Freddie Mercury Barcelona: Montserrat Caballe ‘He knew he would not stay lengthy sufficient’ | Music | Leisure
Montserrat stated: “After I stated to him in his London residence, ‘Why don’t we report a duet for baritone and soprano?’, he stated, ’No, as a result of individuals would see me sing for actual.’
“I urged we sing the aria from La Traviata between the daddy and lady as a result of it’s for a baritone, however he informed me no, that it will appear as if he was betraying his public and his followers.”
Montserrat’s niece, who shares the identical title, remembered the large enjoyable and late nights rehearsing in London at Freddie’s West Kensington mansion.
She stated: “We have been in Freddie’s home, there have been days once we have been possibly there till six or seven within the morning, as a result of after dinner they went to the piano and he performed the piano and sang, and Montserrat improvised. Actually it was an unbelievable get together.
“For Freddie, Montserrat was one thing out of this world. He had such love and admiration for her, he was at all times watching to verify all the pieces was good for her. Once we arrived on the resort, there have been roses in each room, we wished for nothing.”