Tribute to Montserrat Caballe at the Royal Theatre


He 9 December the Teatro Real It provided a fitting tribute to one of the greatest performers of the international opera, Montserrat Caballé. At 81 years, Caballe made gala, once again, his extraordinary sense of humor. Despite his difficulty walking, He took the stage after the concert to thank the Orchestra, the public and Joan Mataboch, This tribute.

During the concert videos of his best performances were interspersed with arias in the Real which has been his operatic repertoire and congratulations on deferred Placido Domingo, Josep Carreras and Renne Fleming.

It all began with an interpretation, somewhat cold, de "Weep you guide me ... Al dolce", Anna Bolena of Donizetti, in charge of Mariella Devia. A real lady on stage showing that the passage of time has not been dusted or iota of vocal technique, and retains its impeccable and excited legatos. All in their second and final aria "Il Pirata", from Bellini.

Jessica Nuccio last minute replaced the announced Maria Agresta. The Nuccio started with "Semper libea" La traviata Verdi, with an unpleasant voice and screaming he did not improve in the "Addio del passato". He is singing like a student under examination, to suspend.

Irina Churilova, It has a powerful and intense voice and his good performances of "Pace, pace, my God "de Verdi y un" A nice we'll see ", de Madama Butterfly, from Puccini, just they missed him more delicacy and refinement canoro.

Montserrat Martí could not miss this tribute to her mother with two arias, "Since the day" Louise, from Charpentier y "O my dear papa", Gianni Schicchi, Puccini.

Angeles Blancas he performed "Ah, You did not want minch ... "el aria final de Salomé, from Richard Strauss, and did so with a sensuality and a dramatic impressive capacity. Cries a stronger visit to Madrid.

Ann Petersen nos regalo un "How softly and gently he smiles", Isolde Tristan one of Wagner. Weighed voice at times but their highs are bright.

Montserrat Caballe called us for an upcoming recital, in no very distant date, when he recovers from his difficulty walking. the hope.