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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
1Tonight Popularity:

Opera: West Side StoryComposer: BernsteinAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
2Dieu nous sépare Popularity:

Opera: JérusalemComposer: VerdiAct: 4.04

Type: trioVoice: T S BLanguage: French

Roles: Gaston/Hélène/Roger
3Un autre est son époux! Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
4Pays merveilleux Popularity:

Opera: Africaine, L'Composer: MeyerbeerAct: 4.05

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles:
5Ange adorable Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 1.09

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Juliette/Roméo
6On me proposait d'être infàme Popularity:

Opera: Périchole, LaComposer: OffenbachAct: 2

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles:
7Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix Popularity:

Opera: Samson et DalilaComposer: Saint-SaënsAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Dalila
8Pres des remparts de Seville (Seguidilla) Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Carmen/José
9Tu possedes dit on Popularity:

Opera: Juive, LaComposer: HalevyAct: 2

Type: trioVoice: T T SLanguage: French

Roles: Léopold/Eléazar/Eudoxie
10Ah! mes amis Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Tonio
11O Dieu Dieu de nos pères Popularity:

Opera: Juive, LaComposer: HalevyAct: 2

Type: ensembleVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Eléazar
12N'achevez pas! Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 3.07-4

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
13Parle-moi de ma mere Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 1.09

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: José/Micaëla
14Si Kätchen reviendra Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: French

Roles: Schmidt/Johann
15Mon père Dieu vous garde Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 3.01

Type: recitativeVoice: T B SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Frère Laurent/Juliette
16O Souverain o Juge o Pere! Popularity:

Opera: Cid, LeComposer: MassenetAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Rodrigue
17Ah! pourvu que je voie Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.12-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
18Ah! tout est bien fini Popularity:

Opera: Cid, LeComposer: MassenetAct: 3

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles:
19Aux armes! Popularity:

Opera: JérusalemComposer: VerdiAct: 2.16

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Hélène/Gaston
20Je suis Escamillo Popularity:

Opera: CarmenComposer: BizetAct: 3.06

Type: duetVoice: B-Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Escamillo/José
21Va je t'ai pardonn? Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.01-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
22Nuit d'hyménée Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.01-2

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
23Je veux encore entendre Popularity:

Opera: JérusalemComposer: VerdiAct: 2.11

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Gaston
24Il faut nous séparer Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Charlotte/Werther
25Dieu que ma voix tremblante Popularity:

Opera: Juive, LaComposer: HalevyAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Eléazar
26Pour mon ame Popularity:

Opera: Fille du régiment, LaComposer: DonizettiAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Tonio
27Vous l'avez dit mon âme Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.04-3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
28O nuit sous tes ailes Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 2.01

Type: recitative,choirVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
29On s'égorge on se tue Popularity:

Opera: JérusalemComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05-1

Type: Voice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Hélène/Gaston
30Vois ma misere helas Popularity:

Opera: Samson et DalilaComposer: Saint-SaënsAct: 3

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Samson
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