Montserrat Caballe and Freddie Mercury had, on a musical project, as they are considered a legend in Catalan operatic soprano.
Montserrat is well-known to be one of the greatest singers in Spain, she has also accomplished global fame and positive notoriety for her various works with different artists.
The singer’s voice was considered to be clear and potent in nature also the magnificent control of her voice had established her as an amazing singer.
Montserrat Caballe was born in Barcelona Spain on 12th April 1933. She has contributed her artistic work throughout her life. Sadly, she passed away on 6th October 2018, at the age of 85.
She was well-known through non-classical music within her country and outside her country due to her abnormal control and range of vocals. Her appealing musical had gravitated Freddie Mercury to collaborate on a musical production.
Caballe’s first professional performance was at the Glyndebourne festival. Similarly, her international performance was in Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia at New York’s infamous Carnegie Hall.
Likewise, her performance was one of the mesmerizing ones where she received 25-minute standing ovation. Similarly, her notable performances in Bolshoi Theater and San Francisco Opera were her exceptional career heights.
Freddie Mercury is a huge admirer of Caballe as he had observed her performance in Verdi’s Un ballo in Maschera at the London Royal Opera House in 1983.
Caballe was also impressed by the caliber of Freddie when he improvised on a piano where she realized that she was in the presence of a genuine musician.
Later on, Both the singers collaborated on the exceptional song Barcelona which was produced by Freddie’s manager Mike Habiten.
Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe had a platonic relationship, where they were close friends. Freddie has shared with her about her illness and his personal life while their occasional interaction.
Moreover, Montserrat Caballe also honored Freddie after eight months after his passing in a special event by singing Friends Forever also Barcelona was played in the event to honor the fallen legend.
Furthermore, after the passing of Montserrat in 2018, the pictures of both singers are being released worldwide to spread the knowledge of the Spanish legend as well.