Montserrat Caballé

1933 - 2018

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María de Montserrat Viviana Concepción Caballé i Folch (UK: , Catalan: [munsəˈrat kəβəˈʎe i ˈfolk]; 12 April 1933 – 6 October 2018) was a Spanish operatic soprano. She sang a wide variety of roles, but is best known as an exponent of the works of Verdi and of the bel canto repertoire, notably the works of Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti. She was noticed internationally when she stepped in for a performance of Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia at Carnegie Hall in 1965, and then appeared at leading opera houses. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Montserrat Caballé has received more than 1,451,983 page views. Her biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Montserrat Caballé is the 16th most popular singer (up from 17th in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from Spain and the 2nd most popular Spanish Singer.

Montserrat Caballé is most famous for her operatic voice. She is a Spanish opera singer who has sung in many languages, including Catalan, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, and English.

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Among singers, Montserrat Caballé ranks 16 out of 3,541Before her are Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Joan Baez, Charles Aznavour, Jim Morrison, David Bowie, and Julio Iglesias. After her are Adriano Celentano, Enrico Caruso, Demis Roussos, Plácido Domingo, Tupac Shakur, and James Brown.

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Among people born in 1933, Montserrat Caballé ranks 8Before her are Akihito, Garrincha, Karl Lagerfeld, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Yoko Ono, and Michael Caine. After her are James Brown, Dalida, Nina Simone, Claudio Abbado, Lina Medina, and Just Fontaine. Among people deceased in 2018, Montserrat Caballé ranks 7Before her are Stephen Hawking, George H. W. Bush, Kofi Annan, Ingvar Kamprad, Stan Lee, and Charles Aznavour. After her are Miloš Forman, Bernardo Bertolucci, Aretha Franklin, Amos Oz, Isao Takahata, and Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Montserrat Caballé ranks 38 out of 2,595Before her are Anne of Austria (1601), Philip IV of Spain (1605), Charles II of Spain (1661), Roland (736), Philip III of Spain (1578), and Julio Iglesias (1943). After her are Luis Buñuel (1900), Isidore of Seville (560), Pope Callixtus III (1379), Plácido Domingo (1941), Arcadius (377), and Muhammad al-Idrisi (1100).

Among SINGERS In Spain

Among singers born in Spain, Montserrat Caballé ranks 2Before her are Julio Iglesias (1943). After her are Plácido Domingo (1941), José Carreras (1946), Enrique Iglesias (1975), Lola Flores (1923), Teresa Berganza (1933), Alfredo Kraus (1927), Victoria de los Ángeles (1923), Manuel García (1775), Adelina Patti (1843), and Salomé (1939).