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<b>‘The José Carreras Collection’ Celebrates Classical Brits Lifetime Achievement Award</b>

‘The José Carreras Collection’ Celebrates Classical Brits Lifetime Achievement Award

At the 2009 Classical Brit Awards held in London on 14 May legendary tenor, José Carreras, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from hands of the Duchess of Cornwall with congratulatory speeches from Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Plácido Domingo. After his own acceptance speech, José Carreras then performed the closing number in this special 10th anniversary show, due for broadcast in the UK on ITV 1 on 19 May. To celebrate this, Warner Classics & Jazz have released a special 2CD set, entitled ‘The José Carreras Collection’. Globally renowned as one of the mighty ‘Three Tenors’, alongside the late Luciano Pavarotti and Plácido Domingo, José Carreras’ meteoric musical career began with early debuts at the world's most prestigious opera houses and festivals. The 14th May will mark the celebration of his outstanding contribution to the music industry, when Carreras collects his Classical Brit Award. José Carreras has performed in over 60 operas, including a number of operatic films, and his extensive discography stretches to over 150 recordings. Special guests on ‘The José Carreras Collection’, include fellow tenor Plácido Domingo and sopranos Barbara Frittoli, Barbara Hendricks and Eva Lind. This fantastic collection from Warner Classics & Jazz and José Carreras, brings together Neapolitan classics such as Torna a Surriento, Granada and Santa Lucia, with the sublime O soave fanciulla from Puccini’s La Bohème, and tracks like Moon River, and The Way We Were, proving that there is a little bit of Carreras for everyone on this exciting 2CD set. Click here for more information on this exciting release.

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