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The Three Tenors

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.

Thursday, 4 January, 2007, 12:00am

Hungarian rhapsody

TIBOR RUDAS IS classical music's most famous promoter, but he doesn't look like someone who'd fit into the rarified world of opera houses. A large, assertive Hungarian, Rudas is fierce looking - especially when he's not smiling.

24 Oct 2004 - 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

Landmark show from the big three

THEY were football's loudest fans, a hat-trick of soccer supporters who raised their voices to the triple glory of sport, opera and cash on the temporary terraces of the Champ-de-Mars, in what must be the most commercial classical concert of the century.

19 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Three Tenors herald glorious duel in City of Lights

BRAZIL and France, soccer's royalty and their gallant hosts, will duel tonight in the City of Lights for the glory of the biggest, longest and most-watched World Cup in history.

After 31 days and 63 games, the record field of 32 countries has been whittled down to these two: the home team and everybody else's favourite.

12 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Tenor time

In Paris next month three tenors will sing to the glory of football and commercialism. In Hong Kong in October, one tenor will appear for a more noble cause - the starving in North Korea. Jose Carreras will sing at the Grand Hall of the Convention and Exhibition Centre, which will be acoustically altered for the occasion.

25 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Colourful exposition of toilet humour

WHEN the Fringe Festival holds its annual press conference in December, local art hacks are obliged to pin on a badge saying press and stand there while the festival's participants prod you with press releases. Most are very eager for publicity, but hard-pressed to encapsulate their work in snappy sentences.

14 Dec 1995 - 12:00am