MADRID – Spanish opera singer Jose Carreras, one of the famed “Three Tenors” along with Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti, announced his retirement from opera in a newspaper interview published on Friday. Carreras, 62, who thrived as a performer after surviving leukemia, told the British newspaper The Times that he could no longer withstand the rigors of performing principal roles, unamplified, to opera houses, Reuters reported.
But a manager for Carreras said that the British newspaper had misrepresented the singer’s remarks, according to the New York Times. Michael Storrs, the singer’s international manager, said Carreras would continue to perform opera if the right role came along. “It’s a complete nonstory,” Storrs said.