Montserrat Caballé sings Norma
Brand-new “Magic Moment of Music”: First documentary about Montserrat Caballé after her death.
Montserrat Caballé © Getty
Two years ago, one of the greatest and most famous sopranos of all time died: Montserrat Caballé was a diva and a star to touch, not only for fans of classical music.
The new episode of the series “Magic Moments of Music” is dedicated to Montserrat Caballé and her unforgettable appearance as Norma in 1974. For this film, her beloved brother and manager Carlos gave his first interview after her death.
On the day of the open-air performance of Vincenzo Bellini's opera, a severe storm is blowing through the city of Orange in southern France. The much-anticipated event may have to be called off at the last moment. All the while, in the spectacular Roman amphitheatre, nine thousand spectators await Montserrat Caballé. In the face of these adverse conditions, the singer and musicians nevertheless decide to perform.
In touching interviews, Zubin Mehta, Sonya Yoncheva, Olga Peretyatko and other eyewitnesses remember this musical event that gripped the whole world and remained unforgettable until today.
First broadcast on 10 January 2021 on ARTE.
All episodes distributed by C Major Entertainment:
Karajan’s Rosenkavalier 1960 in Salzburg
Anna Netrebko & Rolando Villazón sing La Traviata 2005
A Star is Born: Martha Argerich in Warsaw 1965
Montserrat Caballé sings Norma 1974
Berlin Wall Concert with Daniel Barenboim and the Berliner Philharmoniker
Vladimir Horowitz in Moscow
Anne-Sophie Mutter and Herbert von Karajan – The Beethoven Concert
Maria Callas & Tosca
Production Company sounding images
Producer Holger Preuße
Director Claus Wischmann
Co-Producer Christopher Janssen
Co-Production Company ZDF/ARTE
Production year 2020
Distribution TV C Major Entertainment
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