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José Carreras

Jose Carreras

MEDITATIONS ON THE TRANSCENDENTAL I have four grandchildren - two girls and two boys. It's a very special feeling, being a grandfather. It's different from being a parent.

Sunday, 21 November, 2010, 12:00am

Carreras revels in dream of La Liga

Before the first of his two concerts with the HK Phil last night, Jose Carreras (left) talked about his Asia tour that has taken him from the opening ceremony of the Asian Games in Doha to more eastern locales such as Seoul, Taipei and Hong Kong.

4 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Jose Carreras

The famed tenor from Barcelona (also known for The Three Tenor concerts with Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti) sings classic arias and songs with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, guest conductor David Gimenez and guest artist Giorgia Fumanti. Today-tomorrow, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, Concert Hall, Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$280-HK$1,800 Urbtix.

3 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Fortune smiles

JOSE CARRERAS turned 60 on the day Barcelona football club reached the knockout stages of the Uefa Champions League competition. It was a birthday wish come true for the avid soccer fan who's also one of the world's most celebrated opera singers.

24 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

No cheap seats for Three Tenors

Very few failed to miss the irony that only the very rich or well connected obtained decent seats for Saturday's concert by the Three Tenors at the Forbidden City.

26 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Concert pioneer jailed

The German promoter who turned the Three Tenors concerts into a worldwide extravaganza has been sentenced to five years and eight months in prison for tax evasion.

24 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Charming Carreras in fine tune for Food Aid gala

The Food Aid gala dinner was held a day before a concert in which Jose Carreras enthralled audiences with his repertoire of arias.

26 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Carreras goes pop with less-than-classic lyrics

IN Jose Carreras' latest album he has unashamedly targeted that new audience for classical vocal music discovered after The Three Tenors' World Cup soccer all-time opera hits performance.

This CD, titled Passion, puts words to famous bits of music like Beethoven's Piano Sonata No 8, Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, and Borodin's Prince Igor.

23 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Lloyd Webber's traumatic tenors

CHATTING to Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber at a cocktail party last night, Keeping Posted mentioned the name of Luciano Pavarotti. ''Oh . . .'' mumbled the composer of Cats in a tone that suggested we might have stirred some traumatic memory.

24 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Carreras' artistry comes to the fore

Jose Carreras, tenor, Lorenzo Bavaj, accompanist HK Cultural Centre Concert Hall Friday, February 19 EVEN the greatest of tenors have two strikes against them in the Cultural Centre. First, maddeningly erratic acoustics in the hall, where resounding tones can sound remote. Second, a choice of programme which will never satisfy everybody.

20 Feb 1993 - 12:00am

Carreras draws flood of entrants

JOSE Carreras has an avid following in Hongkong if the respondents to The Guide' s Carreras competition are anything to go by.

14 Feb 1993 - 12:00am