Yerevan Opera Theater to host Caballé tribute concert

Panorama, Armenia
Oct 8 2018

A concert to honor Montserrat Caballé, a world-renowned Spanish opera singer and a big friend of the Armenian people, will take place at the Armenian National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet named after Alexander Spendiaryan.

The homage ceremony will be held on 9 October, at 7pm, in participation of the opera theater’s soloists, reports, citing the theater’s Facebook account. 

Admission is free.

Caballé died on 6 October in Barcelona aged 85. The funeral ceremony of the great soprano will take place on Monday.

She had been suffering from health complaints for some time and was admitted to hospital in Barcelona last month. Her career spanned 50 years, BBC reported.

Caballé had stints with the Basel Opera and Bremen Opera before her international breakthrough in 1965 in Lucrezia Borgia at Carnegie Hall in New York. She went on to perform with the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera and Vienna State Opera, appearing opposite the likes of Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo.

In 2013, Montserrat Caballé visited Armenia and Artsakh. In the same year the renowned Spanish soprano unveiled her album dedicated to the two states titled “Armenia and Artsakh – An Isle of Christianity”.  

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS