A LIFE IN MUSIC
After his triumphant comeback to the Opera stage, legendary tenor JOSÉ CARRERAS is thrilled to be bringing his Final World Tour to Australia in February 2017 for three very special performances in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
Renowned Australian soprano, Antoinette Halloran will join Mr Carreras at all perfomances.
In Sydney and Melbourne Mr Carreras is honoured to be performing with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and in Perth with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
In 2014/2015 JOSÉ CARRERAS marked his return to the Opera stage after eight years celebrating a sensational comeback in the title role in the new opera “El Juez” (The Judge). With standing ovations and sold out performances, reviewers hailed it a ‘dream comeback’.
Following his acclaimed performance, Mr Carreras began a worldwide Concert Tour taking him throughout Europe, Asia and America. This included a sold-out show at the Royal Albert Hall in London last May.
“It is fantastic that I can bring this show to Australia, I have such fond memories of the great Australian audiences, people who share my love of music and are so generous,” Mr Carreras said.
A Life In Music will celebrate a performance with a very personal selection of music from the golden age of “La Belle Epoque” along with many different styles and songs from diverse tastes in music, including Opera, Operetta and Musicals.
“These are songs that always move me when I hear them and that always enthuse me. In these songs, there is the passion, the emotion, a feeling in my heart and soul that I express with my voice,” says Mr Carreras.
It will be an ode to life as well, and Mr Carreras knows well the topic of life. At the peak of his meteoric career he became ill, fighting against blood cancer – leukemia. Miraculously he survived and founded the “José Carreras Leukaemia Foundation” – he felt the need to return something to society. The aim of his foundation is – leukemia must be curable, always and for everyone!
When Mr Carreras is interpreting his songs, his audience can feel that singing is his life and every tone comes from his soul.
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MELBOURNE, Margaret Court Arena
Batman Ave, Melbourne
Saturday February 25
with soprano Antoinette Halloran
and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
conducted by David Gimenez