Jose Carreras

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Birthday
5, 1946
Birthplace
Spain
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
5, 1946 (age 70)
Birthplace
Spain

About

Tenor opera singer who performed as part of The Three Tenors with Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo.

Before Fame

At age eight he gave his first performance, singing 'La Donna e Mobile' on national radio; by 1972 he had won the Giuseppe Verdi Competition and began touring internationally.

Trivia

In 1987, at the height of his career, he announced he had leukemia and he set up his own foundation to help find treatments and cures for the disease, the José Carreras Leukaemia Foundation.

Family Life

He married Mercedes Pérez in 1971; the two had a son in 1971 and a daughter in 1978.

Associated With

His group is widely imitated and referenced in pop culture: for example, one American sitcom had Nathan Lane portray a would-be Fourth Tenor.