Sur­prises for the New Year

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - CULTURE AND ARTS -

«If you do not have to be an artist, do not be him» was the fa­vorite say­ing of Jose Car­reras, who is not him­self could not. And to­day the le­gendary Span­ish tenor plans to per­form in Tashkent ac­com­pa­nied by the fa­mous Na­tional Sym­phony Orches­tra of Uzbek­istan.

The Uzbek peo­ple could not even dream of such a New Year's sur­prise. How­ever, mir­a­cles hap­pen!

Of course, this is not his first visit to our coun­try, but such a large-scale solo con­cert will be pre­sented to the Tashkent au­di­ence for the first time.

As­cent of J. Car­reras to the opera Olym­pus was swift. He con­quered the best scenes of the world, be­came the owner of pres­ti­gious awards, the Good­will Am­bas­sador of UNESCO. In Spain, his name is the con­ser­va­tory, sev­eral mu­sic schools and con­cert halls.

Early per­for­mances Car­reras were on the stages of the most pres­ti­gious opera houses in the world, in­clud­ing the fa­mous «La Scala» in Mi­lan, the Metropoli­tan Opera in New York, the Royal Opera House of London.

Jose Car­reras col­lab­o­rated with the most fa­mous con­duc­tors. Among them, Her­bert von Kara­jan, Clau­dio Ab­bado, Ric­cardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Ric­cardo Shailly, Colin Davis and oth­ers.

His reper­toire in­cludes more than sixty op­eras. The most fa­mous of them are Bohemia, Tosca, Werther, Don Car­los, Car­men, La Forza del Destino and many oth­ers. His per­for­mance lan­guage is un­der­stand­able to every­one, his charm and man­ner of per­for­mance are unique. But the Span­ish per­former be­came fa­mous not only for this. One of its amaz­ing fea­tures that amazed the whole world is that Car­reras' reper­toire also in­cludes over 600 dif­fer­ent styles from baroque to mod­ern mu­sic! His discs be­came gold and plat­inum many times.

When Car­reras is asked about his fa­vorite party, he laughs. For him it's like choos­ing a beloved grand­son. But still he sin­gles out Ru­dolph in Bohemia, Richard in «The Mas­quer­ade» opera, Jose in «Car­men».

It is in­ter­est­ing that the Na­tional Sym­phony Orches­tra of Uzbek­istan, ac­com­pa­nied by whom Car­reras will per­form, will be led by one of the most fa­mous con­duc­tors in the world, no less renowned Spa­niard mae­stro David Gimenez. He reg­u­larly col­lab­o­rates with such singers as Jose Car­reras, Placido Domingo, Anna Ne­tre­bko, Kiri Te Kanava, Roberto Alagna, An­gela Ghe­o­rghiu.

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