Montserrat Caballe back in Artsakh for a concert

Lusine Avanesyan
Public Radio of Armenia

World-renowned Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballe will perform at Renaissance Square in Stepanakert today. The concert is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of conclusion of ceasefire.

Montserrat Caballe, who was named Honorary Ambassador of UN in 1974 and Ambassador of Peace in 1991 and was designated UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 1994, first visited Artsakh in June 2013. As a result she was “blacklisted” by Azerbaijan.

After the visit Caballe released the album “Armenia and Artsakh:  An Isle of Christianity,” which was presented in Paris on December 12, 2013. The singer then promised to visit Artsakh again, and this time she has arrived in Stepanakert with her family.

Caballe said ahead of today’s concert she would like to sing for the sake of peace and prosperity in Artsakh.

There was a surprise awaiting Montserrat Caballe in Nagorno Karabakh. An auditorium in the reconstructed musical college of Stepanakert has been named after her. The world-known soprano participated in the opening of the auditorium, listened to the talented musicians of Artsakh and sang herself.

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