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Title: Jose Carreras in concert under the Acropolis
Location: Herod Atticus Theater under the Acropolis
Date: 2009-09-19

Jose Carreras September 2009 Concert in Athens

Legendary tenor Jose Carreras returns after four years since his last appearance for a concert with the ERT National Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of David Gimenez, on 19 September at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus – Herodion in Athens. Part of the revenues from ticket sales will be given to Floga, a Greek association of parents of children with cancer.

José Carreras holds a privileged position in the world of music. He was born in Barcelona, where he studied music. In 1970, he began his musical career at the Gran Teátre del Liceu in Barcelona with Nabucco and Lucrezia Borgia.

His musical career took off soon after his early public appearances at some of the most famous opera houses and festivals, from the Teatro alla Scala in Milan (Un Ballo in Maschera, 1975) to the New York Metropolitan Opera House (Tosca, 1974). Carreras has worked with the most famous conductors, including Herbert von Karajan, and his repertoire includes more than 60 operas.

During his long career, Jose Carreras has received numerous national and international awards and distinctions, including the Grand Prix du Disque from the Paris Academy, a special recognition by the Queen Sofia of Spain in 2004, and many others.

Don’t miss Jose Carreras with the ERT National Symphony Orchestra at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus – Herodion.

Start date: 19 Sep 2009
Start time: 21:00
Odeon of Herodes Atticus – Herodion
Dionysiou Areopagitou Street
Nearest Metro Station: Acropolis (Line 2)

€125, €85, €65, €55, €45

Box office:
Hellenic Festival Box-Office
39, Panepistimiou st, Pesmatzoglou Pavillion
Metro Line 2, Panepistimio station

For more information call: +30-2106002802
Possible online ticket sales at

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