The smile of Montserrat Caballé - Concert tribute at the Liceu


Tribute to the Barcelona soprano in which some of the most outstanding voices in the history of the lyric and old friends who have not wanted to miss the appointment will participate. Prominent names such as Josep Carreras, Joan Pons, Jaume Aragall, Al Bano, Paata Burchuladze, Begoña Alberdi, María Gallego and José Bros, among others, will sing at an evening that will be directed by Lluís Pasqual, close friend of the Caballé family, and that for the musical direction will count on Guillermo Garci'a Calvo. Other great figures from the world of opera who can not travel to Barcelona on the day of the event will be present in the form of audiovisual testimony: Plácido Domingo, Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Roberto Alagna, Juan Diego Flórez, Teresa Berganza, Richard Bonynge, Ainhoa Arteta, Giancarlo del Monaco, Carlos Álvarez, James Conlon, Valery Gergiev, Pretty Yende, Nadine Sierra and Levy Sekgapane.

The most human side of a diva

"The smile of Montserrat Caballe" aims to show the most human and personal side of the opera diva, bringing her figure and her surroundings closer to her admirers. That is why, in this evening, artists close to the soprano who marked his career will also sing. Figures such as Pene Patio and Agostina Smimmero, who won the First Prize of the Montserrat Caballé International Singing Contest; Nikolay Baskov, pop artist who by admiration to the Monsterrat Caballé became his pupil to enter the lyrical world, and like other disciples like Jordi Galán they sang in numerous concerts with her; or Anthony Harutian, singer of 19 years and last pupil of the soprano.

Not only the Gran Teatre del Liceu

The main opera houses of the world that had the pleasure of welcoming her on stage also wanted to accompany the Liceu in this initiative. A long list headed by the Royal Opera House - Covent Garden, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Wiener Staatsoper, the Opera of Paris, the Metropolitan Opera House in New York or the Royal Theater of Madrid among others.

Final notes

The same night, the Hall of Mirrors of the Liceo will host the ceremony of delivery of the Gold Medal of the city that the Barcelona City Council delivers posthumously to the Catalan soprano.

The tribute will be broadcast live through Televisión de Catalunya and Catalunya Música.

Tickets can be purchased from February 4 at 10:00 a.m. through the Liceo website (preferential sales for subscribers between February 1 at 10:00 a.m. and February 3).