Google Doodle celebrated the 89th birthday of Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballe on Tuesday, April 12.
Montserrat”La Superba“Caballé was known for her iconic voice and larger-than-life personality.
The stunning doodle featured the late singer in all her operatic glamour, holding a portable fan as she is pictured singing.
Who is Montserrat Caballé?
María de Montserrat Caballé was a world famous Spanish operatic soprano.
The star became popular after his 1965 American debut at Carnegie Hall and quickly became an international opera star.
Montserrat was celebrated for her bel canto vocal techniquewhich is a lyrical style of lyrical singing filled with rich, broad tones and soft phrasing.
The opera singer was born in 1933 in Barcelona, Spain, and spent much of her youth studying music and training her voice. She did his professional debut in Switzerland and his first performances came in Germany.
In his career, the star played live over 3,800 times across five continents.
Despite her growing stardom, Montserrat’s career hit new heights in 1987, after she and Freddie Mercury recorded the track. Barcelonabecame the anthem of the Barcelona Olympics in 1992.
Montserrat also received five Grammy nominations during her distinguished career. She won the award for Best Classical Vocal Performance in 1968.
The Spanish soprano died in 2018
The singer passed away on October 6, 2018, at the Hospital de la Santa Creu I Sant Pau in Barcelona. She was 85 at the time of her death.
Although the cause of death has not been revealed, reports claim that his 50-year-long career was cut short by health issues.
In 1985, Montserrat spent three months in hospital due to a brain tumor. She also underwent treatment for heart problems in 1993.
Does the opera singer have children?
Montserrat was married to Spanish operatic tenor Bernabé Martí. The couple married in 1964 and remained together until the first died in 2018.
They have two children – a daughter named Montserrat Martí, 49, who is also an opera singer, and a son named Bernabé Martí Jr, who is now 56.
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