. It holds charity events and concerts, the proceeds of which go to the fight against AIDS, help gifted children with disabilities, etc. She is also a Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO.

Montserrat Caballe is married and has two children. Daughter Montserrat Marti also sings, and while she does her solo career, but sometimes she and her mother give joint concerts.

Today Montserrat Caballe continued his creative career. It still fascinates the audience with their singing, whether the Spanish operetta, folklore, works of sacred music and opera arias.