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.
Montserrat Caballé - greatest moments of the opera diva on 5 CDs
On April 12, Montserrat Caballé will celebrate her 80th birthday. In celebration of this, EMI Classics releases the 5 CD-box "The Sound of Montserrat Caballé", a great portrait of the first "Primadonna assoluta" after Maria Callas.