Notes and Editorial Reviews
In 1987, doctors discovered that world-famous José Carreras had leukemia and a year later, the charming tenor was back on stage. After his near-miraculous recovery, he made an astonishing number of appearances and recordings. Hear Carreras at his finest in the wonderful concerts presented in this DVD collection.
La Grande Notte a Verona
Live Concert from the Arena di Verona August 8, 1988 75th Anniversary Arena di Verona.
Some of the greatest voices of opera gathered together for an amazing opera event to benefit the José Carreras International Leukemia Foundation.
Leo Nucci, Ghena Dimitrova, Ruggero Raimondi, Montserrat Caballé, Eva Marton, Ileana
Cotrubas and many more!
La Orquesta Sinfonica De Madrid Conducted by José Collado and Carlo Franci
The Vienna Comeback
Vincenzo Scalera, piano Live Concert from the Vienna State Opera September 16, 1988.
This recital from the Vienna State Opera marks the artistic rebirth of the tenor after his recovery from leukemia. José Carreras sings arias and songs from Puccini, Liszt, Tosti and Massenet.
Martin Katz, piano Live from the Great Festival House, Salzburg August 15, 1989. For the summer Salzburg Festival of 1989 Carreras found himself back among the top flight of international singing stars.
Montserrat Cabellé & José Carreras
Live from the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow September 5, 1989.
For their joint Moscow benefit concert, the two singers put together an extremely colorful and well-balanced performance. The concert opens with a medley of baroque and belcanto gems from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Works on This Recording
Work(s) by Various
Martin Katz (Piano),
Vincenzo Scalera (Piano),
Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano),
Leo Nucci (Baritone),
Montserrat Caballé (Soprano),
Eva Martón (Soprano),
Ghena Dimitrova (Soprano),
Ruggero Raimondi (Bass),
José Carreras (Tenor)
Madrid Symphony Orchestra
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