CARRERAS sings Donizetti, Bellini, Verdi 4808142

As one of The Three Tenors alongside Domingo and Pavarotti, Carreras found fame well beyond the opera world. He recorded "West Side Story" with Bernstein and has won two Gramophone Awards . . . I can remember the first time I was lucky enough to hear José Carreras. It was during a recording of "Der Rosenkavalier" in Holland and Jose was singing the tenor in the Levée scene. I remember my jaw dropping in a sort of sonic ecstasy! It was the most beautiful sound that came out of this amazing artist . . . I will treasure forever the memory of this sound, this presence, this amazing artist and human being.

. . . José Carreras is certainly caught in his prime in his two collections . . . [offering worthwhile rarities] in what is surely some of the most sheerly beautiful tenor singing from its period . . .

Carreras gives a joyful "Ed anche Beppe amò" and a well-paced Federico's Lament . . . His voice is firmly supported, rings freely and is without strain . . .

Dans les années 1970, José Carreras c'était encore la voix du bon Dieu, sans aigus trop ouverts ni abandons racoleurs. Plus que l'air de Paillasse ou celui de l'Alvaro de "La Force du destin", ce sont les premiers Verdi et des Donizetti peu connus qui révèlent sa vraie nature, à travers l'élégance irradiante de la ligne, l'ardeur conquérante du "slancio".