The legendary opera star was 85 years old. Farewell to the singer will take place on Sunday, October 7, in Barcelona, a funeral will take place on Monday Monserrat Kabalye. Photo: Imago/TASS disappeared Monserrat Kabalye. The legendary opera star has died at the age of 85 years in one of hospitals of native Barcelona where she has arrived more than three weeks ago. In Kabalye's repertoire there were more than 80 parties and about 800 chamber works. The star of a world opera stage has become famous for bel canto equipment. Parties in Giuseppe Verdi, Gaetano Donizetti and Vincenzo Bellini's operas have brought her glory of the ingenious interpreter of a plan of great composers. For the 60-year career Monserrat Kabalye repeatedly I appeared on stage of the Bolshoi Theatre. On June 6 this year she has given a concert in the Kremlin palace. One of pupils Kabalye — the famous Russian tenor Nikolay Baskov. However, then their ways have dispersed: the singer has criticized him for the fact that he has departed from the opera. Kabalye never refused participation in charity concerts — for example, for the aid to starving in Ethiopia she sang with the legendary compatriot José Karreras. In 2000 Kabalye participated in a charity concert "World stars — to children" in Moscow. In private life the singer was ordinary in communication and is inclined to irony. Kabalye has two children — the son Bernabé and the daughter Monserrat which has gone in the footsteps of mother and acted together with her in recent years. In 2013, being in Armenia, Kabalye has visited also the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. It has caused discontent from Azerbaijan which has declared her persona non grata. In response to it the president of Armenia has signed the decree on Kabalye's rewarding with the Honour award. In 2015 the court of Barcelona has sentenced the singer to six months conditionally for fraud. She was accused of non-payment of taxes. Kabalye formally was registered as the resident of Andorra, as has allowed her not to pay taxes in Spain. The singer has admitted the guilt. Kabalye never limited herself to a framework of the opera — all musical genres were interesting to it. In 1988 the singer together with the leader of Queen Freddie Mercury has released an album "Barcelona". The song of the same name has glorified Kabalye among fans of pop music. Freddie Mercury said that Monserrat Kabalye — one of the most beautiful women what he ever met. The singer worked also with the Greek composer-electronics engineer Vangelis and even with the Swiss Gotthard hard rock group. At Monserrat Kabalye there was an excellent sense of humour, around itself she collected a huge number of youth, the artistic director "Helicon opera" Dmitry Bertman:dmitry Bertman the artistic director tells "Helicon opera" "She was absolutely unique prima donna who has attracted in opera theater not only fans of the opera, and in general even those who aren't engaged in the opera. The singer could create the sound any images. All knew that she is the stout woman, it seems, not similar to Violetta in "Traviata", but all said that it is possible to close eyes and to listen because she it is valid it a vla
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