The funeral for the soprano Montserrat Caballé started on Monday at noon in Barcelona, where Reina Sofia has come; the president of the Government, Pedro Sánchez; the president of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, and the mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau.
The tenors Josep Carreras and Jaume Aragall have also come to the mortuary of Les Corts de Barcelona; the baritone Joan Pons; the conductor Antoni Ros-Marbà; the musician Jordi Savall and the Italian singer Albano; and one of the many wreaths Vangelis signature: 'The one and only your friend'.
The president, the artistic director and the musical director of the Gran Teatre del Liceu – Salvador Alemany, Christina Scheppelmann and Josep Pons – have also attended, as they did on Sunday when they went to the funeral chapel in the same funeral home.
Among the politicians are also the Minister of Culture, José Guirao; the Consellera de Cultura of the Generalitat, Laura Borràs; the commissioner of Culture of the City Council of Barcelona; Joan Subirats; the president of the Parlament, Roger Torrent, and the delegate of the Government in Catalonia, Teresa Cunillera.
In addition, they are the leader of Cs in Catalonia, Inés Arrimadas, and the speaker in the Congress, Juan Carlos Girauta; the leader of the PSC, Miquel Iceta; the president of the PSC in the City of Barcelona, Jaume Collboni; the leader of the PP, Pablo Casado; the president of the PP in Catalonia, Xavier García Albiol, and the popular ex-ministers Dolors Montserrat and Jorge Fernández.
Among other characters, we have seen the journalist Luis del Olmo – who interviewed him many times – and Father Ángel – the singer gave concerts for the benefit of the NGO, which was attended by Reina Sofía, and also Caballé inaugurated in Madrid, a nursing home baptized with his name–.
Dozens of people have gathered at the doors of the funeral home, where the singer's family has opened both Sunday's burning chapel and Monday's funeral.
The family of Caballé attends the funeral, including his brother and his representative, Carles Caballé, and his niece and his assistant of the last two decades, Montserrat Caballé.