To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Opera master, Giuseppe Verdi, and the 80th birthday of opera’s last great diva, Montserrat Caballé, Sony Classical are pleased to release this special 2 CD collection.
Caballé was born in Barcelona in 1933, and studied music at the Liceu Conservatory, where she graduated in 1954 with a gold medal. She made her professional debut in 1956 and has performed in Basel, at the Liceu, Carnegie Hall, Glyndebourne, San Francisco Opera, Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera House throughout her career.
She has performed with great Opera performers including Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, José Carreras, Richard Tucker, Piero Cappuccilli, Franco Corelli, Birgit Nilsson among many others, and Queen’s frontman, Freddie Mercury.
Caballé’s extensive discography includes a host of notable complete opera recordings and recital albums, many of which have appeared on the RCA Red Seal label. This 2 CD collection showcases Caballé performing famous arias & duets by the celebrated Opera composer, Giuseppe Verdi.
The collection features famous Opera favourites including ‘Va Pensiero’ from Nabucco, ‘Sempre libera’ from La Traviata, ‘Ave Maria’ from Otello, music from Il Trovatore, Rigoletto, Aida, Macbeth and more.