Josep Carreras (1946)
Born in Barcelona, Spain on December 5, 1946.
Born in Barcelona, Spain on December 5th, 1946. Better known as José Carreras (wikipedia). The youngest of the 3 tenors (the others are Placido Domingo & Luciano Pavarotti). One might argue if Domingo or Pavarotti is the 1rst Tenor, but Carreras is "always" the 3rd Tenor. For me Carreras always was my favorite. Now the older generation is being replaced, so who is the 4th tenor ? The 4th tenor is not really number 4, but the new number 1 tenor (in the world or just in the mind of the tenor lover). Almost 20 times have I seen Carreras live from 1990-2005. I have already seen Cura 70 times from 1997-2009. Carreras in mostly concert or recitals. Cura in mostly opera. Operas with Carreras that I have seen live: Herodiade 1995, Samson et Dalila 1996, Sly 1998 and 2000, Fedora 1998. And then I was in Vienna State Opera in 2004, February 27 for the Jose Carreras Gala: Part 1 recital, Part 2 last act of Sly, Part 3 last act of Carmen with Agnes Baltsa as Carmen.
1990-04-19 Recital Josep Carreras, Oslo Konserthus 1992-07-03 Recital Josep Carreras, Kongresshaus Innsbruck 1995-09-01 Hérodiade (Jules Massenet), Wiener Staatsoper 1996-04-06 Samson et Dalila (Camille Saint-Saëns), Opernhaus Zürich 1998-05-23 Sly (Ermanno Wolff-Ferrari), Opernhaus Zürich 1998-10-25 Fedora (Umberto Giordano), Opernhaus Zürich 2000-06-13 Sly (Ermanno Wolff-Ferrari), Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona) 2000-06-16 Sly (Ermanno Wolff-Ferrari), Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona) 2001-06-07 Concert Josep Carreras, Hampton Court (London) 2013-09-15 Josep Carreras matinee, Wiener Staatsoper 2014-05-02 El Juez (Christian Kolonovits), Teatro Arriaga (Bilbao) 2014-07-23 José Carreras & Simge Büyükedesa, Dalhalla (Rättvik)