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Spanish tenor Jose Carreras, who fell ill nearly two years ago with leukemia, is resuming his career full time and says he will sing an entire opera this summer and begin filming a movie about Enrico Caruso in the fall. “I am ready to face this challenge as a real professional, not as a miraculously healed person,” the singer told a news conference at Milan’s La Scala Theater following an emotional two-hour concert that drew ovations from a sold-out crowd. Carreras, who has performed a number of concerts since he began a comeback last year, will sing in Luigi Cherubini’s “Medea” in Merida, Spain, in July. He said it would be a good test for tougher engagements later, including a world premiere of “Cristobal Colon,” by Catalonian author Lleonard Balada, in September.


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