Thursday, October 20, 2011

JUST ADDED: José Carreras


José Carreras

On sale to the public Monday, Dec. 5, at noon

On sale to Opera Tampa season ticket holders – Now

On sale to Opera Tampa League members and Straz Center Circle members – Nov. 14 at noon

On sale to Straz Center Friends – Nov. 16 at noon

WHO: Opera Tampa and AEG Live

WHAT: José Carreras concert added to the 2011-2012 Opera Tampa series at the Straz Center

WHEN: Friday, March 2, 2012, at 8 p.m.

WHERE: Carol Morsani Hall – David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts

DETAILS: José Carreras occupies a privileged position in the music world. Born in Barcelona, he studied music in his hometown and in 1970 started his professional career in the Gran Teatre del Liceu of Barcelona with Nabucco and Lucrezia Borgia. His meteoric musical career resulted in early debuts at the world’s most prestigious opera theaters and festivals and over time he has collaborated with the world’s most renowned conductors.

His repertoire encompasses more than 60 operas including Andrea Chenier, La Bohème, Tosca, Werther, Don Carlo, Carmen, La Forza del Destino, I Pagliacci, L’Elisir d’Amore and Un Ballo in Maschera. His extensive discography includes more than 150 recordings, notably 50 complete operas, oratories, popular and classical recitals.

Carreras, together with his colleagues Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti, offered to the world the now legendary The 3 Tenors concerts in the 1990s and early 2000s. With a worldwide audience of more than two billion, they created an unprecedented impact in the world of opera.

Regularly priced tickets start at $49.50 (a very limited number of VIP tickets, which include a meet and greet with Carreras, are available for $150) and may be purchased by calling 813.229.STAR (7827) or 800.955.1045 outside Tampa Bay, in person at the Straz Center Ticket Office or online at Please note on-sale dates.

The rest of the 2011-2012 Opera Tampa season, presented by Homes by Helen, features the double bill of Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci (Jan. 27 & 29, 2012) and Aida (April 20 & 22, 2012). The season also includes two performances of the Fond Farewells Concert (Feb. 18-19, 2012), celebrating Maestro Anton Coppola in his final season as artistic director. Additionally, Opera Tampa will present international opera superstar Andrea Bocelli (Dec. 4, 2011) in concert at the St. Pete Times Forum.

Events, days, dates, times, performers and prices are subject to change

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