Caragh soprano Celine Byrne to perform with Carreras

Jose Carreras and Celine Byrne.
CARAGH soprano Celine Byrne is to perform with internationally famous Spanish tenor Jose Carreras in October at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre.

CARAGH soprano Celine Byrne is to perform with internationally famous Spanish tenor Jose Carreras in October at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre.

The one night only event takes place on Sunday October 20

Carreras, easily the most famous tenor of our time, last appeared in Ireland in 2010 to a packed amphitheatre in Killruddery House and Gardens where his performance gained immense praise from all reviewers.

With less than 2,000 tickets available for the October performance the evening promises to be intimate affair as the tenor will be joined on stage by guest Celine, who wooed both her audience and Mr. Carreras when she appeared along side the artist at Killruddery in 2010.

Mr Carreras (born in 1946), a native of Barcelona, was first inspired to explore his gift at 6 years of age when he heard Mario Lanza perform.

He followed the Great Caruso on to the stage at the tender age of 11 and has been wooing audiences and melting hearts ever since.

“I am very much looking forward to visiting Ireland again. Irish people have such a love of music and art it is always a pleasure to perform in their company. It will be my first appearance in the new Dublin Theatre which I understand lets the audience and performers thoroughly share the intimacy of the evening, which is very satisfying,” said Mr. Carreras.

Tickets go on sale (€79.50) at www.ticketmaster.ie

- Paul O’Meara