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José Carreras to play special gala concert in London

Jose Carreras

Story by Jack Foley

LEGENDARY tenor José Carreras is to perform a special gala concert alongside Dame Kiri te Kanawa and other special guests at the Royal Albert Hall in London this December.

The exclusive gala event is a fundraiser for the José Carreras International Leukaemia Foundation and Mencap and takes place at the prestigious London venue on Thursday, December 11, 2008.

Celebrated dancer Sara Baras and her company Ballet Flamenco will kick off the gala evening with a fully staged performance, and Carreras will then be joined on stage by a host of exciting guests from the world of opera and entertainment, including Dame Kiri te Kanawa and a few special surprises!

The performances will be accompanied by the City of London Sinfonia and the London Symphony Chorus, led by conductor David Giménez.

About José Carreras

One of the world’s greatest tenors, José Carreras has enjoyed a prolific music career, which has seen him perform at some of the world’s most prestigious opera houses and festivals.

José Carreras’s impressive discography includes over 150 recordings, including 50 complete operas. He has been awarded many gold and platinum discs worldwide.

Carreras has had record-breaking success over the last decade as one of the renowned Three Tenors, alongside Plácido Domingo and the late Luciano Pavarotti.

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