on tour...
July - September 2002
Image: Poster for Sly, Washington Opera, Japan Tour
July 6 Tokyo, Japan. Performed in Sly with the Washington Opera Japan Tour at the NHK Hall. Further performances took place on July 9 at the Bunka Kaikan Hall, Tokyo and on July 12 at the NHK Hall.
Image: Carreras and Horiyuji temple
July 14 Nara, Japan. Concert in the Horiyuji Temple.
Image: Carreras in rehearsal at the Thetre of Ephesus
July 20 Izmir, Turkey. Concert in the Theatre of Ephesus
Image: Carreras sings at the Beiteddine Festival
July 24 Beiteddine Festival, Lebanon. Concert with soprano Rima Tawil and the Budapest Concert Orchestra conducted by David Gimenez. The previous day, Carreras visited patients in the St. Jude's Children's Cancer Center at the American University Medical Center in Beirut.  
July 28 Benalmadena, Spain. Concert to inaugurate the new municipal auditorium. The photo (right) shows the harbour by night. Things were a bit darker on the night of the 28th. A fire in an electricity transformer delayed the start of the recital by half an hour and caused several blackouts in the city. However, as the Diaro Sur said "the tense wait was forgotten the moment Carreras appeared on the stage to give a superb recital."
Image: Benalmadena harbour by night
Image: Carreras takes a bow at Kössen
July 31 Kössen, Austria. Benefit Concert which raised nearly $100,000 for leukemia research
Image: Carreras on Stage in Salzburg. Photo by Maria Koslova
August 11 Salzburg, Austria. Concert in the Großen Festspielhaus as part of the Salzburg Festival. Carreras's performance after an 11 year absence from the festival was described in the Wiener Zeitung as "a triumphant return".
September 12 Albacete Spain. Recital with pianist Lorenzo Bavaj in the Teatro Circo. The following day, the Fundación Internacional Josep Carreras and the government of Castilla-La Mancha signed an agreement to promote bone marrow donation in the region. Carreras also attended a ceremony in nearby San Juan to inaugurate the first plaza in Spain to be named after him "in recognition of his artistic and humanitarian work."
Image: Jose Carreras at the inauguration of the plaza named for him in San Juan Spain, 13 September 2002
Image: Carreras in recital - Diario de Burgos
September 15 Burgos, Spain. Recital with pianist Lorenzo Bavaj in the Teatro Principal.
Photo by Julio Gonzalez for the Diario de Cadiz.
September 20 Cadiz, Spain. Recital with pianist Lorenzo Bavaj to
inaugurate the season at the Teatro Falla.  The photo (right) shows
Carreras stopping to look at a poster for a conference on Latin America in the Heracles buidling where a pre-concert press conference was held earlier in the day.
September 22 Navarra, Spain. Carreras presents the prizes at the final of the Julián Gayarre voice competition of which he is the Honorary President. The photo (right) shows Carreras with the two winners, baritone Joshua Hopkins and soprano Tetyana Melnychenko. Carreras also presented a special prize of 6000 Euros, which he himself had donated, to the Romanian soprano Teodora Gheorghiu.
Photo by Eduardo Buxens for the Diario de Navarra
The 'ON TOUR' pages  provide a brief sketch of Jose Carreras' activities during a given time period. To view the pages for other time periods, see the ON TOUR INDEX.

For Carreras' schedule during this period, visit the Schedule on JCARRERAS.COM


Page last edited on: May 25, 2005