April 12, 2013

Happy Birthday to Montserrat Caballé

We're wishing a very happy birthday to the Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé, who turns 80 today!

Montserrat Caballé was born in Barcelona. She studied music and singing technique and had her professional debut in Basel; singing Mimì in Puccini's La Bohème. Not only did she become the first "Primadonna assoluta" after Maria Callas, she also recorded a duet with rock singer Freddie Mercury of Queen.

Click here to get to our EMI Classics Anniversaries playlist on Spotify to listen to a selection of Montserrat's wonderful recordings.