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Carreras Retires from Opera

Posted at 8:04 AM on May 8, 2009 by Rex Levang

Jose Carreras has announced that he's retiring from his operatic career. Carreras was one third of the phenomenally successful Three Tenors enterprise; he battled leukemia in the late '80s, but was able to return to singing in opera.

It's not a complete and total retirement--he says he'll still sing in recital. Details here.

UPDATE/MAY 11
No opera--or possibly opera? Carreras's management now tells the BBC that the tenor hasn't completely excluded the possibility, if the right opportunity came along. Newer details
here.