In his first New York City appearance since 2003, the legendary Spanish tenor JOSÉ CARRERAS will be returning to Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall on September 28, 2017. He will be joined by guest soprano Margarita Gritskova and pianist Lorenzo Bavaj.
A Life in Music, the Final World Tour of the celebrated tenor José Carreras started successfully in 2016 with a sold-out concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Standing ovations for the A Life in Music concerts followed as Jose Carreras’ extensive tour continued around the world. More concerts will follow in 2017: Australia, Korea, a tour in South America, and European summer concerts.
New York was selected personally by Jose Carreras for his long anticipated return to America:
“New York has always held a special place in my heart, and Carnegie Hall is one of my all-time favorite places to perform. I look forward to returning to America and singing this wonderful selection of songs & arias that have meant so much to me throughout my life in music.”
In his long career José Carreras has collaborated with the most renowned orchestras and orchestra conductors worldwide. His repertoire includes 66 operas, and his wide concert repertoire includes over 600 titles of the most diverse styles ranging from the baroque to contemporary music. His extensive discography includes over 160 recordings, notably 50 complete operas, oratories, popular and classical recitals. Altogether approximately 85 million recordings with José Carreras have been sold worldwide.
The Three Tenors concerts that brought together José Carreras with his colleagues
Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti are now legendary. Followed by international audiences of over two billion, they have created an unprecedented impact in the world of opera.
In 1987, José was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and given a 1 in 10 chance of survival. Following an extensive course of treatment, he made a full recovery and has since established the José Carreras International Leukemia Foundation which began in Barcelona and now has branches in the United States, Switzerland and Germany.
Currently, in partnership with the public administration, the José Carreras International Leukemia Foundation has embarked upon a historic and unprecedented project in Barcelona: the first Spanish research center to focus exclusively on leukemia and other blood related diseases, and one of the only such centers in the world.
Tickets to see José Carreras in recital at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall go on sale to the public beginning Monday, May 22nd at 11am ET via CarnegieHall.org, CarnegieCharge (212.247.7800), or the Carnegie Hall box office at 57th Street and 7th Avenue.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, May 17th at 11am local time through Friday, May 19th at 9am local time.
Full details including where to purchase tickets can be found here.