Full Name: Josep Maria Carreras i Coll
Profession: Opera Singer
Biography: One of the three tenors, Carreras debuted with the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1974, as Cavaradossi in Puccini's 'Tosca". He later debuted at La Scala, Milan in 1975, as Riccardo in Verdi's "Un ballo in maschera".
In 1988, he established the José Carreras International Leukemia Foundation, after his own diagnosis and recovery from the disease.
Born: December 5, 1946
Birthplace: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Age: 76 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius
- 1990-07-07 1st 'Three Tenors' concert featuring Plácido Domingo, José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti at Baths of Caracalla in Rome; recording becomes world's best-selling classical record
- 1994-07-16 "The Three Tenors", Plácido Domingo, José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti, perform in Los Angeles, California
Biographies and Sources
- Complete biography of Josep Carreras - Josep Carreras Leukaemia Foundation