Spanish opera singer who became famous after her performance of "Lucrezia Borgia" earned her a twenty-five minute standing ovation. Her song "Barcelona" was used as the anthem for the 1992 Olympic Games.
She graduated with a gold medal from the Liceu Conservatory in 1954.
Her charitable activities, including her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, was shows in the documentary "Caballe Beyond Music".
Her daughter Montserrat Marti Caballe also became a noteworthy soprano singer.
Her 1997 album "Friends For Life" included collaborations with singers like Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson.