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One Mesmerizing Moment With Soprano Montserrat Caballé

The revered Spanish soprano, who died Saturday, spins out silvery threads of tone in her recordings, the likes of which no one has ever matched.
Soprano Montserrat Caballé, in concert in Marbella, Spain, in 2012. Source: Daniel Perez

Like every other opera fanatic, I was saddened Saturday to learn of the death of Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé. She is among the last of a breed of old school divas and will be remembered, above all, for the breathtaking beauty of her sound.

Caballé "remains the single most glorious sound I've ever heard from any human. And though I regret never hearing Caballé live on stage, she left a staggeringly wide array of recordings that proves Page's appraisal.

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