Today’s video gives you a chance to watch and hear this amazing man in action. The song reflects Mercury’s love of opera with his high notes and Caballe’s operatic vocals backed by a full orchestra. It was one of the biggest hits of Mercury’s solo career, reaching number eight in the UK Singles Chart when first released in 1987. The setting is remarkable, the effects dazzling, from the audience which appears to be as rehearsed as the performers, to the orchestra leader with directing with a baton that looks like a Star Wars light-sabre.
I challenge you to walk away from this presentation unmoved.
Ladies and gentlemen, Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe performing “Barcelona”.