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Montserrat Caballé

1933 - 2018

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María de Montserrat Bibiana Concepción Caballé i Folch or Folc (12 April 1933 – 6 October 2018), known simply as Montserrat Caballé (i Folch), was a Spanish operatic soprano from Catalonia. Widely considered to be one of the best sopranos of the 20th century, she won a variety of musical awards thoroughout her six-decade career, including three Grammy Awards. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Montserrat Caballé has received more than 2,086,931 page views. Her biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Montserrat Caballé is the 17th most popular singer (down from 16th in 2019), the 36th most popular biography from Spain (up from 38th in 2019) 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 17 out of 3,528Before her are Tina Turner, Frank Sinatra, David Bowie, Joan Baez, Julio Iglesias, and Jim Morrison. After her are Demis Roussos, Adriano Celentano, Enrico Caruso, Farinelli, Mick Jagger, and Barbra Streisand.

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Among people born in 1933, Montserrat Caballé ranks 7Before her are Jean-Paul Belmondo, Akihito, Karl Lagerfeld, Dalida, Garrincha, and Roman Polanski. After her are Michael Caine, Yoko Ono, Charles K. Kao, James Brown, Francisco Gento, and Nina Simone. Among people deceased in 2018, Montserrat Caballé ranks 8Before her are Aretha Franklin, George H. W. Bush, Kofi Annan, Charles Aznavour, Ingvar Kamprad, and Stan Lee. After her are Miloš Forman, Bernardo Bertolucci, Charles K. Kao, Amos Oz, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, and Philip Roth.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Montserrat Caballé ranks 36 out of 2,932Before her are Charles II of Spain (1661), Anne of Austria (1601), Ibn Arabi (1165), Julio Iglesias (1943), Federico García Lorca (1898), and Philip III of Spain (1578). After her are Luis Buñuel (1900), Roland (736), Charles III of Spain (1716), Isidore of Seville (560), Pope Callixtus III (1379), and Arcadius (377).

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), Victoria de los Ángeles (1923), Alfredo Kraus (1927), Manuel García (1775), Camarón de la Isla (1950), and Isabella Colbran (1785).