Since its inception, the gala alone has raised well over 71 million.It was originally conceived to raise money for Carreras's leukemia foundation and as a way for his colleagues, Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti, to welcome their "little brother" back to the world of opera.

30 Recordings edit Complete operas edit This list is a representative selection of notable commercial recordings from the peak years of José Carreras's career.15 He has also increasingly performed and recorded with artists from outside the classical music world, such as Diana Ross, Edyta Górniak, Lluis Llach, Peter Maffay, Udo Jürgens, Klaus Meine, Charles Aznavour, Kim Styles, Sarah Brightman, Vicky Leandros, Jackie Evancho, Sissel Kyrkjebø, Debbie Harry, Majida.Trionfale ritorno del tenore: i loggionisti gli hanno anche consegnato una medaglia Corriere della Sera, 11 November 1989 Michael Oliver, Gramophone Magazine, August 1993.g.

Provision of social services to leukemia patients and their families, including free accommodation near transplant centres.Throughout his teenage years, he continued to study music, moving on to the Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu and taking private voice lessons, first with Francisco Puig and later with Juan Ruax, whom Carreras has described as his "artistic father"."José Carreras International Leukaemia Foundation: Presentation".