Family and friends will say goodbye to the Barcelona soprano on Monday Montserrat Caballé, died at age 85 at the Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona, at a ceremony scheduled at the Tanatori de Les Corts in the Catalan capital.
The funeral is scheduled at noon and apart from the assistance of the singer's relatives, the presence of the President of the Government at the ceremony is confirmed. Pedro Sánchez; of the president of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, and of the mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau.
Also going to the farewell, the delegate of the Government in Catalonia, Teresa Cunillera; the Minister of Culture, José Guirao, and the Councilor for Culture of the Generalitat, Laura Borràs.
Of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, to which the soprano has been closely linked throughout her career, will be attended by the president of the Board, Salvador Alemany; the general director of the theater, Valentí Oviedo; the artistic director, Christina Scheppelmann, and the musical director, Josep Pons.
The singer has died at age 85 after becoming one of the most universal sopranos of the 20th century, entering in 1956 in the Opera of Basel and then in the one of Bremen, before debuting in the Liceu and jumping to the international fame in the Carnegie Hall of New York (the United States).
In addition to touring the great temples of international opera during a 40-year career, Caballé sang with Freddie Mercury, Vangelis, Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra.