In 1988, Freddie Mercury Took the Stage Without Queen – Wait Till You See Who Joins Him

Freddie Mercury is a legend. This superstar had mind-blowing powerful vocals that had the ability to send shivers down your spine. Many people know him because of his success with Queen, but Freddie’s love for music actually extended far beyond the rock genre. The video below features one of his most incredible collaborations.

In this video, Freddie took to stage in 1988 with Spanish operatic soprano Montserrat Caballé, a Spanish operatic soprano widely considered one of the greatest singers of the 20th century. She was born in Barcelona, Spain, and began her career singing in local choirs and competitions before making her professional debut in Basel, Switzerland, in 1956.

Caballé’s international breakthrough came in 1965, when she substituted for an ill Marilyn Horne in a concert performance of Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia at Carnegie Hall. From then on, she performed in many of the world’s leading opera houses, including La Scala in Milan, the Royal Opera House in London, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and the Paris Opera.

This is not their only performance: the two recorded the song “Barcelona”, which went on to become the theme song for the 1992 Summer Olympics held in Barcelona. They also recorded an album together by the same name which was released in 1988. The crossover album featured the song “How Can I Go On” – which is featured below. Watch the full video below and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!

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