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on tour...
October - December 2005
October 4  Singapore - press conference at the start of a three concert tour to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the city's Victoria Concert Hall.
Press conference photo from Yaobao, 05.10.2005
October 5 Singapore - concert at the Victoria Concert Hall accompanied by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, David Giménez conducting. A second concert with the Singapore Symphony took place on October 7, again with
David Giménez conducting  The third and final performance was a recital with pianist Lorenzo Bavaj on October 9
Singapore performance photo from Hola, 07.10.2005
October 16 Hangzhou, China - concert in the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium with David Giménez conducting. The local press reported that only about one third of the seats were sold and some spectators, while praising Carreras, said they thought the concert would have been better performed in a theatre without electronic amplification.
Hangzhou performance photo from China News 17.10.2005
October 19 Shenzen, China - concert in the Shenzen Stadium with David Giménez conducting.  The local press reported that the concert was warmly received, with the audience demanding four encores. Carreras pronounced it one of his most satisfying concerts in China.
Shenzen performance photo from SZ News 20.10.2005
October 23 Nagoya, Japan - the first of four performances of the
Misa Criolla
in aid of  the Japan Bone Marrow Donor Program and the José Carreras International Leukaemia Foundation. Further performances took place on October 26 in Osaka, October 29 in Yokohama and November 1 in Tokyo. Carreras' stay in Japan concluded on November 5 with a recital in Tokyo's Suntory Hall, accompanied by pianist Lorenzo Bavaj.
Tour poster from Michael Storrs Music Ltd.
November 8 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - concert in the Plenary Hall with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by David Giménez. "The 58-year old native from Barcelona lit up the night with his rich lyrical voice during his two-hour performance in front of more than 2,000 people," wrote Jason Cheah in The Malaysia Star
Photo of Carreras performing in Kuala Lumpur from The Malaysia Star, 09.11.2005
November 12 Nanjing, China - concert in the Wutai Mountain Stadium with David Giménez conducting. In the photo (right) taken after  the concert rehearsal, Carreras autographs a newspaper for a waiting journalist.
Photo from The Yangtse Evening Post, 12.11.2005
November 13 Shanghai, China - concert in the Shanghai Arts Center with soprano Xiong Yu Fei. The Shangai Symphony Orchestra was conducted by David Giménez.
Performance photo from Wen Hui Daily, 14.11.2005
November 26 Budapest, Hungary - concert in the Mvészetek Palotája with pianist Lorenzo Bavaj, flautist Andrea Griminelli, and the Nuovo Quartetto Italiano.
Carreras in performance from Hír Televízió news broadcast, 27.11.2005
November 30 London, UK - concert with Diva Opera at Lincoln's Inn in aid of the British Red Cross.
Photo of Carreras in performance at Lincoln's Inn © Alex McGuire
December 5  Happy Birthday Maestro Carreras!
December 15 Lepzig, Germany - 11th Annual José Carreras Leukemia Benefit Gala  raises $6.8 million to aid leukemia patients and their families and to fund research into the treatment of the disease. Among the guests appearing were Elton John (with whom Carreras sang a duet), Liza Minelli, Hayley Westenra and Peter Maffay.
Gala dress rehearsal photo from DPA, 16.12.2005
December 19 Moscow, Russia - concert in the Kremlin with soprano Maria Guleghina, The Mendelev  Institute Choir and the Ministry of Defense Symphony Orchestra, David Giménez and Valery Khalilov conducting. Part of the proceeds of the concert went to Moscow's Children's Hematology Centre. In the photo (right) Carreras speaks at the pre-concert press conference.
Press conference photo from NTV, broadcast 19.12.2005
December 22 Barcelona, Spain - Christmas concert in the city's Palau de la Musica with the Cor de Noies del Orfeó Català and the City of London Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Giménez.
Performance photo by Antoni Bofill, El Punt, 24.12.2005
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