Saturday, 5 December 2009

Happy Birthday, Jose/Josep! + other news

Carreras is 63 today, Cura is in his mid-40s.
Happy birthday, tenors!!

News about Jose Cura:

Český Krumlov 2010 - José Cura and Macbeth

International Music Festival Český Krumlov

The International Music Festival has become a top cultural event held in Český Krumlov. It is a unique festival, not only because of singing stars, which come here to participate, but also thanks to the Český Krumlov spirit and magic. Music is played inside the castle or churches or open air in the brewery or castle garden. Music flows through the city and every year there are people from all over the world coming to Český Krumlov to enjoy this special event. The festival's program certainly brings something for everyone's taste as the scope of music genres plus domestic and overseas orchestras and soloists is broad enough to please ears of many music lovers.
Even though it is still 2009, the festival organizers are already busy with the 19th year of the International Music Festival preparation, which will be held from July 16 to 21 August 2010. Like every year, there are lots of great experiences to look forward to.
The festival will open a world-famous tenor of Argentine origin - José Cura, who is described by critics as the one to follow the footsteps of the renowned trio of José Carreras, Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti and most likely to become one of the most accomplished artist of his generation. He will be accompanied by Hye Kim and Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra led by conductor Mario De Rose.
For one night, the festival will take us to the New York's Broadway. This special program comes with the famous A Night on Broadway, where the soloists Christiane Noll, Capahia Jenkins, Rob Evan will perform the music from the four most famous musicals: Phantom of The Opera, West Side Story, Mamma Mia and Les Miserables.
The festival will end with the music by Čajkovskij and Dvořák performed by violinist Vadim Gluzman and the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra.Díky festivalu se také na jeden večer ocitneme na newyorské Broadway. V programu totiž nebude chybět proslulá
These performances are only a small fraction of what the International Music Festival is coming up with next year. Do not miss the top event of cultural summer season 2010 in Český Krumlov and book your tickets in time!

Conductor Vjekoslav Sutej who conducted many opera performances and opera concerts is dead from Leukemia:
Croatian conductor Vjekoslav Sutej dead at age 58
Croatian Times - Croatia
... concerts with some of the biggest names in music, such as Jose Carreras, Montserrat Caballe, Diana Ross, Andrea Rost, Ramón Vargas and Maria Guleghina. ...


News from October 2009:

Josep Carreras y Joan Pons recogen las medallas de oro del Liceu

Entre los 10 profesionales que recibieron el premio, se cuenta también la soprano húngara Eva Marton y la mezzosoprano Dolora Zajick  |  La entrega de los galardones coincide con el X aniversario de la reconstrucción del teatro de La Rambla

El conseller de Cultura i Mitjans de Comunicació, Joan Manuel Tresserras, y el tenor, Josep Carreras
El conseller de Cultura i Mitjans de Comunicació, Joan Manuel Tresserras, y el tenor, Josep Carreras /   ACN / Nihil Olivera

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