Met Opera Dedicates ‘Aida’ Performance to Montserrat Caballé

By David Salazar

The Metropolitan Opera will be dedicating the Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 performance of Verdi’s “Aida” to the late soprano Montserrat Caballé.

The soprano passed away on Oct. 6, 2018, at the age of 85.

“Tonight’s performance of Verdi’s ‘Aida’ will be dedicated to late soprano Montserrat Caballé, who thrilled Met audiences in nearly 100 performances of 15 roles,” says the tweet.

Caballé made her Met debut on Dec. 22, 1965, in “Faust” and performed until 1985 as “Tosca.” In sum, she appeared in 98 performances.

She only sang in two performances of “Aida” with the company. Those showcases took place on March 10, 1976, and March 26, 1976. The cast members for those performances included Plácido Domingo, Robert Nagy, Marilyn Horne, Mignon Dunn, Cornell McNeil, and Louis Quilico (alternating roles, of course).

Tonight’s showcase stars Tamara Wilson in her first of two performances this season as the title character. Anita Rachvelishvilli, Aleksandrs Antonenko, and Quinn Kelsey remain among the cast members.