So how did Mercury end up sharing a stage with an opera legend?
It started when Mercury saw Caballé perform on stage at the Royal Opera House in London in 1983. As soon as she began to sing, he knew that he would love to collaborate. Years later, the two were brought together when Mercury was approached about writing a theme song for the upcoming Olympics in Barcelona and working with Caballé, a native of the city.
The result of their hard work, the album Barcelona, was released in 1988. Sadly, the two did not get to collaborate much further, as Mercury died not long after. If not for his unfortunate death, Caballé believes that he would have taken his love of classical music much further. “We talked about doing something together, more classical. We also talked about recording Phantom of the Opera, which he loved very much.”
Check out this incredible vocal performance from Mercury…it will certainly give you chills.
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