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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:

  • 25.02.2019 - Joseph Calleja: Cavaradossi at the Met

  • From March 18 - April 6, Joseph Calleja brings his stylish tenor to the role of Cavaradossi in Puccini's Tosca, with Sondra Radvanovsky and rising star Jennifer Rowley sharing the title role of the volatile diva at the heart of Puccini’s operatic thriller. Wolfgang Koch is the nefarious police chief Scarpia, and Carlo Rizzi conducts Sir David McVicar’s resplendent...

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  • 14.01.2019 - Joseph Calleja: Performances in Germany

  • Joseph Calleja spends the month of February in Germany, where on February 4 and 8 he stars as Edgardo in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, moving on to the role of Don José in Bizet's Carmen at the Bayerische Staatsoper on February 25 and 28, and March 3.

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  • 17.12.2018 - Joseph Calleja: Norma in Munich

  • On January 5, 9 and 12, Joseph Calleja reprises the role of Pollione in Bellini's Norma at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. His Norma is Carmen Giannattasio and Adalgisa is Angela Brower. Daniele Callegari conducts. He then travels to Vienna, where on January 22 he sings a recital with pianist Vincenzo Scalera at the Wiener Staatsoper.

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  • 11.11.2018 - Joseph Calleja: December concerts

  • For his last performances of the year, Mr. Calleja travels to the Musikkens Hus in Aalborg on December 6 to sing a concert with conductor Ramón Tebar, then, on December 11, he stars in the London Winter Concert at the Royal Festival Hall. The concert features principal artist Joseph Calleja, supported by soprano He Wu and the captivating young singing talent Beau Dermott....

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  • 08.10.2018 - Joseph Calleja: Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera

  • From October 25 - November 17, Joseph Calleja stars as Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera. Sondra Radvanovsky sings the title role and Wolfgang Koch portrays Scarpia. Carlo Rizzi conducts Sir David McVicar’s resplendent production. He will reprise this production next March with Jennifer Rowley as Tosca.

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  • 21.07.2018 - La prensa alemana y griega elogia la gira internacional de Joseph Calleja y Ramón Tebar

  • "El tenor lució, en un programa de gran complejidad por el exigente nivel del repertorio,  la emisión de una voz hermosa, natural, de vibrante squillo, marcada expresividad, convicción matizada y muy sentida con una gama de recursos interpretativos que iban desde la emocionada sutileza a la enervante emoción." Operaworld

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