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MONTSERRAT FIGUERAS

Montserrat Figueras (born 7 March 1948) is a Spanish soprano who specializes in early music.

 

Figueras was born in Barcelona, Catalonia, and began studying early singing techniques in 1966 and has developed an approach and technique for singing early music which combines historical fidelity with vitality.[1]

 

In 1974 she and Jordi Savall, her husband since 1968, Lorenzo Alpert and Hopkinson Smith formed Hespèrion XX, an early music ensemble. Figueras and her husband are today members of the new version of that ensemble, Hespèrion XXI. They have also founded the groups La Capella Reial de Catalunya and Le Concert des Nations.

 

Figueras also performs and records regularly as a solo artist.

 

The Savall couple also plays with their daughter Arianna and their son Ferran

 

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Taken on November 13, 2011