Renowned Spanish tenor Jose Carreras is scheduled to hold a concert in Taichung on Saturday, with Carreras saying on Thursday that he hopes to surprise his audience.
Carreras, who is known as one of the Three Tenors along with Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti, will perform at the National Taiwan University of Sport's track and field stadium in his only concert in Taiwan this time.
"I came here to surprise the audience, I hope in a positive way," Carreras said in a light-hearted tone.
He said he has prepared at least one or two songs that will be different from his previous performances in Taiwan.
"We hope that they (audience) would like (it)," he said at a press conference.
Carreras will cooperate with conductor David Gimenez, the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra and Soprano Huang Li-chin (???) in the concert. The musicians will perform classic songs, including "Passion," "The Impossible Dream" and "Era de Maggio" (It was May).
Organizers of the Jose Carreras Farewell Concert Tour in Taichung will give out 100 free tickets to cancer patients.
Carreras, who has battled and recovered from leukemia in the 1980s, said he hoped the concert would give courage and hope to the patients.
The 70-year-old musician had said that he plans to retire from opera after his farewell world tour.