His debut was in 1957 at age 16, in a baritone role in a zarzuela. His first important tenor role was Alfredo in La Traviata in 1961 - still only 20 years old, and he'd been singing smaller tenor roles since 1959. So the upwards (as it were) trajectory isn't anything like Vinay's.

Of course, while singing tenor roles, he made a recording in 1992 of the baritone role of Figaro in The Barber of Seville.