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Montserrat Caballé Edit Profile

singer , soprano

Montserrat is best known for her roles in Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti operas. Her superb voice, breath control, exquisite pianissimos, and infamous technique overshadow her acting and dramatic abilities. She is best known for her Vissi d'Arte from Puccini's Tosca, which displays her remarkable breath control and technique. She set the bar and no one has surpassed it.

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Quotations: "I am not now nor have I ever been a diva... I am only Montserrat!"

"Drama if I sing, drama if I don't sing. What do you do?"

"People talk about Callas's Norma, Caballé's Mimí, but what is important is Bellini's Norma and Puccini's Mimí."

"I have sung many things with Luciano, and even more with José. But with Plácido I sang everything."

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Opera

Connections

father:
Carlos Caballé

mother:
Ana Folch

Husband:
Bernabé Martí

son:
Bernabé, Jr.

daughter:
Montserrat Martí