Internationally acclaimed headliner José Carreras will be hitting high C’s on the high seas on board BRAVO! Cruise of the Performing Arts 2017, a tour of the South Pacific joined by a collection of stellar talent from the worlds of opera, performing arts and classical music.
José Carreras has been a superstar among opera fans since the 1970s, when he made a series of thunderous debuts in the great Italian tenor roles, performing under the likes of Herbert von Karajan, Ricardo Muti and Leonard Bernstein at La Scala, Covent Garden and The Metropolitan Opera. He became a household name in the 1990s as one of The Three Tenors, alongside Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo, who remain the best-selling classical music ensemble of all time.
Guests of BRAVO! will be privileged to hear one of the final performances of this celebrated Spanish tenor, who is embarking on his Farewell World Tour in 2017. Before joining us on board, José Carreras delved into his 5 favourite cities across the globe, including some of the incredible venues he has been privileged to perform in.
My city of birth. My hometown. Barcelona means for me: family, music and friends. I spent my childhood there and did my preliminary studies of music. Barcelona is the city where I grew as a man and as an artist. The Grand Teatre del Liceu, is where I began to love music and is where I did my first performance as a young boy at the age of 11. It has also been the theatre of my professional debut. I love Barcelona, it’s people, the weather, the Mediterranean gastronomy….its my reference.
To perform in Tokyo has been the highlight of my yearly world tours. I’m fascinated by their people and their culture. The Japanese audiences are extremely warm and they make me feel at home. I’m very fortunate to be able to perform in their country. I love their culture, their refinement and their food. I’m always happy to return there.
London is a very attractive city in all aspects. London is always full of cultural activities. I have been lucky enough to travel to London very often due to my professional career. Performing at the ROH and at the Royal Albert Hall has always meant a great deal to me.
Milano is a very significant city for what it represents to the world of the Opera. La Scala di Milano is the temple of the Bel Canto. I have a very strong and close relation with this theatre and with the city. The rigorous critical standards of La Scala audiences and let me say, the applauded performances there have been determinant for my professional career.
The city offers in addition a world of fashion and design, two other worlds which I’m very interested in and finally, let me say, that I simply love their food!
Vienna is the Mecca of Music and the Opera. To perform at the Staatsoper means that you have reached the sky! The city is music. I have been fortunate enough to perform there the most important titles of my career. I have always felt very close to this city.
This exceptional series of performances, and Carreras’ first cruise performance will unfold across seven nights in a setting of total indulgence aboard the Royal Caribbean’s luxury cruise liner, Radiance of the Seas from October 31 to November 7, 2017. The ship boasts a 1000-seat theatre, providing guests with the opportunity to see José Carreras perform in an intimate venue compared so some of the huge arenas he has performed at during his colourful career.
For more information and bookings, call 1300 247 371 or visit https://www.bravo2017.com/