Page last updated on: October 24, 2008

on tour...
April - June 2008
April 5 The Hague, Holland -. charity gala concert in the city's Nieuwe Kerk in aid of the Dutch Multiple Sclerosis Society. In the photo (right), Carreras with members of the Stichting MS Research.
Photo from De Wassenaarse Krant. 08.04.2008
May 11 Beijing China - films a special music video for China's environmental campaign leading up to the 2008 Olympics. In the photo (right), Carreras relaxes during a break in the filming. On May 16 in Qingdao, China he performed with several Chinese stars in a concert  to mark Disabled Persons' Day. The concert, "Marching into the Special Olympics", coincided with the finals of the IFDS Disabled Sailing Regatta in Qingdao.
Photo from Michael Storrs Music Ltd.
June 3 Murcia, Spain - joint performance with flamenco dancer Sara Baras in the Auditorio y Centro de Congresos Victor Villegas. The pair gave a further performance on June 27 in Pozuelo de Alarcón in the Auditorio el Torreón as well as a private performance on June 29 in Madrid at the opening dinner of the 19th World Petroleum Congress.
Photo by Guillermo Carrión for La Verdad 04.06.2008

June 5 Barcelona, Spain - opens an exhibition in the foyer of the Gran Teatre del Liceu commemorating the 50th anniversary of his debut there at age 11 in El retablo de Maese Pedro. The exhibition, sponsored by Chopard, long time supporters of the José Carreras International Leukemia Foundation, had many performance photographs of Carreras' performing at the Liceu as well as his stage costumes and other memorabilia  from his long career.
Photo from EFE 05.06.2008
June 14 Velden, Austria - Carreras & Friends concert in the Schloss Velden with Swedish baritone Carry Persson and Mexican soprano Rebeca Olvera.
Velden performance photo by Wolfgang
June 17 Barcelona, Spain - recital with pianist Lorenzo Bavaj at the Gran Teatre del Liceu to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his debut there in El Retablo de Maese Pedro on January 3, 1958. The recital was broadcast on Spanish radio and television as well as simulcast to the beach of Barceloneta. Following the performance at the Liceu, Carreras appeared in person to the crowds gathered at the Barceloneta to sing his final encore - Rosó
Photo from EFE 17.06.2008
June 19 Madrid, Spain - visits  the children's oncological hematology unit of the Hospital Niño Jesús with  Spanish actress and television presenter, Belén Rueda (in the photo right).
Photo from Europa Press, 18.06.2008
June 19 Kazan,  Republic of Tatarstan, Russia  - concert in the Jalil Opera and Ballet Theatre with pianist Lorenzo Bavaj and the Nuovo Quartetto Italiano marking the start of a tour of to three Russian cities provincial. In the photo (right) Carreras is greeted at the Kazan  International Airport  by Deputy Prime Minister and  Minister of Culture Zilya Valeyeva. Further concerts took place on June 21 in Yekaterinburg at the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Hall and June 23 in Tyumen at the Tyumen Philharmonic Hall.
Photo from Tatar Inform, 19.06.2008
June 26 Jurmala, Latvia - recital with pianist Lorenzo Bavaj in the Dzintari Concert Hall. In the photo (right) Carreras at the pre-concert press conferance on June 24th.
Photo from Diena 24.06.2008
The 'On Tour' pages provide a brief pictorial sketch of José Carreras' activities during a given time period. To view the pages for other time periods, see the On Tour Index

Photo Specials remain on the site for a limited period and are not archived once they finish.