Montserrat Caballé Opera Singer Who Collaborated With Freddie Mercury Dies Aged 85 -
Montserrat Caballe and Freddie Mercury

Montserrat Caballe and Freddie Mercury

Montserrat Caballé Opera Singer Who Collaborated With Freddie Mercury Dies Aged 85

by Paul Cashmere on October 7, 2018

in News

Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballé, who once collaborated with Queen’s Freddie Mercury on the 1992 Barcelona Olympic theme song, has died at aged 85.

Caballé had been unwell since 2012 after suffering a stoke. Her cause of death was listed as gallbladder infection.

Caballé was married to Spanish tenor Bernabé Marti. They had two children. One daughter Monserrat Marti is also an opera singer.

Montserrat Caballé and Freddie Mercury teamed up in 1987 for the song ‘Barcelona’. It appeared on Queen Greatest Hits III. He had mentioned in a 1986 interview in Spain that he would like to meet her. When Spain was chosen for the Summer Olympics of 1992, Caballé suggested she make the song with Freddie. The sessions expanded to a full album.

‘Barcelona’ was written by Freddie Mercury and Mike Moran, who also appears in the video playing piano.

Montserrat Caballé was made a Dame Commander of the Order of Isabella the Catholic in 1966 and the Civil Oder of Alfonso X, the Wise in 1975 in Spain. She was awarded a Doctorate by the University of Barcelona in 2011.

She has also won Grammy Awards for Rossini Rarities in 1966, Puccini’s ‘La bohéme’ in 1968 and Mozart’s ‘Così fan tutte’ in 1974.

For news as it happens follow Noise11 on Facebook

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio



Related Posts

Neil Finn manager Carl Stubner, Neil Finn and BMG MD Heath Johns
Neil Finn Signs Global Deal With BMG Publishing

Neil Finn OBE is now also Neil Finn BMG. Finn has signed a global publishing deal with BMG.

2 days ago
The Scorpions, music news, music
Whitesnake and Scorpions Sydney Show Rescheduled For Wednesday

The postponed Whitesnake and Scorpions show for Sydney has been rescheduled for this Wednesday 26 February.

2 days ago
10cc at Zoo Twilights photo by
10cc and Russell Morris Deliver Zoo Twilights Most Hit Driven Show Of the Season

10cc and Russell Morris played Melbourne Zoo Twilights on Friday 21 February and delivered more hits than any other Zoo show is capable of this season.

3 days ago
The Scorpions, music news, music
Monday’s Whitesnake and The Scorpions Brisbane Concert Has Been Cancelled

The Brisbane show for Whitesnake and The Scorpions has now been cancelled following emergency surgery in Melbourne for Scorpions singer songwriter Klaus Meine.

4 days ago
The Scorpions, music news, music
Saturday’s Scorpions Sydney Show With Whitesnake Postponed

Live Nation has advised that the Sydney show (Saturday 22 February) for Scorpions and Whitesnake has been postponed due to a medical emergency from the Scorpions camp.

5 days ago
Prince Estate Reveals Next Round of Reissues

The next round of Prince reissues will be 2001’s ‘The Rainbow Children’ and 2002’s ‘One Nite Alone’.

6 days ago
Whitesnake and Scorpions Play Their First Shows of 2020 In Melbourne

Both Whitesnake and Scorpions reactivated in Australia on Wednesday (19 February) playing their first shows for 2020.

6 days ago