José Carreras is not often regarded as a "crossover" artist - in fact, he is one of the finest opera tenors of our time. He is also the initiator and host of an important yearly television benefit gala concert, whose proceeds help finance his foundation to fight leukemia. Many of the finest popular and classical artists appear in this benefit concert and the Deutsches Filmorchester has accompanied these artists since 1997.
Some of the performers with whom Lawton has appeared on the "José
Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Udo Lindenberg, Peter Maffay, Udo Jürgens, sKlaus Meine, Edita Gruberova, Sarah Brightman, Jon Lord, Al Martino, David Knopfler, Marshall & Alexander, Deborah Sasson, Erkan Aki, Sarah Connor, Patrick Lindner, and Kiri Te Kanawa.