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on tour...
October - December 2008
October 4 Bucharest, Romania - concert in the Sala Palatului in aid of the The Dinu Patriciu Foundation with soprano Alexandra Coman, baritone Angel Odena, and David Giménez conducting George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra. In the photo (right) the performers acknowledge the applause from the audience of 4000 people. On October 3, Carreras had been in Berlin to perform at the Estrel Convention Center for the 40th Congress of  The International Society of Pediatric Oncology.
Photo from Realitatea Romaneasca, 5.10.2008
October 8 St. Petersburg, Russia - concert in the Oktyabrsky Hall with soprano Rebeca Olvera and David Giménez conducting.  In the photo (right), Carreras and Olvera at the pre-concert press conference in St. Petersburg.
Photo by Michael Sadchikov, Fotanka, 6.10.2008
October 10 Moscow, Russia - concert in the Svetlanov Hall of the International House of Music, again with Rebeca Olvera, and conducted by David Giménez.  In the photo (right), Carreras and Olvera performing at the concert.
Photo from The Mail (Russia), 12.10.2008
October 12 Petra, Jordan - sings in a memorial concert for Luciano Pavarotti in aid of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. In the photo (right), Carreras and Plácido Domingo onstage at the concert.
Photo by Chris Jackson for Getty Images, 12.10.2008
October 13 Barcelona, Spain  - benefit recital with pianist Lorenzo Bavaj in the Gran Theatre del Liceu. The recital, sponsored by Bankinter, was in aid of the José Carreras International Leukemia Foundation.
Photo by Álvaro Monge, El Periódico , 14.10.2008
October 15 Vienna. Austria - attends a reception at Chopard jewellers. The reception featured a photograph exhibit which chronicled Carreras' life and career and presented a special commemorative watch which will help raise funds for the José Carreras International Leukemia Foundation. In the photo (right), Carreras and his wife, Jutta, at the reception.   
Photo by Andreas Tischler, 15.10.2008
October 17 Vienna. Austria -  concert in the Wiener Konzerthaus  with soprano Isabel Rey and the Ambassade Orchester conducted by David Giménez to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his debut on the opera stage. In the photo (right) Carreras poses in the Hotel Sacher  with the concert poster.
Photo by Andreas Tischler, 8.9.2008
October 17 also marked the official release of Carreras' new CD, Mediterranean Passion. In the photo (right) Carreras and conductor David Giménez in the HEY-U studios during one of the recording sessions in Vienna.
Photo from HEY-U Entertainment GmbH
October 19 Munich, Germany - Carreras receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Deutsche Phono-Akademie at the ECHO Klassik-Gala in the Philharmonie im Gasteig. In the photo (right), Carreras poses with his award.
Photo by Andreas Rentz, 19.10.2008
October 20 Guernsey, Channel Islands - performs with Diva Opera at a fundraising dinner in Whittaker Hall
for the Alzheimer's disease charity, Maison Million. In the photo (right) Carreras relaxes backstage during the rehearsal.
Photo by Peter Frankland, The Guernsey Press, 21.10.2008
November 1 Miaoli City, Taiwan - concert with the Evergreen Orchestra and soprano Anna Leese conducted by David Giménez. The free concert in the Miaoli City Stadium was attended by 40,000 people while another 10,000 listened to the live broadcast on the river bank near the stadium.
Photo from Taiwan News, 2.11.2008
November 5 Tokyo, Japan - the 2008 Japan Tour begins with the Mozart Requiem performed in the Orchard Hall. In the photo (right) soloists Masumi Kubota, Fiona Campbell, José Carreras, Barbara Bonney and conductor David Giménez backstage following the performance. The tour continued on November 8 in Tokyo with a Gala Concert in the Suntory Hall and on
November 11
in Osaka with a private concert inaugurating the Sankei Hall Breezé. The tour concluded on November 15 in the in the Sankei Hall Breezé with a Gala Concert to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Carreras's  stage debut. David Giménez conducted all the concert performances.
Photo from Michael Storrs Music Ltd.
November 20 Linköping, Sweden - 'Mediterranean Passion' concert in the Cloetta Center with the soprano Celine Byrne and the Norrköpings Symfoniorkester . A further concert took place on
November 22
in the Malmö Arena with Celine Byrne, Carry Persson, and the Malmö Symfoniorkester. David Giménez conducted both performances. In the photo (right), Carreras performing in Malmö.
Photo by Patrick Persson, Sydsvenskan, 23.11.2008  
November 25 Stuttgart, Germany - the German 'Mediterranean Passion' concert tour begins in the Stuttgart Liederhalle with soprano Celine Byrne and the Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt, David Giménez conducting. Further concerts took place on November 27 in Frankfurt's Alte Oper, November 30 in Munich's Philharmonie im Gasteig, December 4 in the Berlin Philharmonie, December 6 in Nürnberg's Meistersingerhalle, and December 13 in Hamburg's Laeiszhalle. On the photo (right) Carreras performing in Stuttgart on November 25, 2008.
Photo from the Stuttgarter Zeitung, 26.11.2008
December 2 Berlin, Germany - visits the Hematology and Oncology Unit of the Charité Hospital and Medical School. In the photo (right), Carreras with some of the young patients in the unit.
Photo from EFE, 02.12.2008
December 11 London, England - Gala charity concert in the Royal Albert Hall with Sara Baras and her flamenco company, pianist Lorenzo Bavaj, soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, tenor Rolando Villazón, and the London Symphony Chorus to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Carreras's  stage debut. David Giménez conducted the City of London Sinfonia. In the photo (right), Carreras and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa on stage.
Photo by Dave M. Benett, 11.12.2008
December 15 Prague, Czech Republic - Christmas concert in the Prague Congress Centre with soprano Rebeca Olvera and  David Giménez conducting the Prague Philharmonia, In the photo (right), Carreras and Olvera surrounded by flowers at the conclusion of the concert.
Photo from Ceske Noviny, 16.12.2008
December 18 Leipzig, Germany - the 14th annual José Carreras  Gala broadcast live from the Neuen Messehalle by ARD television raises 5,600,000 Euro to support the work of the José Carreras International Leukemia Foundation. In the photo (right), Carreras applauding during the Gala.
Photo from EFE, 19.12.2008
December 22 Barcelona, Spain - Christmas concert in the Palau de la Música Catalana, with soprano Sumi Jo, the Orfeó Català and the Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès, David Giménez conducting
Photo by Antoni Bofill, El Periódico, 24.02.2008 
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