José Carreras

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Josep Maria Carreras i Coll (Catalan pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛp kəˈreɾəs]; born 5 December 1946), better known as José Carreras (Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈse kaˈreɾas]), 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 opera 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 on the stages of the world's leading opera houses and in the recording studio.

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.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1983 Carmen Georges Bizet; Agnes Baltsa, José Carreras, José van Dam, Katia Ricciarelli, Chœur de l’Opéra de Paris, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 3
1987 Merry Christmas Jose Carreras 1
1988 Madama Butterfly (1987 studio cast) Giacomo Puccini; Mirella Freni, José Carreras, Teresa Berganza, Juan Pons, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, Giuseppe Sinopoli 1
1990 Recital de canciones José Carreras 1
1991 Arias Giuseppe Verdi feat. José Carreras 1
1991 La bohème (1987 film cast) Giacomo Puccini; Barbara Hendricks, José Carreras, Gino Quilico, Angela Maria Blasi, Chœur de Radio France, Maîtrise de Radio France, Orchestre National de France, James Conlon 1
1992 José Carreras & Friends Sing Operatic Arias, Duets & Popular Songs José Carreras 1
1994 Zarzuelas José Carreras 1
1995 Requiem Verdi; Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Agnes Baltsa, José Carreras, José van Dam, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Chor der Nationaloper Sofia, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
1996 Passion José Carreras 1
1998 Love Songs from Spain José Carreras 1
2001 Tosca Puccini; Montserrat Caballé, José Carreras, Ingvar Wixell, Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Sir Colin Davis 1
2005 Together Strong José Carreras 1
2010 The 3 Tenors Sing Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti, Bizet, Wagner and More Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti 1
Hollywood Golden Classics José Carreras 1
The Best of Jose Carreras José Carreras 1
The Solo Collection José Carreras 1
Tu Tu Amore: Puccini's Greatest Love Songs Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1984 You Belong to My Heart Compilation José Carreras 1
1991 The Essential José Carreras Compilation José Carreras 1
1992 Amigos Para Siempre - Friends for Life Compilation José Carreras 1
1992 José Carreras Classics Compilation José Carreras 1
1992 The Tenors Compilation Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo & José Carreras 1
1993 Legendary Tenors: Jose Carreras Compilation Jose Carreras 1
1995 An Evening With José Carreras Compilation José Carreras 1
2003 Opera Arias Compilation José Carreras 1
2004 Festliche Weihnacht Compilation Luciano Pavarotti & José Carreras 1
2005 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of José Carreras Compilation José Carreras 1
2006 Christmas with the 3 Legendary Tenors Compilation José Carreras, Plácido Domingo & Luciano Pavarotti 1
2008 Mediterranean Passion Compilation José Carreras 1
2009 Ténors Compilation Pavarotti, Domingo, Carreras 1
2009 The José Carreras Collection Compilation José Carreras 1
José Carreras Compilation José Carreras 1
Jose Carreras and Friends Compilation Jose Carreras and Friends 1
The Essentials Compilation José Carreras 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1996 A Celebration of Christmas Live José Carreras, Natalie Cole & Plácido Domingo 1
2003 Junts Live Lluís Llach i Josep Carreras 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1993 Jose Carreras Sings Andrew Lloyd Webber José Carreras 1
1996 Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana / Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci Pietro Mascagni, Ruggero Leoncavallo; Montserrat Caballé, José Carreras, Matteo Manuguerra, Julia Hamari, Astrid Varnay, Renata Scotto, Ugo Benelli, Sir Thomas Allen, Leslie Fyson 1
Boleros and Love Songs of Spain José Carreras 1
Jose Carreras In Concert José Carreras 1
Sings Catalan Songs José Carreras 1

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