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Tenors to star at Classical Brits

Jose Carreras (l) and Placido Domingo
The pair sang together at a concert in Jordan in October

Two of the surviving Three Tenors, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras, are to attend the Classical Brit Awards in London, it has been announced.

Carreras will collect a lifetime achievement award at the gala, which will include performances from Kathryn Jenkins and teen star Faryl Smith.

They are not expected to sing together at the event, but Domingo is likely to present Carreras with his honour.

Luciano Pavarotti, who completed the operatic trio, died in 2007.

Youngest artist

The singers played a string of concerts together, including an iconic performance on the eve of the 1990 World Cup in Italy and a rain-soaked performance at London's Hyde Park a year later.

Domingo and Carreras sang at a tribute concert at Petra in Jordan last year, which was their first performance together since Pavarotti's death.

They have yet to reunite on the UK stage.

Faryl Smith, 13, whose album has become the UK's fastest-selling classical debut, will be the youngest artist to perform at the Classical Brits.

Nominations for this year's awards will be revealed on 20 April.

For the second year in a row, the Royal Albert Hall ceremony will be hosted by Myleene Klaas.

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