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José Carreras

Singer details:

Voice: Tenor
Nationality: Spanish
Year of Birth: 1946

About José Carreras:

Josep Maria Carreras i Coll (Catalan: ; born 5 December 1946), better known as José Carreras (/kəˈrɛərəs/, Spanish: ), is a Spanish tenor who is particularly known for his performances in the operas of Verdi and Puccini.

Born in Barcelona, he made his debut on the operatic stage at 11 as Trujamán in Manuel de Falla's El retablo de Maese Pedro and went on to a career that encompassed over 60 roles, performed in the world's leading opera houses and in numerous recordings. He gained fame with a wider audience as one of the Three Tenors along with Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti in a series of mass concerts that began in 1990 and continued until 2003. Carreras is also known for his humanitarian work as the president of the José Carreras International Leukaemia Foundation (La Fundació Internacional Josep Carreras per a la Lluita contra la Leucèmia), which he established following his own recovery from the disease in 1988.

Carreras was born in Sants, a working class district in Barcelona. He was the youngest of Antònia Coll i Saigi and Josep Carreras i Soler's three children. In 1951, his family emigrated to Argentina in an unsuccessful search for a better life. However, within a year they had returned to Sants where Carreras was to spend the rest of his childhood and teenage years.

He showed an early talent for music and particularly singing, which intensified at the age of 6 when he saw Mario Lanza in The Great Caruso. The story recounted in his autobiography and numerous interviews is that after seeing the film, Carreras sang the arias incessantly to his family, especially "La donna è mobile", often locking himself in the family's bathroom when they became exasperated with his impromptu concerts. At that point, his parents, with the encouragement of his grandfather Salvador Coll, an amateur baritone, found the money for music lessons for him. At first he studied piano and voice with Magda Prunera, the mother of one of his childhood friends, and at the age of 8, he also started taking music lessons at Barcelona's Municipal Conservatory.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Mais venez donc! Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: T S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Werther/Sophie/Charlotte
2Lorsque l'enfant revient d'un voyage Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
3Je ne sais si je veille Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
4Un autre est son époux! Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
5Vous l'avez dit mon âme Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.04-3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
6Dammi tu forza o cielo Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.10

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
7Amami Alfredo Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.12-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
8Alfredo voi Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.17

Type: ensembleVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
9Parigi o cara Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
10Oh! qual pallor Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
11Un di felice eterea Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
12Chi voi siate l'audace parola Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.19-1

Type: Voice: cA T B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ulrica/Riccardo/Samuel/Oscar
13Che v'agita cosi? Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.14-2

Type: trioVoice: cA S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ulrica/Amelia/Riccardo
14Tu qui, Santuzza? Popularity:

Opera: Cavalleria RusticanaComposer: MascagniAct: 1.13

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Turiddu/Santuzza
15Mamma, quel vino è generoso Popularity:

Opera: Cavalleria RusticanaComposer: MascagniAct: 1.21

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Turiddu/Lucia
16Viva il vino spumeggiante Popularity:

Opera: Cavalleria RusticanaComposer: MascagniAct: 1.19-2

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Turiddu/Lola
17O Lola ch'hai di lattl la cammisa Popularity:

Opera: Cavalleria RusticanaComposer: MascagniAct: 1.02-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Turiddu
18Cammina adagio e li sorprenderai Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tonio/Canio/Silvio/Nedda
19Figlio che fai Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.08

Type: recitativeVoice: B T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Timur/Calaf/Liù
20Un giuramento atroce mi costringe Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 2.08

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Emperor/Calaf
21Della cieca fortuna Popularity:

Opera: Elisabetta Regina d'InghilterraComposer: RossiniAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leicester
22Deh! scusa i trasporti Popularity:

Opera: Elisabetta Regina d'InghilterraComposer: RossiniAct: 2

Type: duetVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Norfolk/Leicester
23Non ha per me un accento Popularity:

Opera: StiffelioComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Stiffelio/Lina
24Colla cenere disperso Popularity:

Opera: StiffelioComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05

Type: quartetVoice: T B T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Stiffelio/Jorg/Raffaele/Stankar
25Dite ai fratei che al tempio Popularity:

Opera: StiffelioComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05

Type: recitativeVoice: T B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Stiffelio/Jorg/Raffaele
26Ah! v'appare in fronte scritto Popularity:

Opera: StiffelioComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Stiffelio/Stankar
27Di qua varcando Popularity:

Opera: StiffelioComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03

Type: aria,ensembleVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Stiffelio
28Oh! qual m'invade Popularity:

Opera: StiffelioComposer: VerdiAct: 1.19

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Stiffelio
29Vidi dovunque gemere Popularity:

Opera: StiffelioComposer: VerdiAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Stiffelio
30Tu che a Dio spiegasti l'ali Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.14

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edgardo/Raimondo
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