Page last updated on: April 1, 2006

on tour...
January - March 2006
January 17 Gijón, Spain - recital with pianist Lorenzo Bavaj in the Teatro Jovellanos. In the photo (right), Carreras and Bavaj enter the stage of the sold-out theatre which had installed extra seating on the stage to meet the demand for tickets.
Photo by Isaac Rubio in La Nueva España, 18.01.2006
January 18 Madrid, Spain - presentation of a new bone marrow donor drive - "Hazte socio" - by the Fundación José Carreras at the Hospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesús. In the photo (right) Carreras talks to one of the young patients at the hospital.
Photo by Angel Díaz for EFE
January 20 Segovia, Spain - recital in the Teatro Juan Bravo with pianist Lorenzo Bavaj.  The demand for tickets was such that a large screen were set up in the plaza (photo right) outside the theatre  where several hundred more people watched the performance.
Photo by Antonio Tanarro for El Norte di Castilla, 21.01.2006
January 27 Esbjerg, Denmark - recital in the Esbjerg Musikhuset with pianist Lorenzo Bavaj and the Nuovo Quartetto Italiano.
Carreras in performance from the Ugeavisen-Esbjerg, 01.02.2006 
January 31 Girona, Spain - presentation of a lithograph donated by Belgian artist, Robert Vandereycken, to be sold in a limited edition of 75 prints in aid of the Fundació Internacional Josep Carreras. The entire run of prints sold out in a matter of days after being released. This was the second work in a continuing initative from the Fons d'Art d'Olot gallery to create a collection of graphic art in aid of the Carreras Foundation.   In the photo (right) Carreras with Mercè Coll, the Director of the Fons d'Art d'Olot Gallery, and artist Robert Vandereycken.
Photo Source: Fons d'Art Olot
March 10 Vienna, Austria -  gala concert «Belle Epoque» in the Wiener Konzerthaus. Carreras was accompanied by pianist Lorenzo Bavaj and the Junge Philharmonie Wien with Michael Lessky conducting. The concert also marked the presentation of Carreras' new CD Belle Epoque. On
March 11
, he appeared at the Theater an der Wien for a Künstlergespräch under the auspices of the Freunde der Wiener Staatsoper.
Photo courtesy of Zsuzsa Simon
March 17 Baden-Baden, Germany - concert in the  Festspielhaus with the Nuovo Quartetto Italiano and pianist Lorenzo Bavaj which opened the Belle Epoque German tour. A further concert took place in Munich on March 22 in the Philharmonie im Gasteig.
Belle Epoque poster from Sony Classical
March 24 Oldenburg, Germany - concert in the  Oldenburg Arena before an audience of 2400 as the Belle Epoque German tour continues.
Performance photo by Thorsten Ritzmann, Nordwest-Zeitung, 25.03.2006

March 25 Dortmund, Germany - receives the Steiger-Award 2006 for Charity. Other awardees for 2006 included Boris Becker (Sport), Mohammed El-Baradei (Tolerance), Prof. Heinz Sielmann (Environment) and Sabine Christiansen (Media).  In the photo (right) Carreras with Gabriele Inaara Begum Aga Khan at the award dinner in the Casino Hohensyburg.
Photo from Rex Features
March 29 - Hamburg, Germany  - Belle Epoque concert in the Laeiszhalle with the Nuovo Quartetto Italiano and pianist Lorenzo Bavaj.
Photo of Carreras in the Laeiszhalle from Radio Tele Nord 30.03.2006
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