José Carreras

1946 - Today

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Josep Maria Carreras Coll (Catalan: [ʒuˈzɛb məˈɾi.ə kəˈreɾəs ˈkɔʎ]; born 5 December 1946), better known as José Carreras (, Spanish: [xoˈse kaˈreɾas]), is a Spanish operatic tenor who is particularly known for his performances in the operas of Donizetti, 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, performing in the world's leading opera houses and on numerous recordings. He gained fame with a wider audience as one of the Three Tenors, with Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti, in a series of large concerts from 1990 to 2003. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of José Carreras has received more than 1,468,815 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). José Carreras is the 60th most popular singer (up from 62nd in 2019), the 107th most popular biography from Spain (up from 125th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Spanish Singer.

José Carreras is most famous for being a Spanish tenor who was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 16 and underwent a successful bone marrow transplant from his sister.

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Among singers, José Carreras ranks 60 out of 3,541Before him are Albano Carrisi, Art Garfunkel, Constanze Mozart, Carlos Gardel, Little Richard, and Jennifer Lopez. After him are Glen Campbell, Marianne Faithfull, The Notorious B.I.G., Víctor Jara, Rod Stewart, and George Michael.

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Among people born in 1946, José Carreras ranks 32Before him are Timothy Dalton, Fabio Capello, Syd Barrett, Roh Moo-hyun, Dianne Wiest, and Susan Sarandon. After him are Rivellino, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, Benny Andersson, Marianne Faithfull, Guus Hiddink, and Emerson Fittipaldi.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, José Carreras ranks 107 out of 2,595Before him are Avempace (1080), Pablo de Sarasate (1844), Solomon ibn Gabirol (1021), Ibn Tufail (1110), Francisco Gento (1933), and Francisco Tárrega (1852). After him are Antipope Benedict XIII (1328), Miguel de Unamuno (1864), Dolores Ibárruri (1895), Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852), Miguel Primo de Rivera (1870), and Isabella Clara Eugenia (1566).

Among SINGERS In Spain

Among singers born in Spain, José Carreras ranks 4Before him are Julio Iglesias (1943), Montserrat Caballé (1933), and Plácido Domingo (1941). After him are Enrique Iglesias (1975), Lola Flores (1923), Teresa Berganza (1933), Alfredo Kraus (1927), Victoria de los Ángeles (1923), Manuel García (1775), Adelina Patti (1843), and Salomé (1939).