Page last updated on: October 17, 2006

on tour...
July - September 2006
July 1 Cuenca, Spain - concert in the Teatro-Auditorio de Cuenca with pianist Lorenzo Bavaj and the Nuovo Quartetto Italiano. The concert formed part of the region's celebrations for the 4th Centenary of Don Quijote.
Concert photo from EFE, 02.07.2006
July 5 Barcelona, Spain - press conference with Joan Laporta, the chairman of Barcelona FC, to launch a joint initiative with the José Carreras International Leukemia Foundation to encourage bone marrow donation from Spain's immigrant community.
Photo of Carreras and Laporta from Fundació Internacional Josep Carreras
July 7 Pula, Croatia - concert at the Histria Festival  with soprano Inva Mula and the Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Giménez. In the photo (right) Carreras arriving at Pula Airport on July 6th.
Photo from Zracna luka Pula, 06.07.2006
July 10 Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina - concert in the Zetra Hall with the Sarajevo Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Giménez. The concert marked Carreras' return to Sarajevo 12 years after performing in Mozart's Requiem Mass in the  burned-out National Library to raise money for rebuilding of the Bosnian capital which had been largely destroyed by Serb shelling.
Concert photo by Hidajet Delic for the Associated Press, 10.07.2006
July 15 Patras, Greece - concert in the ancient Roman Odeon theatre with pianist Lorenzo Bavaj and the Patras Mandolin Orchestra conducted by Thanasis Tsipinakis.  The concert formed part of the celebrations of Patras as the 2006 European Capital of Culture.
Concert photo from Patras 2006, 17.07.2006
July 27 Heidelberg, Germany - Carreras joined the 'Goldenen Baustein' campaign to save the Heidelberg Theatre by buying a 'gold brick' for 100 Euro and signing two others to be auctioned later. In the photo (right), Carreras signs one of the bricks for director Peter Spuhler.
Photo by Bernhard for the Rhein-Neckar Zeitung, 28.07.2006
July 28 Weinheim, Germany - open air concert in the Schlosspark with soprano Sabina Puertolas and the Heidelberger Philharmoniker, conducted by David Giménez. In the photo (right) Carreras after the performance signing the 'Golden Book' of the City of Weinheim  with Sabina Puertolas and David Giménez looking on.
Photo by Hasübert for the Rhein-Neckar Zeitung, 31.07.2006
July 30 Rocca San Casciano (Forlì), Italy - open-air concert with soprano Cristina Cappellini and the Orchestra Gioacchino Rossini conducted by Miguel Ortega. During the concert Carreras was presented with the 8th annual Fondazione Ugo Becattini Prize for his humanitarian work in the fight against leukemia.
Concert photo from Il Resto del Carlino (Forlì edition), 01.08.2006
August 2 Veroli, Italy - concert at the Abbazia di Casamari with soprano Cristina Cappellini and the Orchestra Giocchino Rossini conducted by Miguel Ortega as part of the Festival Lirico di Casamari.
Concert poster from the Festival Lirico di Casamari
August 5 Lorca, Spain - concert with pianist Lorenzo Bavaj and the Nuovo Quartetto Italiano in the town's Fortaleza del Sol as part of Espirelia 2006.
Concert photo from La Verdad 07.08.2006
August 19 & 20 Calella de Palafrugell, Spain - joint performance with flamenco dancer Sara Baras at the Festival Jardins de Cap Roig. Following its great success at the box office and with the audience, Carreras and Baras said they hope to take the show, which includes songs by Manuel de Falla and Enrique Granados, to various theatres around the world.
Performance photo from EFE 20.08.2006
September 1 Holkham, UK - open air concert before an audience of 5000 people on the grounds Holkam Hall with soprano Kate Royal and the City of London Sinfonia conducted by David Giménez.
Performance photo from The Eastern Daily Press, 02.09.2006
September 4 Moscow, Russia - concert in  the Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow International Music House on the occasion of the City Day of Moscow. During the concert Carreras was presented with the gold medal of the Order of Mikhail Lomonosov which is awarded for services to Russia in the fields of culture and science.
Performance photo from Itar-Tass, 05.09.2006
September 13 Fleurier, Switzerland - attends the opening of the Chopard watch museum and celebration of the 10th anniversary of the company's Fleurier plant. In the photo (right) Carreras poses in front of the display cases in the new museum.
Photo from Chopard
September 22 Fuenlabrada, Spain - attends the opening ceremony for the city's new theatre, El Teatro Josep Carreras. The mayor, Manuel Robles, said that the city had chosen to name the theatre after Carreras "to recognize and pay homage to a great artist whose social committment through his Foundation and fight against leukemia has helped so many people, including several from Fuenlabrada."
Photo of the Teatro Josep Carreras from Ayuntamiento de Fuenlabrada
September 30 Ciudad Juárez, Mexico - concert for the 2nd Festival Internacional Chihuahua in the esplanade of the Centro Cívico Paso del Norte with the combined orchestras, Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua and Orquesta Filarmónica del Estado de Chihuahua, David Giménez conducting. Over 20,000 people attended the free concert and according to El Diario, there were 5 encores and a standing ovation with a good time had by all.
Performance photo by G. Cradona & R. Muñoz, El Diario, 01.10.2006
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