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Posted: 15 Oct 08, 11:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can anyone help, the BBC archives suggest M Caballe sang this either during the opening/closing ceremonies at Barcelona 92... with Freddie on the screen. WIKI says it was played over a "travelogue" during the opening ceremonies over the city?

I was looking for some YouTube footage of it playing during the Barca open/close but to no avail!

They played it together in 87,88 and it was played at the start of the champions league final in Barcelona in 1999, that I know.

Anybody?


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Posted: 16 Oct 08, 16:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't remember too well but I think she didn't sang it live.


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Posted: 17 Oct 08, 03:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought she sang it with Jose Carreras?$0$0$0$0Anyway, I've never seen any footage which is strange... usually all this stuff is all over youtube. And I do remember watching the Olympics on TV but I don't remember much from the ceremony.$0

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Posted: 17 Oct 08, 05:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Barcelona was not performed in the opening or closing ceremony at all.

edit: here you find the complete programme of the opening and the closing ceremonies - if you scroll down you find a credit for the song Barcelona but it was not performed

http://josepcarreras.homestead.com/Barcelona1992.html>






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Posted: 17 Oct 08, 10:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for looking into it, but this review suggests they do... I am more inclined to think they never, as I watched the entire opening ceremony that someone uploaded to YouTube and it's not there...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/july/25/newsid_3551000/3551540.stm


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Posted: 17 Oct 08, 14:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it wasn't played either in other ways like before commercial breaks, opening videos for ceremonies, etc.


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Posted: 17 Oct 08, 16:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was only young 9, but I have a good memory and could swear I saw it on tv with Freddie on the screen, don't know if it was in the ceremonies though. And if it didn't happen, I have been living a lie! lol



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