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Josep Carreras to perform in Tallinn, Estonia, next June 28, 2013

It's now officially confirmed that Josep Carreras will offer a concert in Tallin, Estonia, next June 28, 2013, as part of the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds. David Giménez will conduct the Suur Philarmonic Orchestra.
Link for the venue:
Tickets can be purchased online, from December 20, here:

Josep Carreras to perform with Lang Lang in Beijing on New Year's Eve (Dec 31)

Josep Carreras will perform with the Chinese super talented pianist Lang Lang in Beijing, China, on December 31, 2012, 8pm.
It will be their first performance together, and it will take place at the National Stadium on occasion of the traditional  CCTV New Year's Eve festival. Carreras, who admires a lot chinese musicians, said that he's most  looking forward to this performance with Lang Lang.

More info will be communicated as soon as available.

Josep Carreras to perform with Anna Netrebko and Erwin Schrott in Genève next January 20, 2013

Josep Carreras will share the stage with Anna Netrebko and Erwin Schrott at the Victoria Hall in Genève, Switzerland, next January 20, at 7pm. This exclusive concert promoted by Chopard presents these three opera stars, for the first time on stage together.
Tickets can be purchased online on, or directly at the Victoria Hall Box Office, or by phone +41 22 418 35 00. For further informations, please contact the venue:

UPDATED: Josep Carreras back to Argentina to sing Misa Criolla in Mendoza on November 22

It's now confirmed that Josep Carreras will to perform twice in Argentina with Misa Criolla by Ariel Ramírez, together with soprano Verónica Cangemi.
The first concert will take place just outside Buenos Aires, at Villa Martelli in the district of Vicente López, on November 16, while the second one will be hold just outside Mendoza, Verónica Cangemi's hometown, in the gardens of the  Julio Le Parc Cultural Centre in Guaymallén, on November 22.

It is a free concert, but tickets are limited anyway.
UPDATE: it's now official that the concert that had to take place just outside Buenos Aires this Friday, November 16 has been cancelled as a bad storm has damaged the venue. The option of a stadium (Estadio Único de la Plata), firstly considerated, won't be contemplated any more.

Anyway Josep Carreras will go to Argentina to perform in Mendoza, as originally scheduled.

ACTUALIZACIÓN: Es oficial que el concierto que debía de tener lugar justo fuera de Buenos Aires se canceló debid…

José Carreras Gala 2012: the 18th edition to be held in Leipzig on December 13th

José Carreras Gala 2012: „Mit einem Spendenrekord von 100 Millionen Euro wollen wir einen weiteren Höhepunkt setzen!

As previously announced, the José Carreras Gala 2012 will surely take place once more in Leipzig, at the Neue Messe, next December 13, 20:15 time. It will be broadcast live bythe first channel of German TV, ARD (Das Erste). Together with Josep Carreras, the Gala will be moderated by Kim Fisher.

With this edition, the Gala aims to reach the score of 100 millions Euros as a total amount collected over 18 years, an amout that has allowed the José Carreras Leukämie Stiftung to support research and major projects in Germany.

Tickets are already available, and can be purchased either at the MDR Ticket-Galerie or online by entering the following websites:


Deutsche José Carreras Leukämie-Stiftung e.V.
Konto: 319 96 66 01
BLZ: 700 800 00
Commerzbank AG München

Josep Carreras to sing a Christmas Concert in Budapest on December 16 (POSTPONED TO DECEMBER 12, 2013)

Josep Carreras will offer a Christmas concert at the Palace of Arts (Béla Bartók National Concert Hall) in Budapest, Hungary, next 16th December 2012, 7:30pm.



The concert will take place at the Syma Hall in Budapest, 8pm.
Tickets are already on sale an can be purchased online here:

Josep Carreras to sing a benefit recital in Seattle, US, next September 18

It is now confirmed that Josep Carreras will offer a benefit recital with his pianist Lorenzo Bavaj in Seattle, on Tuesday, September 18.  It will benefit the José Carreras International Leukemia Foundation, and is meant to honor Dottie Thomas (Dr. Donnall Thomas' wife)'s 90th Birthday together with the 25th anniversary of his victory against leukaemia.
Click here in order to make your reservation: the donation required is $250.00 per person.

To be updated as soon as further infos are available.

Josep Carreras to perform in Guimarães, Portugal, next October 6th

Josep Carreras will offer a concert in the portuguese town of Guimarães, Cultural Capital of Europe 2012,  next October 6, 2012. He will sing  at the Pavilhão Multiusos de Guimarães with the portuguese singer Sofia Escobar.
Tickets can be purchased at the Venue Box Office and online here:

Josep Carreras to perform in Sofia, Bulgaria, on December 10, 2012

Josep Carreras will sing a Christmas concert at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria, next December 10, 2012, 8pm. David Giménez will conduct the Sofia Philarmonic Orchestra and the Svetoslav Obretenov National Choir. Soprano still to be defined. 
Tickets are already on sale here:, 60 BGN to 200 BGN

With reference to the José Carreras Gala 2012 (Leipzig, December 13)

According to what the MDR website has published, the José Carreras Gala 2012 will regularly take place on December 13 in Leipzig. They say that the 18th will be the last edition with MDR.

The Gala won't be produced in Leipzig any longer: the Foundation might be negotiating with other German TV Channels for the editions to come. Anyway, the future of the Gala is not clear at the moment: I will update this post as soon as reliable informations are available.
The José Carreras Leukämie Stiftung website has firmly denied the Carreras quoting you can find in the MDR press release.Mr.Carreras has neither spoken with MDR, nor he has addressed to the German audience. In the future he will be active in the fight against leukemia as fully as before.
Richtigstellung der Pressemitteilung des MDR vom 29.06.2012 zur Beachtung an die Redaktionen:Der MDR hat gestern eine Pressemitteilung zum Thema „José Carreras Gala“ veröffentlicht und dort auch Herrn Carreras zitiert. Wir möchten Sie bitten, di…

Josep Carreras tu sing in Zouk Mikael, Lebanon, on July 18th

New date now confirmed: Josep Carreras will offer a concert at the Zouk Mikael Roman Amphitheatre for the Zouk Mikael International Festival on July 18th. He will be accompanied by Monicaca Yunus and the Lebanese Philarmonic Orchestra will be conducted by David Giménez.
Tickets are already available online:
Range: 300.000 - 37.500 LBP
For further information please contact:

Josep Carreras to offer a concert in Lisbon next June 16

Josep Carreras to perform at the Pavilhão Atlântico, in Lisbon, on June 16, for the Renascença 75 anniversary celebration.  David Giménez is conducting the Lisbon Sinfonietta Orchestra.
Tickets are just gone on sale:

Josep Carreras to perform in China in early April

Josep Carreras should perform twice in China in early April: in Beijing, on April 1, at the Great Hall of People, and in Guanzhou, on April 7, at the local Opera House.

Josep Carerras to perform in Preston, UK, on September 7

Josep Carreras will be performing in Preston (Lancashire) in the UK, on September 7, as the headline act for Preston Proms in the Park. Soprano Katherine Jenkins will join the stage.

It will be staged in an amphitheatre in the city's Avenham Park, and will feature Manchester Camerata Orchestra.

Tickets (£65) will be available to people living in Preston area PR1 to PR5 postcodes first, from 10am on Tuesday May 29 until 5pm, on Wednesday May 30 from 0845 344 2012 or by calling into the Box Office at the Guild Hall.  They will then go on general release next Thursday May 31 over the phone and from or

Official: the whole US tour cancelled

The US tour, based on 5 dates has been cancelled due to organizational problems. 

I had been asked to announce the whole tour only when all the dates had been announced officially, but since only 4/5 were "official" I couldn't.  I'm sorry, I don't have more information about it.

If you had already bought your ticket, please contact the point of purchase for refunds.

Josep Carreras to sing in Bucharest, Romania, on May 25

Josep Carreras will offer a concert at the Sala Palatului in Bucharest, Romania, on May 25 at 8:00 pm. Last concert there was in 2008.

Tickets (200 lei -1000 lei vip cathegory) can be already purchased online: