Montserrat Caballé (1933-2018)

The Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé, known as “La Superba,” famed for her mastery of roles in repertory ranging from Gluck to Verdi to Richard Strauss, and lauded especially for her performances in the bel canto operas of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti, has died at 85.

Caballé reached her widest audience when she sang in a 1987 duet with Freddie Mercury, the late lead singer of the rock group Queen, in “Barcelona,” which became the theme song of the 1992 Olympic Games in her home city.

An obituary by Margalit Fox in The New York Times:

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