She was born in Barcelona and is the daughter of the famous Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé and Spanish tenor Bernabé Martí. In 1993 he made his first appearance as a singer, with his mother, in the city of London. A year after a concert to raise funds for the victims of the Rwandan genocide, again with his mother. In 1998 he moved to Germany, where he began his solo career and where he won the role of Zerlina in Don Giovanni, presented at the State Opera in Hamburg. Mother and daughter have sung together sometimes, on stage and on record.
MONTSERRAT MARTÍ CABALLÉ - Soprano
She performed her opera debut in the Hamburg Staatsoper as Zerlina in Don Giovanni: “She sang a delicious Zerlina” (Die Welt). “She was a Zerlina with a pure and solid soprano voice” (Hamburger Anzeigen und Nachrichten). “The main event of the night was the debut of Montserrat Martí: an impressive Zerlina. A young soprano with a well projected voice and a solid technique.” (Das Opernglas).
Since then she was back to Hamburg for another series of Don Giovanni representations. Se debuted in the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, as Liú in Tourandot, reported in the news as “the birth of a star” (La Vanguardia – 29th October 1999) and “the birth of a new diva” (ABC – 28th October 1999).
Pupil of the Maya Plisetskaya ballet, she decided to alternate such activity with studies of music and singing,, participating to charity concerts such as “Concierto de Solidaridad para Ruanda” in Palma de Mallorca Cathedral, at the presence of H.M. Queen Sofia of Spain, the Hampton Court Festival in a benefit concert for the la Royal Collection Trust in the presence of its Patron the Prince of Wales and for the Olga Havel Foundation to the benefit of the disabled children of Praga. She also sang for UNESCO in Paris under the direction of Zubin Mehta. Montserrat Martí also performed in several different concerts and recitals in Europe among which the Berlin Deutsch Oper, the Frankfurt Alte Oper, the Hamburg Musikhalle, the Vienna Musikverein, the Salle Gaveauin in Paris, the Internacional Music Festival of Castell de Peralada, the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, the Teatro Real of Madrid, the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre and the Maryinsky (Kirov) Theatre of San Petersburgo.
Recently performed in 10 rapresentations of the ‘Gianni Schicchi’,with the Opera of Calaunya, performed in the role of Mimí in the Boheme at the Opera of Tesaliniki and subsequently with the Opera of Catalunya. Has interpreted the Expo of Zaragoza hymn for its inauguration and also realised a tour of several concerts and recitals across Europe among which we can remember the Koln philharmonic, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Munich Philharmonie and the Musikhalle of Hamburg.
LUIS SANTANA - Baritone
This Spanish baritone native of Zamora, is one of the most respected and appreciated baritones in the Spanish opera scene. He is specialised in Rossini and Spanish chamber music and lieder.
He has performed in the most important concert halls and theatres of Spain and Europe and in memorable concerts in the most important cathedrals at the presence of the King and Queen of Spain. He has been invited to sing together with the legendary Orfeón Donostiarra at the presence of her Majesty queen Sofia.
He has participated as leading lyrical voice and pianist to the tours of the famous late spanish artists Paco Valladares and Nati Mistral.
He has been protagonist of an extensive tour between 2014 and 2016 touching all of Saint Teresa of Ávila founded convents with the renown TV journalist Paloma Gómez Borrero. He has been Malatesta, Fígaro, Sharpless, Germont, Belcore, Papageno, liutenant Mora- les, Enrico, Marcello, Pin, Tio Salvador, Dandini and Taddeo in prestigious venues in Rome, Milan, Naples, Turin, Catania, Como, Parma, Bologna, Modena, Toulon, Paris, Vienna, Lisbn, Kiev, Lviv, Donetsk, Odessa, London, Moscow, Sofia, Bucarest, Frankfurt and Berlin among others.
He shared the stage with many great spanish and foreign singers and world renown compo- sers such as Antón García Abril, Cristobal Halffter, Miquel Ortega, Miguel Manzano, Juan Duran, Javier Centeno, Santiago Baez, David Rivas, Ernesto Monsalve, Manuel Comesaña, Manuel Millán, Jesús Legido, Victor Carvajo have written compositions especially for him. He has been pupil of the Maestro Pedro Lavirgen and of the great Teresa Berganza.
Furthermore he has established and recurring collaborations with the opera singers Montserrat Martí Caballé, Cecilia Lavilla Berganza and Simona Todaro-Pavarotti and with the spanish actresses Loles León, Charo Lopez and Maria Galiana, adding up more than 160 concerts between 2020 and 2021 throughout Spain and Europe despite the pandemic.
He was awarded with the "Prokifiev Artist" gold medal at the composer birthplace and with the silver medal of the Opera Friends in Lleida.
PROGRAMME RECITAL ÓPERA Y ZARZUELA
Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
- L’amor mío
Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
- Quaivoce, quia n-ote
- La fioraia fiorentina
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
- La ci darem la mano (Don Giovanni)
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
- Sempre libera (La Traviata)
- Di provenza il mar ilsuol (La Traviata)
- Dúo Violetta - Germont (La Traviata)
Breve descanso de diez minutos
Fernando Obradors (1897-1945)
- Del cabello más sutil - En el pinar
Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
- Nana - Polo
Manuel Penella (1880-1939 )
- Todas las mañanicas (Don Gil de Alcalá)
Gerónimo Giménez (1852-1923)
- Me llaman la primorosa (El Barbero de Sevilla)
José Serrano (1873-1941)
- Canción Hungara (Alma de Dios)
Federico Moreno Torroba (1891-1982)
- En mi tierra Extremeña (Luisa Fernanda)