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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
121Forse in quel cor sensibile Popularity:

Opera: Roberto DevereuxComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.12

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke/Cecil
122Qui ribelle ognun ti chiama Popularity:

Opera: Roberto DevereuxComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.13

Type: duetVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke/Roberto
123Ed ancor la tremenda porta Popularity:

Opera: Roberto DevereuxComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Roberto
124Lascia ch'io pianga Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rinaldo
125Possente amor mi chiama Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02-3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke
126Questa o quella Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke
127Ella mi fu rapita Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke
128E il sol dell'anima Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06-3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke/Gilda
129La donna e mobile Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke
130A te o cara Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 1.12

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Arturo
131Alle fiere chi oltraggia gli Dei Popularity:

Opera: PoliutoComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.06

Type: ensembleVoice: S T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles:
132Alla morte lo serbate Popularity:

Opera: PoliutoComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.11-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S B T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Severo/Paolina/Callistene/Felice/Nearco
133Veleno e l'aura Popularity:

Opera: PoliutoComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poliuto/A Christian
134Ah! fuggi da morte Popularity:

Opera: PoliutoComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.04

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Paolina/Poliuto
135Tu sei commosso Popularity:

Opera: PoliutoComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nearco/Poliuto
136Sfolgoro divino raggio Popularity:

Opera: PoliutoComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.07

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poliuto
137La sacrilega parola Popularity:

Opera: PoliutoComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.10-1

Type: ensembleVoice: Br S T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Severo/Paolina/Poliuto/Nearco
138D'un alma troppo Popularity:

Opera: PoliutoComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poliuto
139Donna malvagio vision gradita Popularity:

Opera: PoliutoComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.03-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poliuto/Paolina
140Lasciami in pace morire omai Popularity:

Opera: PoliutoComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.12

Type: quintetVoice: T S Br T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poliuto/Paolina/Severo/Felice/Nearco
141Il suon dell arpe angeliche Popularity:

Opera: PoliutoComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.08

Type: quartet,choirVoice: S T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Paolina/Poliuto/Severo/Callistene
142On me proposait d'être infàme Popularity:

Opera: Périchole, LaComposer: OffenbachAct: 2

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles:
143Vous a t'on dit souvent Popularity:

Opera: Périchole, LaComposer: OffenbachAct: 1

Type: duetVoice: T MzLanguage: French

Roles:
144O del mio dolce ardor Popularity:

Opera: Paride ed ElenaComposer: GluckAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Paride
145Un tal gioco credetemi Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio
146Recitar! mentre preso dal delirio Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.17-1

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio
147No Pagliaccio non son Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 2.07-1

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio/Silvio
148Cammina adagio e li sorprenderai Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tonio/Canio/Silvio/Nedda
149Suvvia cosi terribile Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 2.09-1

Type: quintet,finaleVoice: T S Br T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio/Nedda/Tonio/Beppe/Silvio
150Vesti la giubba Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.17-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio
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