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Live - The Comeback Concerts

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Live - The Comeback Concerts
Live - The Comeback Concerts


Following his recovery from leukaemia in 1988 the great Spanish tenor José Carreras performed a series of comeback concerts, and this recording presents a collection of excerpts from these very special events. It includes not only operatic arias but also art-songs and items from Zarzuela, revealing the whole broad range of his repertoire.

Spanish tenor José Carreras unquestionably numbers among the most important tenors of the second half of the twentieth century, yet in the consciousness of many people his biography is not only marked by his outstanding artistic achievements. The apparent tragic end of the career of the then 41-year-old singer as a result of a life-threatening illness, his triumph over death, and the entirely unexpected re-commencement of his career as singer have become just as much a part of public memory as the appearances with his tenor colleagues Domingo and Pavarotti who, as 'The Three Tenors', delighted an audience of millions throughout the world. José Carerras went on to establish a foundation that has collected millions of euros used to alleviate the suffering of the sick and provide scientists with financial support for their research into leukaemia.

Personnel: José Carreras (tenor), Vincenzo Scalera, Ronald Schneider (piano)


  1. Name
  2. Grieg: Ich liebe dich
  3. José Carreras welcomes the audience
  4. Tosti: Malia
  5. Toldrá: Canticel
  6. El cant dels ocells (Anònim Català)
  7. Mompou: Jo et pressentia com la mar
  8. Sorozabal: No puede ser
  9. Vives: L'emigrant
  10. Puccini: Nessun dorma (Turandot)
  11. Bellini: Ecco la tomba Deh'tu bell'anima
  12. Bellini: Vaga lunga, che inargenti
  13. A Scarlatti: Già il sole dal gange
  14. Bononcini: Per la gloria d'adorarvi
  15. Rossini: Oh come il fosco... Quell'alme pupille
  16. Hahn: L'heure exquise
  17. Duparc: Le manoir de Rosamnnde
  18. Mompou: Damunt de tu, nomes les flors
  19. Turina: Nunca olvida
  20. Obradors: Del Cabello mas sutil
  21. Lara: Granada
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