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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
211Alma soave e cara Popularity:

Opera: Maria di RohanComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.01

Type: recitative,ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo
212Ma chi vien? Popularity:

Opera: Gioconda, LaComposer: PonchielliAct: 2.06

Type: trioVoice: T Br MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enzo/Barnaba/Laura
213Incauta che festi! Popularity:

Opera: Elisabetta Regina d'InghilterraComposer: RossiniAct: 1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Matilda/Leicester
214Ah! fuggi da morte Popularity:

Opera: PoliutoComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.04

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Paolina/Poliuto
215Un giuramento atroce mi costringe Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 2.08

Type: recitativeVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Emperor/Calaf
216Ah! finalmente! Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.01

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelotti/A Sacristan/Cavaradossi
217Il padre ! Tenda natal Popularity:

Opera: Figliuol prodigo, IlComposer: PonchielliAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: Italian

218L'usato messo Ruiz invia Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.08

Type: Voice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manrico/Leonora
219Ah! Violetta voi signor Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.10

Type: trioVoice: T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Violetta/Giorgio
220Dovunque al mondo lo Yankee Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Sharpless/Goro
221Amaro sol per te m'era il morire Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.08

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Cavaradossi
222Qui del padre ancor respira Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.02-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edgardo/Enrico
223Ah! non piu a un tempio Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.08

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo/Violetta
224Lasciami in pace morire omai Popularity:

Opera: PoliutoComposer: DonizettiAct: 2.12

Type: quintetVoice: T S Br T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poliuto/Paolina/Severo/Felice/Nearco
225Mimì è tanto malata! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.07

Type: trioVoice: T S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo/Mimì/Marcello
226All infelice veglio Popularity:

Opera: due Foscari, IComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Jacopo Foscari
227Ma dunque e vero Popularity:

Opera: Adriana LecouvreurComposer: CileaAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Adriana/Maurizio
228D'un alma troppo Popularity:

Opera: PoliutoComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poliuto
229Gente la dentro! Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.04-2

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelotti/Cavaradossi
230O giovinetto! Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.07-1

Type: ChoirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Calaf
231Te lodiamo gran Dio Popularity:

Opera: Lombardi Prima CrociataComposer: VerdiAct: 4.07

Type: recitative,choirVoice: B S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pagano (Hermit)/Giselda/Arvino
232Intenditi con Dio Popularity:

Opera: FoscaComposer: GomesAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: Italian

233Addio amore! Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 2.05-1

Type: trioVoice: Br T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ping/Pang/Pong
234O mio piccolo tavolo Popularity:

Opera: ZazaComposer: LeoncavalloAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: Italian

235Signor sargente Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 1.18

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giannetta/Belcore/Nemorino
236Suvvia cosi terribile Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 2.09-1

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

Roles: Canio/Nedda/Tonio/Beppe/Silvio
237Dall aule raggianti di vano Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 1.12-2

Type: duetVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Federica/Rodolfo
238Perduta la battaglia Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: T B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Calaf/Timur/Liù
239O nuit sous tes ailes Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 2.01

Type: recitative,choirVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
240On me proposait d'être infàme Popularity:

Opera: Périchole, LaComposer: OffenbachAct: 2

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: French

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