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Montserrat Caballe - The Diva

Caballe,Montserrat
Release Date: 05/07/2013 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 548834   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gioachino RossiniGiuseppe VerdiGiacomo PucciniVincenzo Bellini,   ... 
Performer:  Montserrat CaballéMaya SunaraCorinna VozzaSherrill Milnes,   ... 
Conductor:  Riccardo ChaillyAnton GuadagnoCarlo Felice CillarioSir Georg Solti,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra LondonRCA Italian Opera OrchestraRCA Italian Opera Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 6 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Born in Barcelona, Montserrat Caballé studied at the prestigious Liceu Conservatory and made her professional debut in Basel, Switzerland in 1956 as Mimi in Puccini’s La boheme with the Basel Opera Company. However, it was in 1965 that Caballé was launched into stardom when she replaced an ailing Marilyn Horne in Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia at Carnegie Hall, having learned the role in less than a month. It was also the year that she made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Marguerite in Gounod’s Faust. Through the years, Caballé developed a more dramatic style of delivery and greater vocal expressivity that enhanced her performances as Tosca, which she sang with Pavarotti in 1978, and Bellini’s Norma, a role that she made Read more her own. Caballé’s fame reached beyond the classical sphere and into the pop world in 1988 when she had a hit single with “Barcelona,” duetting with Queen’s frontman, Freddie Mercury, that became the anthem of the 1992 Olympic Games. The Diva, a new 6-CD box set, includes Caballé’s amazing and unforgettable performances from throughout her illustrious career. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Il turco in Italia: Non si dà follia maggiore by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra London
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1814; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
2.
Un giorno di regno: Grave a core innamorato by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
I lombardi: Non fu sogno! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
I due Foscari: Tu al cui sguardo onnipossente by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Maya Sunara (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra,  RCA Italian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
Attila: Liberamente or piangi...Oh! nel fuggente nuvolo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
Il corsaro: Non so le tetre immagini by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Italy 
Language: Italian 
7.
La donna del lago: Tanti affetti in tal momento by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Felice Cillario
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra,  RCA Italian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Otello: Assisa a piè d'un salice by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Corinna Vozza (Mezzo Soprano), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Felice Cillario
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
Length: 11 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
Armida: D'amore al dolce impero by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Felice Cillario
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra,  RCA Italian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
Tancredi: Tu che accendi...Di tanti palpiti by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Felice Cillario
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
L'assedio di Corinto: L'ora fatal...Giusto ciel! by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Felice Cillario
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra,  RCA Italian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Sherrill Milnes (Baritone), Vincente Sardinero (Baritone), Ruggero Raimondi (Bass),
Placido Domingo (Tenor), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Venue:  Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
13.
La Bohème: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Sherrill Milnes (Baritone), Vincente Sardinero (Baritone), Ruggero Raimondi (Bass),
Placido Domingo (Tenor), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Venue:  Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14.
La traviata: E strano! E strano! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Venue:  Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15.
La traviata: Follie! Delirio vano è questo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Venue:  Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16.
La traviata: Sempre libera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Venue:  Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17.
La traviata: Addio del passato by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Venue:  Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
18.
Semiramide: Serbami ognor...Alle più calde immagini by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/21/1969 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
19.
Norma: Casta diva by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Felice Cillario
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Ambrosian Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1972 
Venue:  Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
20.
Gemma di Vergy: Eccomi sola alfine by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Eve Queler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera Orchestra of New York
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/14/1976 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
21.
Rigoletto: Caro nome by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianfranco Masini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1974 
Venue:  Barcelona, Spain 
Length: 6 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
22.
Adriana Lecouvreur: Io son l'umile ancella by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianfranco Masini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1974 
Venue:  Barcelona, Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
23.
I Pagliacci: Qual fiamma avea nel guardo by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Venue:  Town Hall, Walthamstow, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
24.
Adelson e Salvini: Dopo l'oscuro nembo by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Gimenez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Teatro Liceu Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Length: 6 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
25.
La sonnambula: Ah, non credea mirarti by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianfranco Masini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
26.
Anna Bolena: Al dolce guidami castel natio by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Felice Cillario
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
27.
Lucrezia Borgia: Com' è bello! by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Felice Cillario
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1965 
Length: 9 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
28.
Roberto Devereux: Vivi, ingrato by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Felice Cillario
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1965 
Length: 7 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
29.
Hérodiade: Il est doux, il est bon by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Luis Garcia-Navarro
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; France 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: French 
30.
Suor Angelica: Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianfranco Masini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
31.
Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Felice Cillario
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
32.
Ave Maria by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 41 Secs. 
33.
Andrea Chénier: La mamma morta by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 28 Secs. 
34.
La Gioconda: Suicidio! by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
35.
La Gioconda: É un anatema by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
36.
Turandot: In questa reggia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 50 Secs. 
37.
Martha: Letzte Rose "The last rose of summer" by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 13 Secs. 
38.
La traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici "Brindisi" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
39.
La Périchole: O mon cher amant, je te jure by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868/1874; Paris, France 
40.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
41.
Die lustige Witwe: Lippen schweigen by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Javier Palacios (Tenor), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  José Collado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Orchestra Kaiserslautern
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
42.
Alceste: Divinités du Styx by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1767; Vienna, Austria 
43.
Lakmé: Viens, Mallikà...Sous le dôme épais "Flower Duet" by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Montserrat Martí (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
44.
Tannhäuser: Dich, teure Halle by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
45.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Pa-Pa-Pa-Papagena by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Thomas Quasthoff (Baritone)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
46.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Sull' aria...Che soave zeffiretto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Montserrat Martí (Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
47.
Un ballo in maschera: Ecco l'orrido campo...Ma dall' arido stelo divulsa by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
48.
Macbeth: Vieni, t'affretta...Or tutti sorgete by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
49.
La traviata: Ah, fors' è lui by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
50.
Il trovatore: Tacea la notte placida...Di tale amor by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
51.
Nabucco: Va, pensiero by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
52.
Hijo de la luna by José Maria Cano
Performer:  J. A. Amargos (Piano), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Gavyn Wright (Violin)
Conductor:  José Maria Cano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 10/1991 
Language: Spanish 
53.
Paraules d'amor by Juan Manuel Serrat
Performer:  Ricardo Miralles (Piano), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Ricardo Miralles
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Language: Spanish 
54.
En Aranjuez con tu amor by Traditional
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Manuel Cubedo (Guitar)
Conductor:  José Collado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Language: Spanish 
55.
Le Cid: Pleurez, mes yeux! by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  José Collado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Language: French 
56.
Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  José Collado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Opera Chorus,  Philharmonia Orchestra
Written: 1873-1874 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Language: French 
57.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  José Collado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Language: French 
58.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  José Collado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Language: Italian 
59.
I vespri siciliani: Mercè, dilette amiche "Bolero" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianfranco Masini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1974 
Language: Italian 
60.
Maria Stuarda: Final Scene by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Opera Chorus,  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Language: Italian 
61.
Louise: Depuis le jour by Gustave Charpentier
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Felice Cillario
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; France 
Date of Recording: 1965 
Language: French 
62.
La canción del olvidó: Canción de Marinela by Simeon José Serrano
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Eugenio M. Marco
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; Spain 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Language: Spanish 
63.
El niño judío: De España vengo by Pablo Luna y Carné
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Eugenio M. Marco
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Spain 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Language: Spanish 
64.
Phantom of the Opera: Wishing You Were Somehow Here by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Martin Yates (Piano)
Conductor:  Martin Yates
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; England 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Language: English 
65.

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