Montserrat Caball_ to Appear at Met Luncheon and Opera Shop

Classic Arts News   Montserrat Caball_ to Appear at Met Luncheon and Opera Shop
Legendary soprano Montserrat Caball_ will be honored at the Metropolitan Opera Guild's annual luncheon today. On April 20, the 72-year-old singer will appear at the Metropolitan Opera Shop to sign books and recordings.

Soprano Deborah Voigt will perform at the luncheon, and Marilyn Horne and Sherrill Milnes will pay tribute to Caball_. Other figures from the opera world scheduled to attend include Licia Albanese, Marcello Giordano, Dmiti Hvorostovsky, Ren_ Pape, Paul Pishka, Eve Queler, and Julius Rudel.

Born in Barcelona, Caball_ made her Met debut in 1965 as Marguerite in Gounod's Faust. In 14 seasons with the company, she performed 97 times in 15 different roles, including Adriana Lecouvreur, Aida, Ariadne, Amelia in Un ballo in maschera, MimÐ in La bohme, Elisabetta in Don Carlo, Luisa Miller, Norma, Desdemona in Otello, Tosca, Violetta in La traviata, Leonora in Il trovatore, Li‹ in Turandot, and Elena in I vespri siciliani.

Tickets for the luncheon, which begins at 12:15 p.m., are $225 and $400; proceeds benefit the Guild's education program. Caball_ will appear at the Opera Shop from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Call 212-769-7009 for more information on the Guild luncheon and 212-580-4090 for information on the Opera Shop appearance.

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