Saturday, 9 May 2009

Interview with Jose Carreras

May 8, 2009

Curtain falls on the Third Tenor José Carreras

He’s about to receive a lifetime achievement award in London. But José Carreras is quitting the opera stage

José Carreras has finished with opera. The revelation comes as the youngest of the Three Tenors prepares to receive a lifetime achievement award at the tenth Classical BRITs at the Albert Hall in London on Tuesday. Now 62, the great Spanish singer accepts that he could no longer meet the gruelling demands of the roles he has performed for the past four decades. “If I can do concert recitals,” he says, “adapting the repertoire to my needs, then no problem. But with operas, unless the right circumstances come up, my career is done.”

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