with the Moscow City Symphony “Russian Philharmonic”
Moscow City Symphony “Russian Philharmonic” accompanied operatic legend José Carreras for two concerts at Royal Oman Opera House.
30 January & 1 February 2012
Royal Opera House Muscat, Oman
Carreras sang a selection of romantic opera songs, primarily arias and duets and was accompanied by Spanish soprano Ofelia Sala and the Moscow City Symphony “Russian Philharmonic” Orchestra, led by Spanish conductor David Giménez.
Professor Dr. Issam El-Mallah, Adviser and Director of Programs and Events at the Royal Opera House Muscat, said “we are very privileged to have attracted once again a true global operatic legend to our stage here in Muscat. A performer of the caliber of José Carreras is in demand all over the world and we are proud to have secured his services for two very special performances that will be one of the highlights of our second season at the Royal Opera House.”
The internationally acclaimed tenor is recognized as a true global star of opera, with an extensive repertoire including over 600 titles of the most diverse styles ranging from baroque to contemporary music. He performed over 60 operas and solo performances at the world’s most prestigious opera theatres, concert halls and festivals. He also released over 150 recordings and performed the leading role in several operatic films for television, cinema and video. The Three Tenors concerts performed by José Carreras together with Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti are now legendary. Followed by an audience of over two billion worldwide, the concerts have played a key role in popularizing the art of opera.