Sudden death of international opera tenor, aged 43

The Spanish tenor José Ferrero died on Friday night at his home in Chinchilla, apparently of a heart attack.

After an early debut as Don José in Carmen, he developed a scholarly passion for baroque music and founded La Capilla Antigua de Chinchilla, with whom he made three Naxos recordings.

On the major-house circuit he sang at La Fenice in Venice, Teatro Sao Carlos in Naples, Teatro Real in Madrid, the Liceu in Barcelona. From 2011-2013 he sang Cavaradossi at Scottish Opera and later at Berlin State Opera. He was just easing his way into Wagner roles in Luxembourg and Geneva.

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