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Joseph Calleja

“Only one lyric tenor on the scene today has the honeyed tone and ingratiating style to make comparisons to Pavarotti and Gigli seem serious, and it is Calleja, the man from Malta, who … is now maturing into an artist of the first rank.” – New Yorker. Blessed with a golden-age voice that routinely inspires comparisons to “legendary singers from earlier eras: Jussi Björling, Beniamino Gigli, even Enrico Caruso” (Associated Press), Maltese-born Joseph Calleja has quickly become one of the most acclaimed and sought-after tenors today. His expansive discography and frequent appearances on the world’s leading opera and concert stages prompted NPR to hail him as “arguably today’s finest lyric tenor,” and led to his being voted Gramophone magazine’s 2012 Artist of the Year. A Grammy-nominated recording artist for Decca Classics, he has released five solo albums for the label.

Latest News:

  • 27.02.2020 - Friday Night is Music Night

  • On March 3, Joseph Calleja stars in the BBC’s “Friday Night is Music Night” at the London Palladium. Bruno Tonioli presents this show, with Carly Paoli joining Joseph Calleja in an evening of timeless classics including Nessum Dorma, Moon River, Strangers in the night and many more.

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  • 15.12.2019 - Joseph Calleja: La Bohème in Dresden

  • On January 4, 25 and 31, Joseph Calleja stars as Rodolfo in Puccini's La Bohème at the Semperoper Dresden. Joining him are Iulia Maria Dan as Mimì and Julia Muzychenko as Musetta with Pietro Rizzo on the podium.

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  • 18.11.2019 - Joseph Calleja: December performances

  • On November 30, December 3 and 6, Joseph Calleja stars as Cavaradossi in Puccini's Tosca at the Wiener Staatsoper, with Evgenia Muraveva in the title role and Bryn Terfel as Scarpia. He then participates in the International Concert Series in Dublin, where he'll perform popular opera arias and Christmas songs on December 9, followed by his last concert of the year at the Palau de...

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  • 28.10.2019 - Joseph Calleja: November concerts

  • This upcoming month, Joseph Calleja sings a Gala Concert with Sondra Radvanovsky, Kate Aldrich and Nelson Martínez on November 9 at the Sala Sinfónica Pablo Casals in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He then rejoins Ms. Radvanovsky on November 17 for a concert at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. Lastly, he travels to Moscow to sing a concert on November 21.

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  • 18.08.2019 - Joseph Calleja: Luisa Miller in Chicago

  • Joseph Calleja sings Rodolfo in Verdi's Luisa Miller at the Lyric Opera of Chicago from October 12 - 31. He performs alongside Krassimira Stoyanova as Luisa, Quinn Kelsey as Miller, Soloman Howard as Wurm, Christian Van Horn as Walter.

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  • 14.07.2019 - Joseph Calleja: August concerts

  • On August 4, Joseph Calleja makes his debut this summer at the Festival Castell de Peralada with a recital of opera arias and song in the setting of the Carme Church. He then performs at the Riga Jurmala Music Festival on August 17 with pianist Vincenzo Scalera. The program features Mozart, Donizzeti, Massenet, Verdi, Puccini and others. His last summer performance is...

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