(Born 5th December 1945)
Often identified as the youngest of "The Three Tenors" Spanish (Catalan) tenor Jose Carreras was virtually discovered, mentored and encouraged by Montserrat Caballe.
His beautifully expressive lyric voice was sought after and he performed no less than sixty roles in the opera houses of Europe, plus he recorded numerously before being stricken with Leukaemia at the peak of his career in 1988.
Following his successful treatment, he began the Jose Carerras Foundation dedicated to funding research into the disease.
Jose Carerras is one of the featured stars on our "Legends" product range.