In a special edition of Front Row, Kirsty Lang talks to tenor Jose Carreras. In a wide-ranging interview, Carreras discusses his life and work, from his childhood love of singing and growing up in Franco's Spain, to his idea of forming The Three Tenors and his long-term friendship with Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti. He also talks about his recovery from leukaemia, its physical and emotional effect on his stage performances and his future plans. He reveals, too, how Pavarotti continued to look after him - even when he himself was dying

The programme also hears from music critic Helen Wallace, who assesses why Carreras was such a special operatic talent, and considers the effect his illness has had on his voice.

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