2006/07/03

Carreras will sing in Sarajevo again

panish tenor Jose Carreras will sing again in Sarajevo, 12 years after performing in a burned-out library to raise money for rebuilding the war-ravaged Bosnian capital.

The singer said Saturday that he will perform July 10 with the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Spanish conductor David Jimenez as part of a music festival.

Carreras said he was excited to be returning to Bosnia, where in June 1994 he joined conductor Zubin Mehta and other stars in a charity performance of Mozart's Requiem Mass at the National Library, which had been burned to a hulk two years earlier by Serb shelling.

Carreras also said he and the other two members of the opera trio known as The Three Tenors — Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo — have received an offer from Russian promoters to perform in Moscow's Red Square and are trying to see if their work schedules will allow them to perform.

The Three Tenors have performed more than 30 concerts together since their first show in 1990 in Rome. Their last performance was in late 2003 in the United States.

One of their traditions has been to sing together on the last weekend of the soccer World Cup in the host country, but this year the lineup will be different: Domingo will be joined by tenor Rolando Villazon and soprano Anna Netrebko at a concert in Berlin on July 7.

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