Marbella has really pulled out all the stops this year to bring an absolutely unprecedented line-up of Spanish and international megastars to the Coast all summer long.
First up – on 23 June at the Hotel Puente Romano Tennis Club – world renowned Spanish soprano and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Montserrat Caballé will be hitting the high notes to raise funds for three different Children for Peace projects, in Ethiopia, Mali and Palestine.
Performing in Marbella alongside her soprano daughter Montserrat Martí and Russian tenor Nikolay Baskov, Montserrat Caballé first shot to international fame in 1965 when she received a 25-minute standing ovation for her role in Donizetti’s ‘Lucrezia Borga’ at New York’s Carnegie Hall and has been delighting audiences ever since.
Beyond operatic circles though, where she’s an exponent of the bel canto repertoire, she’s probably best known for famously duetting with Queen’s Freddie Mercury on their 1988 hit single ‘Barcelona’, followed by an album of the same name. ‘Barcelona’ later became the anthem of the 1992 Summer Olympics hosted by her native city, and she also performed the song live – accompanied by a recording of Freddie Mercury – as a prelude to the 1999 UEFA Champions League football final in Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium.
The concert starts at 10pm on 23 June at the Hotel Puente Romano Tennis Club. Tickets (from €60 to €175) are available from Ticketmaster, El Corte Inglés, or call the ticket hotline on T. (+34) 665 076 949.
And just look at who else you can see in Marbella over the next couple of months…
Actually, come to think of it, there are so many upcoming gigs that we haven’t got nearly enough room here to cover them all. We’ll do that over the next few weeks, but rather than keep you in suspense, and more importantly so that you can get your tickets before they sell out, here’s a list of the names and the dates:
Hotel Puente Romano Tennis Club
- Sting – 30 June
- Gloria Gaynor & Sister Sledge – 7 July
- Bryan Ferry – 20 July
- Chic, Nile Rodgers, Odyssey & Jaki Graham – 3 August
- Chaka Khan – 14 August
Tickets available as above, prices vary.
Starlite Festival, La Cantera Auditorium, Sierra Blanca, Marbella
- George Benson – 14 July
- Roger Hodgson – 16 July
- Armando Manzanero – 21 July
- Tony Bennett – 22 July
- Christopher Cross – 27 July
- Hugh Laurie – 29 July
- Paul Anka – 30 July
- Miguel Bose – 2 August
- Rosario, Lolita & Antionio Carmona – 3 August
- Starlite Gala hosted by Antonio Banderas – 4 August
- Simple Minds – 9 August
- Julio Iglesias – 10 August
- Raphael – 11 August
- Estopa – 14 August
Tickets (prices vary according to the concert) are available from Ticketmaster, El Corte Inglés, FNAC La Cañada, La Caixa, Carrefour & Halconviajes.
So who will you be seeing this summer?