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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
181Vieni amor mio Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.08

Type: Voice: T S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Cio-Cio/Goro
182Amore o grillo Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.04-1

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Sharpless
183Cio Cio San Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09-4

Type: Voice: Language: Italian

Roles:
184Viene la sera Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.11

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Cio-Cio
185Vogliatemi bene Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.13-2

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Cio-Cio
186Dovunque al mondo lo Yankee Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Sharpless/Goro
187Bimba bimba non piangere Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09-5

Type: Voice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles:
188L'imperial commissario Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.07

Type: Voice: T B Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Goro/Commissioner/Sharpless/Cio-Cio
189O figli o figli miei Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macduff
190Ah! la paterna mano Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macduff
191Sangue a me quell ombra Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 2.08

Type: quartetVoice: Br T S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth/Macduff/Lady McB/Banco
192Via le fronde e mano Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.09-1

Type: trioVoice: T Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macduff/Macbeth/Malcolm
193Schiudi inferno inghiotti Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.11

Type: quartetVoice: T B Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macduff/Banco/Macbeth/Lady McB
194Dove siam? Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.03

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Malcolm
195Che bosco e quello Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.04?

Type: ensembleVoice: B Br S T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles:
196Vittoria Vittoria! Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 4.09-3

Type: trio,choirVoice: T Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macduff/Macbeth/Malcolm
197Di destarlo per tempo il Re Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Banco/Macduff
198Padre m'abbraccia Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Walter
199Padre ricevi l'estremo addio Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 3.09

Type: trio,finaleVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Luisa/Rodolfo/Miller/Walter
200Fra mortali ancora oppressa Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 1.15-2

Type: quartetVoice: Br T B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Miller/Rodolfo/Walter/Luisa
201Il foglio dunque Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 2.11-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo
202Luisa non temer Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 1.13-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Miller/Luisa
203Quando le sere al placido Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 2.11-3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo
204Piangi il tuo dolore Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 3.06

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Luisa
205Donna per noi terribile Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Luisa
206Quai grida intesi Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Miller/Rodolfo/Luisa
207Dall aule raggianti di vano Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 1.12-2

Type: duetVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Federica/Rodolfo
208De este apacible rincon de Madrid Popularity:

Opera: Luisa FernandaComposer: Moreno TorrobaAct: nvt

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage:

Roles:
209Fra poco a me ricovero Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.12

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edgardo
210Sulla tomba che rinserra Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.10

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edgardo/Lucia
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