Page last updated on: January 8, 2007

on tour...
October - December 2006
October 5 Miami, Florida - appearance in a concert with Gloria Estefan, Bernadette Peters, Andy Garcia, Quincy Jones and others to inaugurate the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts. In the photo (right) Carreras performing with Gloria Estefan. 
Concert photo by Alexander Tamargo
October 20 Xi'an City, China - participation in a concert with Dai Yuqiang, Liu Huan, Peng Liyuan and others at the Daming Palace as part of the run-up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. As promised, he sang a song in Mandarin Chinese 'In a place far away", and was reportedly greatly applauded by the audience.  In the photo (right) Carreras arrives in Xi'an and faces an army of journalists.
Photo from China Daily, 19.10.2006
October 26 Frankfurt, Germany - together with his wife, Carreras visits the children's ward of Universitätsklinik hospital. In the photo (right), Carreras with Samed, a young leukemia patient.
Photo by Frank May
October 27 Marburg, Germany - Carreras receives an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Medicine at the Philipps-Universität for the contribution of  the José Carreras International Leukemia Foundation to medical reasearch and patient welfare. In the photo (right), Carreras giving his acceptance speech at the conferral ceremony which took place in the Marburg Castle. 
Photo from Pressestelle der Philipps-Universität, 27.10.2006
October 28 Dortmund, Germany - 'Belle Epoque' concert in the Dortmund Konzerthaus with the Nuovo Quartetto Italiano and pianist Lorenzo Bavaj. In the photo (right) Carreras acknowledges the audience's applause at the end of the concert.
Photo by Ralf Rottmann, Westfälische Rundschau, 30.10.2006
November 28 Maidstone, UK - Opens a new wing at Maidstone Hospital in Kent for the treatment of patients with leukemia and related blood diseases. The following evening, November 29, Carreras sang in a gala benefit concert with Diva Opera held at Lincoln's Inn in London. 
Photo of Carreras in Maidstone from BBC News, 28.11.2006
November 30 Dubai - private concert with Lebanese singer Hiba Kawas and the City of London Sinfonia conducted by David Giménez  to mark the 2nd anniversary of the Dubai International Financial Centre. Then off to nearby Qatar, where on December 1, Carreras sang with another Lebanese singer, Magida El Roumi, at the opening ceremony for the 15th Asian games (photo right). 
Photo by Hassan Ammar for Agence France--Presse, 01.12.2006
December 5 - José Carreras celebrates his 60th Birthday
For this special birthday, and for all his birthdays, there
is no better gift you could give him than a donation to the
José Carreras International Leukemia Foundation.
December 6 Barcelona, Spain - releases a new CD of Catalan songs, T'estim i t'estimaré.
Album cover photo from
December 12 London, UK -  60th Anniversary Gala Concert at the Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Concert Orchestra, David Giménez conducting. Guests included soprano Natasha Marsh, the London boys choir - Libera, and the winners of the BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year competition. The evening culminated in "Happy Birthday" sung to Carreras by the choirs and audience.
Concert poster from the Royal Albert Hall
December 14 Leipzig, Germany - 12th Annual Leukemia Benefit Gala on ARD television. The Gala which included amongst its guests, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Sting, Robin Gibb, and Chris de Burgh raised over $6.5 million for the treatment and care of leukemia patients and research into finding a cure for the disease. In the photo (right) José Carreras during the broadcast rehearsal.
Photo by André Kempner for DPA, 14.12.2006
December 18 Seoul, Korea - Carreras' Asian tour begins with a Christmas concert in The Seoul Arts Center with David Giménez conducting the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and guest soprano Giorgia Fumanti.
Seoul concert poster from Michael Storrs Ltd.
December 21 Tokyo, Japan - concert in the Bunkamura Orchard Hall with David Giménez conducting the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra. A further concert was held on December 23 in Nishinomiya, Japan. In the photo (right) Carreras and Giménez backstage at the Nishinomiya concert 
Photo from Michael Storrs Ltd.
December 31 Taipei, Taiwan - New Year's Eve gala concert in the Taipei Arena with the David Giménez conducting the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra and guest soprano Giorgia Fumanti. In the photo (right) José and Jutta Carreras are welcomed to the Grand Formosa Regent Hotel in Taipei by General Manager Francesco Borello on December 27th.  
Photo from the Grand Formosa Regent Hotel, Taipei
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