December 15, 2000 |
"How are you, sir?" said Luciano Pavarotti to Jose Carreras. "Como s-ta?" "Too-toe benny," said Carreras. Or maybe he said, "Mule-toe benny." Pavarotti was in New York and Carreras was in Turin and I was in Chicago, and we were all on a conference call, waiting for Placido Domingo, who was in Washington, D.C. The Three Tenors have been the Backstreet Boys of opera ever since their first concert 10 years ago in Rome. At the time, Carreras was returning to his career after a bout of leukemia.
November 30, 1998 |
As a growing number of people--in and out of opera circles--knows, the Spanish tenor Jose Carreras is one-third of the box-office, opera-lite smash known as the Three Tenors, which has just released another sure-to-sell recording. Not surprisingly, people showed up in well-dressed droves to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Friday when Carreras performed a recital, more or less reprising the program he brought to Pasadena a year ago.
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November 27, 1998 |
The celebrated Spanish tenor Jose Carreras has built a solid reputation in the alternate cultural reality of the opera world over the past 25 years. But the general public may now know him best for his pop-cultural appearances as the slender third of the Three Tenors, who have just released another recording, "Live in Paris."
July 10, 1998 |
Luciano Pavarotti may not walk as easily as he once did, and he may even get light-headed on stage, as happened this past season at the Metropolitan Opera. Jose Carreras may not have much voice left. Placido Domingo may have a few other things to do, such as singing everywhere all the time, and running an opera company in Washington and a restaurant in New York.
December 8, 1997 |
On a bare stage at Pasadena Civic Auditorium--without even a hint of the many flowers that would materialize on that floor two hours later--Jose Carreras began his recital of art songs and arias for an enthusiastic audience of fans and followers Saturday night.
August 30, 1994 |
The boys are back--beaming, smirking, sweating, bellowing, selling, blowing kisses, waving hankies, punching the air with victorious fists and the sound system with climactic not-too-high notes. Jose, Placido and Luciano have returned (discreetly introduced, as always, in the alphabetical order dictated by their last names). The erstwhile pirates of the high C's are together again. First, in case you have been off the planet lately, there was the big concert at the Baths of Caracalla in 1990.