Last night's concert was the first major Harbour Fest event attended by InvestHK director-general Mike Rowse. 'I'm looking forward to this,' said the embattled official. He was not alone (although the arena was only about half full), since for most classical music fans the Jose Carreras-Charlotte Church billing would be their singular Harbour Fest indulgence. They should not have been disappointed. Carreras' rich, honeyed voice carried beautifully through the clear night. The Spaniard, often regarded as the most romantic and lyrical of the Three Tenors, chose lesser-known pieces that reflected his Latin heritage. He returned for multiple encores. Though most had come to see Carreras, 17-year-old Church pulled off an unexpectedly fun opening act. No longer the cherubic prodigy of four years ago, the now-buxom Church, in a skin-tight dress, charmed her way through the show (despite struggling to keep one mutinous breast from public view). She sang light pop and Broadway hits including West Side Story's Tonight and Somewhere. The best showcase for her voice was a soulful version of Gershwin's Summertime. By the end of the night, only two gripes remained. 'I really wish there was more classical,' said English teacher Sue Magee. 'And it must be hard for performers to look out and see a half-empty place.'