Spanish tenor Jose Carreras will hold a solo concert at the
National Center for the Performing arts of China, formerly known as
the National Grand Theater, in Beijing on Jan. 18, 2008.
This is the fourth trip by 61-year-old tenor to China and he
will sing 17 songs and opera episodes accompanied by the symphony
orchestra of The National Ballet of China.
"Hong Kong soprano Bao-ching Yeh will join me in singing a duet
episode of the Merry Widow, Franz Lehar's highly acclaimed
operetta," said Carreras ln his media briefing on Tuesday.
Carreras will also sing "In a Faraway Fairyland", a folk love
song by Chinese musician Wang Luobin. He once sang the song for the
Chinese audience during his 2005's concert in Beijing.
The tenor's China trips kicked off in 2001 when he joined
Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti for a knock-out concert at
the Palace Museum, known as Forbidden City. He marked his latest
tour by performing at the closing ceremony of the 2007 Special
Olympics World Summer Games in Shanghai.
This is the second time NCPA hosts foreign classic performers
since its opening on 23rd of last month, the first being the London
(Xinhua News Agency January 17, 2008)