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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 1,619,743 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 62 in 2019). José Carreras is the 50th most popular singer (up from 60th in 2019), the 88th most popular biography from Spain (up from 107th 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 50 out of 3,528Before him are Nina Simone, Toto Cutugno, Albano Carrisi, Constanze Mozart, Billie Holiday, and Joe Cocker. After him are Celine Dion, Ella Fitzgerald, George Michael, Phil Collins, 50 Cent, and Jennifer Lopez.

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Among people born in 1946, José Carreras ranks 26Before him are Benny Andersson, Mireille Mathieu, Jane Birkin, Diane Keaton, David Gilmour, and Timothy Dalton. After him are Elfriede Jelinek, Susan Sarandon, Rivellino, Guus Hiddink, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, and Roh Moo-hyun.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, José Carreras ranks 88 out of 2,932Before him are Maria of Austria, Holy Roman Empress (1528), Al-Zahrawi (936), Ramón Mercader (1913), Isaac Albéniz (1860), Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Portugal (1470), and Blanche of Castile (1188). After him are Peter III of Aragon (1239), Juan Gris (1887), Francisco de Orellana (1511), Anna of Austria, Queen of Spain (1549), Joaquín Rodrigo (1901), and Dolores Ibárruri (1895).

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), Victoria de los Ángeles (1923), Alfredo Kraus (1927), Manuel García (1775), Camarón de la Isla (1950), and Isabella Colbran (1785).