José Carreras Farewell Concert to be Broadcast

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: © Doppiaa)

The Wiener Staatsoper is set to broadcast José Carreras’ farewell concert on ORF.

The concert, which is set to be held on Sept. 14, 2021, will be broadcast on Oct. 3, 2021.

Carreras will bid farewell to the State Opera in a gala that will also feature Elīna Garanča and Lorenzo Bavaj. The famed tenor will donate his fee for this special farewell evening to the CAPE 10 charitable foundation, which promotes the welfare of people in need through no fault of their own, especially those who have fallen into a precarious situation due to illness.

Throughout his career with the Wiener Staatsoper, the tenor performed 14o times in such roles as Rodolfo, Don Carlo, Calaf, Samson, Don Jose, Werther, Alfredo, and Stiffelio.