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José Carreras

Opera Singer
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Net worth 2018: $54 Million
Industry: Singers
Residence: Barcelona
Country: Spanish
BirthDay: 5 December 1946
Sigh: Capricorn
Height: 1.7 m
Education: Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu
BIOGRAPHY

José Carreras was bornon 5 December 1946 in Barcelona, Spanish, is Opera Singer. José Carreras is a Spanish tenor, best known for his performances as one of the Three Tenors. An internationally acclaimed opera singer, he helped popularize the genre to a wider audience across the globe. Born and raised in Barcelona, he started displaying his musical talents at a young age and was especially skilled at singing. At the age of six, he saw Mario Lanza in ‘The Great Caruso’ and was greatly inspired. From then on, he started singing incessantly, often irritating his family members. The elders in the family were quick to recognize his skill and arranged for him to get music lessons at Barcelona's Municipal Conservatory. He gave his first public performance at the age of eight and made his debut on the operatic stage at eleven. The child prodigy went on to study music at the Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu and also took private voice lessons. Within years he established himself as a successful and much sought after singer of the opera. Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé became his mentor and helped him achieve international stardom. Diagnosed with leukaemia at the peak of his career, he not only beat the deadly disease, but also went on to establish the José Carreras International Leukaemia Foundation to help others battling the illness.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2018

$54 Million

TIMELINE
2006

He married Jutta Jäger in 2006, but separated from her in 2011

1990

Their first performance at the ancient Baths of Caracalla in Rome, Italy on the eve of the 1990 FIFA World Cup Final was a thundering success and the recording of this concert became the best-selling classical album of all time

1987

He was at the peak of his career when he suddenly collapsed during a recording in 1987

1980

His streak of success continued well into the 1980s

1971

He went on to make his international debut in a concert performance of Maria Stuarda in London's Royal Festival Hall, again with Caballé, in 1971

1970

By the mid-1970s, he was an internationally acclaimed tenor who had sung the lead in 24 different operas in both Europe and North America

1958

In 1958, he made his debut in Barcelona's great opera house, the Gran Teatre del Liceu, singing the boy soprano role of Trujamán in Manuel de Falla's ‘El retablo de Maese Pedro’

1946

Josep Maria Carreras i Coll was born on December 5, 1946, in Barcelona, Spain, as the son of Antònia Coll i Saigi and Josep Carreras i Soler

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