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Jose Carreras

Biography

Tenor opera singer who performed within the 3 Tenors with Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo. At age group eight he offered his first overall performance, performing ‘La Donna e Mobile phone’ on nationwide radio; by 1972 he previously received the Giuseppe Verdi Competition and started touring internationally. In 1987, in the elevation of his profession, he announced he previously leukemia and he setup his own basis to help discover treatments and remedies for the condition, the José Carreras Leukaemia Basis. He wedded Mercedes Pérez in 1971; both had a child in 1971 along with a child in 1978. His group is definitely broadly imitated and referenced in pop tradition: for instance, one American sitcom experienced Nathan Street portray a would-be 4th Tenor.

Quick Facts


Full Name José Carreras
Date Of Birth December 5, 1946
Place Of Birth Spain
Height 1.7 m
Profession Opera Singer
Education Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu
Nationality Spanish
Spouse Jutta Jäger, Mercedes Pérez
Children Albert Carreras, Julia Carreras
Parents Josep Carreras i Soler, Antònia Coll i Saigi
Awards Classic Brit Lifetime Achievement Award, Grammy Award for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album, Porin Award for Best Foreign Classical Music Album, Porin Award for Best Foreign Video Programme
Music Groups The Three Tenors
Nominations Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, Porin Award for Best Video Program
Movies The Making of West Side Story, The 3 Tenors, Paris 1998, Caballé Beyond the Music, Luciano Pavarotti: A Life in Seven Arias, Mozart: The Requiem from Sarajevo, José Carreras & Friends, Andrea Chénier, Jose Carreras Collection: Salzburg Recital, Johann Strauss Gala, Sissel: Northern Lights, Opera Hits, Verdi Favorites, Highlights from La Scala, Jose Carreras: Sacred Songs, José Carreras: Jubileum Concert, The Tribute to Pavarotti: One Amazing Weekend in Petra, La Bohème, Concerto di Natale with Jose Carreras, Jose Carreras Collection: Montserrat Caballe & Jose Carreras, Christmas in Vienna, I Lombardi, Puccini: La Bohème (Metropolitan Opera), The Three Tenors in Concert: Dodger Stadium, Verdi: Requiem: Claudio Abbado, Jose Carreras Collection: Arias & Misa Criolla, Herbert von Karajan: Verdi: Requiem, Stiffelio, Jose Carreras: Jose Carreras Gala, Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor, Jose Carreras Collection: A Bolshoi Opera Night
Star Sign Sagittarius

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#Fact
1Was the subject of a running joke on the Seinfeld (1989) episode Seinfeld: The Doll (1996) where the characters can only remember the names of his colleagues, Domingo and Pavarotti, but because Carreras' name escapes them, they refer to him as "the other guy.".
2Studied at the Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu.
3Member of the famous Three Tenors together with Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti in the 1990s.
4After surviving leukemia, he founded the José Carreras Leukemia Foundation, a charity which gives financial support to leukemia research (1988).
5Romantically involved with a young Polish model and photographer Patrycja Woy-Wojciechowska (b. 1975). They met orginally in 1993, at Carreras' concert in Poland, and have been together since 1997.
6Opera singer


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
50 años de2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Gossip Girl2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
1 quart de 32008TV Series performer - 1 episode
José Carreras - Energia2007Video performer: "Herido de amor", "Pomba Branca", "'Na sera 'e maggio", "La Joia", "Un núvol blanc", "Amor Particular", "Mon enfance", "La chanson des vieux amants", "Haja o que Houver", "Passione", "Mandulinata a Napule"
La tele de tu vida2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
La nit al dia2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sarah Brightman: Diva - The Video Collection2006Video performer: "Amigos para siempre"
Combien tu m'aimes?2005performer: "La Battaglia Di Legnano - Act III: Fra Queste Dense Tenebre & Campioni Della Morte" Composed by nm0006333
Terra Speranza2002TV Series performer: "Amore Perduto"
Freddie Mercury, the Untold Story2000TV Special documentary performer: "Che v' agita cosi?"
Bats1999performer: "Excerpts from 'Lucia Di Lammermoor'"
Three Tenors '98 World Cup Paris1998TV Special performer: "Lo Conosco un Giardino", "T'estimo", "Sous le ciel de Paris", "Solamente Una Vez", "Maria, Mari", "Torero Quiero", "Parlami d'Amore", "Tu, Ca Nun Chiagne", "Manha de Carnaval", "Ti Voglio Tanto Bene", "Voce 'e Notte/Quiero Desterrar de Tu Pecho el Temor", "Caruso", "Intenditi con Dio", "'O surdato 'nnammurato", "Ay, ay, ay", "Lolita", "You'll Never Walk Alone"
Hoodlum1997performer: "E Lucevon Le Stelle"
Only You1994performer: "Libiamo Ne' Lieti Calici" - as José Carreras
The 3 Tenors in Concert 19941994TV Special performer: "O Souverain! Ô Juge! Ô Père!", "With a Song in my Heart", "My Way", "Moon River", "Singin' in the Rain", "Tu, ca nun chiagne", "E lucevan le stelle", "America", "All I Ask of You", "Funiculì Funicul
Hector Berlioz: Te Deum1992TV Movie "Te Deum"
Cerimònia de clausura jocs olímpics Barcelona '921992TV Movie performer: "Friends for Life Amigos para siempre"
Cerimònia d'inauguració jocs olímpics Barcelona '921992TV Movie performer: "Himno a la alegría" - as Josep Carreras
Wurlitzer1985TV Series performer - 1 episode
Zauberhafte Weihnacht im Land der 'Stillen Nacht'2015TV Movie performer: "White Christmas"
Udo Jürgens - Mitten im Leben2014TV Movie performer: "Mein größter Wunsch"
Gent de paraula2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Once Upon a Time...2013Video short performer: "Ah! finalmente!"
No me la puc treure del cap2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
20 to 12010TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Memòries de la tele2007-2010TV Series performer - 6 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stiffelio1993TV MovieStiffelio
Weltstars singen Weihnachtslieder1992TV MovieSinger (voice)
Hector Berlioz: Te Deum1992TV MovieTenor
Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Premiere Collection Encore1992Video
Medea1989/ITV MovieJason
La Bohème1988La voce di Rodolfo (singing voice)
Carmen1987TV MovieDon José
Top Kids1987TV MovieEnrico Caruso
Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlos1986TV MovieDon Carlos, Infante of Spain
Romanza final (Gayarre)1986Julián Gayarre
Hérodiade1985TV MovieJoan (as Josep Carreras)
Andrea Chénier1985/IITV MovieAndrea Chenier
I lombardi alla prima crociata1984TV MovieOronte
Turandot1983/IITV MovieKalaf, sein Sohn
The Metropolitan Opera Presents1982TV SeriesRodolfo
Lucia di Lammermoor1982TV MovieSir Edogardo di Raveswood
Le bal masqué1981TV MovieRicardo / Gustave III
La Tosca1981TV MovieMario Cavaradossi
La forza del destino1978TV MovieDon Alvaro
Adriana Lecouvreur1976TV MovieMaurizio
Verdi: Kageki 'Tubakihime' Zenkyoku1973TV MovieAlfredo

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cerimònia d'inauguració jocs olímpics Barcelona '921992TV Movie musical director

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Zauberhafte Weihnacht im Land der 'Stillen Nacht'2015TV MovieHimself
Pappano's Classical Voices2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Evening Urgant2015TV SeriesHimself
L'últim partit. 40 anys de Johan Cruyff a Catalunya2014DocumentaryHimself (as Josep Carreras)
Udo Jürgens - Mitten im Leben2014TV MovieHimself
José Carreras Gala1995-2013TV SeriesHimself
Die Harald Schmidt Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Òpera en texans2013TV SeriesHimself
El convidat2012TV SeriesHimself
TeleMonegal2012TV SeriesHimself
Stoichkov2012DocumentaryHimself
Els matins a TV32012TV SeriesHimself
Àgora2012TV SeriesHimself
Página 22011TV SeriesHimself
Divendres2011TV SeriesHimself
8 al dia2011TV SeriesHimself
BBC Proms2010TV SeriesHimself
Legenden2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Imagine2003-2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Tenor / Himself
Willkommen bei Carmen Nebel2009TV SeriesHimself
Hora Q2009TV SeriesHimself
En noches como ésta2009TV SeriesHimself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2008TV SeriesHimself
The One Show2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
El Liceu a la platja. Recital Josep Carreras2008TV MovieHimself (as Josep Carreras)
Wiener Opernball2008TV SeriesHimself
José Carreras - Energia2007VideoHimself
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia2007TV Short documentaryHimself
The New 7 Wonders of the World2007TV MovieHimself
La nit al dia2006TV SeriesHimself
HARDtalk Extra2006TV SeriesHimself
El club2005TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show2005TV SeriesHimself
Senyores i senyors2005TV SeriesHimself
Arena2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Wetten, dass..?1988-2004TV SeriesHimself
DR-Explorer: Vandenes moder2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - Opera singer (uncredited)
Entre línies2002TV Series documentaryHimself
La noche abierta1999-2002TV SeriesHimself
Mundo VIP1996-2001TV SeriesHimself
Nit d'arts1999-2001TV SeriesHimself
Great Tenor Performances2000Video documentary
Musik ohne Grenzen2000TV MovieHimself
José Carreras: Christmas Concert1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Three Tenors Christmas1999TV Special
Three Tenors '98 World Cup Paris1998TV SpecialHimself
Peter Maffay: Begegnungen1998Video documentaryHimself
Redes1997TV SeriesHimself
The Three Tenors at Giants Stadium1996TV Special documentaryHimself
Charlie Rose1994-1996TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Late Show with David Letterman1995TV SeriesHimself
Persones humanes1995TV SeriesHimself
Mozart: The Requiem from Sarajevo1994TV Special documentaryTenor
The 3 Tenors in Concert 19941994TV SpecialTenor
The Vision: The Making of the 'Three Tenors in Concert'1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993TV SeriesHimself
Tres senyores i un senyor1993TV SeriesHimself
La Lloll1993TV SeriesHimself
La Marató de TV31992TV SpecialHimself (as Josep Carreras)
Bon dia, Catalunya1992TV SeriesHimself
Verstehen Sie Spaß?1992TV SeriesHimself
Cerimònia de clausura jocs olímpics Barcelona '921992TV MovieHimself - Performer (as Josep Carreras)
Cerimònia d'inauguració jocs olímpics Barcelona '921992TV MovieHimself (as Josep Carreras)
Guest Night1992TV Series
The Grand Opening of Euro Disney1992TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
A Christmas Celebration: Send Round the Song1992TV Movie documentarySinger of Misericordia
Lo mejor de la Expo'92 Sevilla1992Video documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
José Carreras: My Barcelona1991TV MovieHimself
Aspel & Company1991TV SeriesHimself
Carreras Domingo Pavarotti in Concert1990TV Movie documentaryTenor
Achtung! - Klassik1990TV SeriesHimself
Viva el espectáculo1990TV SeriesHimself
Le grand échiquier1981-1989TV SeriesHimself
Sábado noche1988TV SeriesHimself
La nit1988TV MovieHimself - Performer (as Josep Carreras)
Dilluns, dilluns1988TV SeriesHimself
Àngel Casas Show1984-1988TV SeriesHimself
Per molts anys1985TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'West Side Story'1985TV Movie documentaryTony
Identitats1985TV SeriesHimself
Especial Nochevieja 1984: Viva 851984TV MovieHimself - Performer
United Nations Day Concert1984TV MovieHimself (tenor)
The Metropolitan Opera: Centennial Gala1983TV SpecialTenor
Terenci a la fresca1983TV SeriesHimself
The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People1975TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Austropop-Legenden2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Duels2016TV Series documentary
Dolezal Backstage2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Die Ringstraße - Trilogie eines Boulevards2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2014TV SeriesHimself
Banda sonora2012TV SeriesHimself
No me la puc treure del cap2010TV SeriesHimself
Memòries de la tele2007-2010TV SeriesHimself
Catalunya.cat2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
1 quart de 32008TV SeriesHimself
La rentadora2007TV SeriesHimself
Les grands du rire2007TV SeriesHimself
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesHimself
Sarah Brightman: Diva - The Video Collection2006VideoHimself
80s2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Sendung ohne Namen2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Hitlisten des Nordens2004TV Series
Caballé, más allá de la música2003DocumentaryHimself
Without Walls1992TV Series documentary
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa: My World of Opera1991TV Movie documentaryChénier
Wurlitzer1985TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1996Golden CameraGolden Camera, GermanyBest Music InternationalThe 3 Tenors in Concert 1994 (1994)
1993BambiBambi AwardsClassical Music


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