Opera legend, world-famous soprano Montserrat Caballe was declared persona non grata in Azerbaijan because of her trip to Nagorno-Karabakh.
Azerbaijan's Embassy in Madrid filed a note of protest to the Foreign Ministry "on the occasion of opera singer Montserrat Caballe's visit to the occupied territories of Azerbaijan", APA reported.
"Montserrat Caballe will not get an Azerbaijani entry visa," Azerbaijani embassy representatives told Interfax agency.
The embassy said that they had contacted singer's managers in May, when the concert was announced, to inform about the possible consequences of her trip. "The manages assured that singer will give a concert only in Yerevan and has no plans to visit Karabakh," APA reports.
As reported earlier, Montserrat Caballe visited Nagorno-Karabakh on June 4 and? met with president of the Republic Bako Sahakyan. She also toured the sights and calledKarabakh "a cradle of Christianity." Later, she arrived in Yerevan where she will give concert on June 9.