Austria: Jose Carreras

Jose Carreras is one of the most outstanding personalities in the global music business. He was born in Barcelona, where he also studied music and began his professional career in the city's Gran Teatre del Liceu with roles in "Nabucco" and "Lucrezia Borgia". He was soon engaged to perform at the most important opera houses in the world, including La Scala in Milan, the New York Metropolitan Opera House, the Vienna State Opera House, the Royal Opera House London, the Munich National Opera House, the Lyric Opera in Chicago and numerous music festivals.

Jose Carreras has worked together with the most important conductors and directors of our age. His repertoire covers over 60 operas, and he has made over 150 recordings, including 50 complete operas and oratorios.

He has been awarded numerous gold and platinum records throughout the world. The countless national and international prizes and awards include his appointment as Kammersanger and life-long honorary member of the Vienna State Opera. He regards the main purpose of his life to be the International Jose Carreras Leukaemia Foundation, which he founded in Barcelona in 1988.

The original photograph of Jose Carreras has been taken by Ms. Patricia Woy.

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