The late José Ferrero was born in Albacete and received his musical education in his native city and in Valencia, where he studied singing with Ana Luisa Chova. In recent years he had established himself as a sought-after tenor, performing at the most prestigious theatres, concert halls and festivals in Spain and throughout Europe, including the Teatro La Fenice, Venice, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisbon, Teatro Real, Madrid, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, Palau de la Música, Valencia, Teatro Regio, Turin, and Le Corum, Montpellier. During the 2011/12 and 2012/13 seasons he appeared as Cavaradossi (Tosca) at the Scottish Opera and he made his début at the Berlin State Opera in the same rôle. His career then brought major rôles in leading opera houses in Spain and abroad, and collaborations with distinguished conductors and colleagues. José Ferrero recorded for Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Naxos and Columna Música, and, among other awards, won the 2012 Premio Lírico Teatro Campoamor for his performance of Siegmund (Die Walküre) at the Teatro de la Maestranza, Seville. His interest in early and baroque music led him to found the Capilla Antigua de Chinchilla, with which he made three recordings for Naxos.