Montserrat Caballe: Diva Eterna

 
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VERDI / BELLINI / PUCCINI / BIZET / MASSENET / etc
Montserrat Caballe: Diva Eterna
Montserrat Caballe (soprano) / Various orchestra & conductors

[ Sony Classical / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Friday 25 October 2019

Sony Classical is pleased to release Diva Eterna-a tribute to the late, great Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé. Diva Eterna features some of Caballé's most significant and versatile works, including works by Rossini, Puccini and Verdi. Popular pieces including Hijo de la Luna by José María Cano, Quiroga's Ojos Verdes and Palabras de Amor by Joan Manuel Serrat are also included in this stunning double CD collection. Montserrat Caballé was born in Barcelona on 12th April 1933. Caballé studied at the prestigious Liceu Conservatory, graduating in 1954. She made her professional debut with the Basel Opera Company in 1956. In 1988, Montserrat Caballé became popular all over the world when she performed the song Barcelona with Queen's lead singer, Freddie Mercury. It was the official song of the Olympic Games in 1992, hitting high on the pop charts across Europe. Caballé has received countless awards and recognitions during her career, including the Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts which she received in 1991.

Tracks:

Cano, J M: Hijo de la lun
López-Quiroga: Ojos verdes
Serrat: Paraules d'amor
Guillén, Mostazo: El dia que naci yo
Rodrigo: En Aranjuez con tu amor
Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia: Tranquillo ei posa... Com'è bello
Massenet: Le Cid: De cet affreux ... Pleurez, pleurez mes yeux
Bizet: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle 'Habanera' (from Carmen)
Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila, Op. 47, Act II: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix
Puccini: O mio babbino caro (from Gianni Schicchi)
Cilea: Io son l'umile ancella (from Adriana Lecouvreur)

Verdi: Rigoletto: Gualtier Maldè... Caro nome
Verdi: Mercè, dilette amiche 'Bolero' (from I Vespri Siciliani)
Bellini: Casta Diva (from Norma)
Donizetti: Anna Bolena: Piangete voi?... Al dolce guidami
Donizetti: Maria Stuarda: Escena Final
Donizetti: Roberto Devereux: E sara in questi orribili momenti... Vivi ingrato a lei d'accanto
Rossini: L'Assedio di Corinto: Giusto cie¡ In tal periglio
Verdi: La traviata: E' strano... Sempre libera
Verdi: D'amor sull'ali rosee (from Il Trovatore)
Charpentier, G: Depuis le jour (from Louise)
Serrano: La Canción del Olvido: Marinela
Luna, P: El Niño Judío: De España vengo
Lloyd Webber, A: The Phantom of the Opera: Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again