HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 26 August 2019 - Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C)
Almost 50 years into professional operatic singing, José Carreras, one of the legendary 'The Three Tenors', is concluding his scintillating career with a Global Farewell tour. Citi Credit Cardholders will enjoy the exclusive privilege to be part of this history-making moment as the opera supremo sings live in the one-off Hong Kong Performance at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Hall 5BC) on November 19, 2019. Tickets at HK$880-1,980 will be available on www.hkticketing.com starting from August 23, 2019.
The Performance is set to be extra special and emotional as it will see José Carreras say goodbye to Hong Kong, meaning this is one of the very last chances to indulge, with fellow fans and enthusiasts, into the divine and high-octane live vocal of the great tenor. He will be accompanied by an orchestra of 50 musicians on the stage to present a truly international operatic gala, where the maestro will be joined by the brilliant young local soprano Alison Lau. In addition, Chiu Tsang Hei, the cream of homegrown musician, is the orchestra music consultant for this show.
Ticket booking is open for all Citi Credit Cardholders from August 23 (Friday) onward.
José Carreras Farewell Performance in Hong Kong
Date: November 19, 2019
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Hall 5BC)
All Citi Credit Cardholders: August 23, 2019 onwards
HK$1,980 / HK$1,680 / HK$1,280 / HK$880
Period: August 23, 2019 onwards
Hotline: 31 288 288 (10a.m. -- 8p.m. daily)
About José Carreras
José Carreras, one of the legendary 'The Three Tenors', was born in Barcelona in 1946. He began singing onstage at the age of 11, but his role as Gennaro in Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia in 1970, opposite 'La Superba' Montserrat Caballé, is generally considered his real debut as a tenor. Carreras is widely represented in operatic and concert recordings, with more than 50 complete opera recordings to his name. From 1990 to 2003, he toured the world alongside Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti as part of 'The Three Tenors'. He won the 'Best Classical Vocal Performance' award in Grammy Awards 1990.
About Soprano Alison Lau—Special Guest in Hong Kong Performance
Soprano Alison Lau is one of the most promising operatic talents of her generation. She was the winner of the 'Gerhart Hauptmann-Theater' Special Prize at the 22nd Concorso Internazionale per Cantanti Lirici Spazio Musica in Italy, the First Prize at Yokohama International Music Competition in Japan, and the Outstanding Performance Award at the Metropolitan International Music Festival Vocal Competition in New York. She was awarded the Certificate of Commendation by the HKSAR Government.
Alison will be giving a special crossover performance with José Carreras.
About David Gimenez–the Performance Conductor
David Gimenez, a well-known conductor specializes in conducting at leading orchestras including Vienna Philharmonic in Vienna and the London Symphony in London. He has led the most prominent orchestras and soloists in renown venues all over the world, with regular collaborations with music giants such as José Carreras, Placido Domingo and cellist Yoyo Ma. The farewell performance of José Carreras in Hong Kong will also be conducted under his baton.
About Citi Prestige Card
Citi Prestige Cardholders can enjoy priority booking for the José Carreras Farewell Performance in Hong Kong. Citi Prestige Card, a premium credit card that offers benefit such as travel, dining and lifestyle privileges, a world of unforgettable experience await. You will get a complimentary 4th night stay at any hotel worldwide. And that's not all. You will also receive 20,000 Miles and enjoy unlimited global airport lounge access and complimentary green fees for you and your family to create unforgettable memories. For the card details, please visit www.citibank.com.hk/prestige .
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