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Encyclopedia > Montserrat Caballé
Catalan soprano Montserrat Caballé

The Catalan soprano Montserrat Caballé (born 12 April 1933) is a famous opera singer, renowned for her bel canto technique and her interpretations of the great bel canto roles of Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti. Catalan opera singer Source: http://ru. ... Catalan opera singer Source: http://ru. ... Capital Barcelona Official languages Spanish and Catalan In Val dAran, also Aranese. ... This article is about singers. ... April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... 1933 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The foyer of Charles Garniers Opéra, Paris, opened 1875 Opera is an art form consisting of a dramatic stage performance set to music. ... The term Bel Canto may refer to: Bel canto, a vocal technique; or Bel Canto, a novel by Ann Patchett. ... Gioacchino Antonio Rossini (February 29, 1792 — November 13, 1868) was an Italian musical composer who wrote more than 30 operas as well as sacred music and chamber music. ... Bellini can mean: A family of Italian painters, the most famous of which is Giovanni Bellini (c. ... Categories: People stubs | 1797 births | 1848 deaths | Opera composers | Romantic composers | Italian composers | People born in Bergamo, Italy ...


Caballé was born Maria de Montserrat Viviana Concepción Caballé in Barcelona. She studied music at the Liceu Conservatory. She joined the Basel Opera in 1956, where she made her professional operatic debut in 1957 as Mimì in La Bohème. For the 1960–61 season, she was engaged by the Bremen Opera, where she specialized in bel canto roles. In 1962 Caballé returned to Barcelona and made her debut at the Liceu. In 1964, she married the tenor Bernabé Marti. Barcelona within Barcelonès Population (2003) 1,582,738 Area 1004 Km2 Population density (2001) 15,764/Km2 Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, an autonomous region in northeastern Spain (41°23′ N 2°11′ E). ... Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu is a prominent music school in Barcelona, Spain. ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... La bohème (The Bohèmian Girl) is an opera in four acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on La Vie de Bohème by Henry Murger. ... The façade of the Liceu, as viewed from the Ramblas The Gran Teatre del Liceu (or simply Liceu; in Spanish: Liceo) is an opera house on Las Ramblas in Barcelona. ...


Caballé's international breakthrough came in 1965 when she substituted for an indisposed Marilyn Horne in a concert performance of Lucrezia Borgia at New York's Carnegie Hall; her peformance created a sensation and made her famous throughout the opera world. Later that year, Caballé made her debut at Glyndebourne and at the Metropolitan Opera as Marguerite in Gounod's Faust. In 1972, she made her La Scala debut in Bellini's Norma and her Covent Garden debut as Violetta. 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... The American opera singer Marilyn Horne (born January 16, 1934) is a mezzo soprano who is particularly associated with the music of Rossini and Handel. ... Lucrezia Borgia is an Italian opera by Gaetano Donizetti. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Manhattan, New York City. ... Glyndebourne is a country house near Lewes in East Sussex, England. ... The Metropolitan Opera is located at Lincoln Center in New York, New York. ... Categories: Stub | 1818 births | 1893 deaths | Opera composers | Romantic composers | French musicians ... Faust, Charles Gounods operatic retelling of the Faust legend, debuted at the Théatre-Lyrique on 19 March 1859. ... La Scala The Teatro alla Scala (or La Scala for short), in Milan, Italy, is one of the worlds most famous opera houses. ... Bellini can mean: A family of Italian painters, the most famous of which is Giovanni Bellini (c. ... Norma is an opera in two acts by Vincenzo Bellini with libretto by Felice Romani. ... The Floral Hall of the Royal Opera House Image:Young Dancer, a bronze by Enzo Plazzotta, opposite the Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, London, is arguably the most significant opera house in the UK. The current edifice is the third theatre on the site. ...


Although best known for her bel canto roles, Caballé eventually sang over eighty operatic roles, from baroque opera to Verdi, Wagner, and Puccini, including the Marschallin in Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier and the title role in Salome. Adoration, by Peter Paul Rubens: dynamic figures spiral down around a void: draperies blow: a whirl of movement lit in a shaft of light, rendered in a free bravura handling of paint The Baroque was a style in art that used exaggerated motion and clear, easily interpreted detail to produce... Giuseppe Verdi, by Giovanni Boldini, 1886 (National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome) Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (October 10, 1813 – January 27, 1901) was one of the great composers of Italian opera. ... Richard Wagner Wilhelm Richard Wagner (May 22, 1813 – February 13, 1883) was an influential German composer, music theorist, and essayist, primarily known for his groundbreaking symphonic-operas (or music dramas). His compositions are notable for their continuous contrapuntal texture, rich harmonies and orchestration, and elaborate use of leitmotifs: themes associated... Giacomo Puccini Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (December 22, 1858 – November 29, 1924) is regarded as one of the great operatic composers of the late 19th and early 20th century. ... Richard Strauss (June 11, 1864 – September 8, 1949) was a German composer of the late Romantic era, particularly noted for his tone poems and operas. ... Der Rosenkavalier (The Cavalier of the Rose) is a comic opera in three acts by Richard Strauss to an original German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, loosely adapted from the novel Les amours du chevalier de Faublas by Louvet de Couvrai and Molière’s comedy Monsieur de Pourceaugnac. ... Salome is a German opera by Richard Strauss. ...


Caballé is also a noted recitalist, particularly of songs of her native Spain.


Her voice is noted for its purity, precise control, and power. She is admired less for her dramatic instincts and acting skills than for her superb technique, vocal shadings, and exquisite pianissimos. In music, dynamics refers to the volume or loudness of the sound or note, in particular to the range from soft (quiet) to loud. ...


The result of one of her brief excursions to the world of pop music, Caballé's duet with rock singer Freddie Mercury, "Barcelona ", became the anthem of the 1992 Summer Olympics which was hosted by the city. Freddie Mercury - Live at Wembley 1986 Freddie Mercury (September 5, 1946 – November 24, 1991) was a singer and the lead vocalist of the British Rock band Queen. ... The Games of the XXV Olympiad were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ...


Since retiring from the stage, Caballé has dedicated herself to various charities. She is a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and she has established a foundation for needy children in Barcelona. UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors are celebrity advocates of UNESCO and utilize their talent or fame to spread the UNESCO ideals. ...


Caballé's daughter, Montserrat Martí, is also a singer and the two occasionally perform together.


External links

  • Montserrat Caballé fan site (Unofficial) (http://www.unbeldi.com/cover.html)

 
 

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