José Carreras & Friends - A Royal Gala Evening (1991)
From the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
José Carreras - tenor
Katia Ricciarelli - soprano
Agnes Baltsa - mezzosoprano
Ruggero Raimondi - bass-baritone
Amanda Smith - violin
London Arts Orchestra
Jacques Delacôte - conductor
2:35 Bernstein - Overture from “Candide”
7:09 Leoncavallo - La Mattinata
10:03 Bizet - Seguidilla from "Carmen"
12:28 Puccini - O mio babbino caro from "Gianni Schicci"
17:05 Gounod - Mephistopheles Serenade from "Faust"
20:55 Mascagni - Intermezzo from "Cavalleria Rusticana"
24:36 Mascagni - Tu qui, Santuzza? from "Cavalleria Rusticana"
35:30 Massenet - Dance: Castillane from "Le Cid"
38:43 Massenet - Dance: Madrilene from "Le Cid"
40:50 Massenet - Pourquoi me reveiller? from "Werther"
44:05 Catalani - Ebben? Ne andro lonatana from "La Wally"
48:33 Theodorakis arr. Ortega - To Treno Fevgi Stis Okto
52:48 Tosti - L'Ultima Cazone
57:24 Massenet - Meditation from "Thais"
1:03:24 Mascagni - Voi lo sapete, o mamma from "Cavalleria Rusticana"
1:08:05 Rossini - Oh che muso, che figura! from "L'Italiana in Algeri"
1:12:49 Bernstein - Tonight from "West Side Story"
1:15:13 Lara arr. Ballota - Granada
1:21:15 Verdi - Brindisi from "La Traviata"
A Royal Gala Evening in the presence of TRH Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, starring Jose Carreras with Agnes Baltsa, Katia
Ricciarelli and Ruggero Raimondi. Accompanied by the London Arts Orchestra, conductor Jacques Delacôte and assistant conductor Paul Christ, the evening is a blend of operatic arias, duets and popular songs.
This glittering event is being staged in aid of The José Carreras International Leukaemia Foundation. The aims of the foundation, set up by Carreras, are to channel funds directly into research and to the setting up of scholarships to enable scientists to devote their entire energies to fighting this serious disease.
All proceeds from both the evening itseif and sales of this television presentation go to the Foundation.
In addition to the occasion's royal patrons, the patrons of honour are Their Excellencies the Ambassadors of America, Greece, Italy, Japan, USSR, Spain and Switzerland. Other patrons are Sir Colin Davis, Denny Dayviss, Dame Alicia Markova DBE, Janet Suzman and Sir John Tooley.
The Producer and Presenter on stage is Alan Sievewright.