17/07/1990 – THE NEW YORK TIMES
By SUSAN HELLER ANDERSON
MONTSERRAT CABALLE fell five feet to the
ground when a row of seats collapsed yesterday in the amphitheater of Merida,
Spain. Miss Caballe, whose opulent voice and ample presence are much sought
after, was attending a performance conducted by MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH.
On Saturday, she had sung at the Merida
Festival's opening with JOSE CARRERAS. The two Spanish singers were seated in a
special V.I.P. section of the audience. Despite the fall, Miss Caballe walked
away, The Associated Press reported, with minor injuries to her wrist and leg.
Mr. Carreras, who was sitting nearby, somehow avoided the fall.