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José Carreras

Opera Singer José Carreras

Full Name: Josep Maria Carreras i Coll
Profession: Opera Singer

Nationality:
Spain
Spanish

Why Famous: 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: 74 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius

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