The vigil of the soprano Montserrat Caballé, who died in Barcelona this Saturday at 85 years old, will open this Sunday at two in the afternoon at the Les Corts after the family has given up installing a burning chapel in the Liceu because the diva did not want to be "exhibited" after her death. The funeral is scheduled for this Monday at noon in the same funeral home.
Politicians will come, with Pedro Sánchez in the lead, artists and representatives of the cultural world to dismiss one of the best opera singers in history, which leaves a legacy of more than five decades of artistic career that will last in the memory of the operatic and musical universe.
After the death of the soprano last night at the Sant Pau hospital in Barcelona, where she entered in the middle of last September, the condolences and the messages extolling her figure have taken place from all areas and institutions, and since all parts of the world.
Tenor Plácido Domingo, in a message on social networks, thanked him "for your incredible voice and talent", and highlighted "the privilege of sharing the stage with you", while Josep Carreras said he had never heard "sing nobody in a theater like Montserrat Caballé ", and highlighted his more human side, as a person" vital, sensitive and endearing ".
The Royal House defined her as "the great lady of opera, legend of universal culture", the President of the Government, Pedro Sanchez said that "she was a great ambassador of our country" and that "her voice and her sweetness will always remain with us ", and the Catalan president, Quim Torra, described it as" universal artist "who" has exported Catalanness to the world ".
From the outside, the renowned artistic director of the St. Petersburg Mariinsky theater, Valeri Guérguiev, said that Caballé's performances were "a golden page in the history of performances" of opera, and theaters such as La Scala in Milan, La Fenice of Venice, the Opera of Rome and the Royal Opera House of London showed their condolences and their sadness at his death.
The Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona offered to host the burning chapel in its building to the family of the soprano, who opted for a "more intimate" farewell by express desire of the soprano, who did not want to be exhibited after his death. On Saturday afternoon, the Liceu opened a book of condolences in the central corridor of the hall, where the followers of the soprano could write their messages and announced thatIf you wish, you can deposit flowers there.
The flags of the facade of the Gran Teatre del Liceu are at half mast as a show of mourning from this weekend until Monday. The theater, which inaugurated last Friday its season with I puritani, he will dedicate all the functions of this opera to the soprano, linked to this scenario during his half century of career, where he performed more than 200 times.