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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:

  • 16.01.2017 - Joseph Calleja returns to Lyric Opera of Chicago in 'Carmen'

  • Joseph Calleja stars as Don José in Bizet's Carmen, this season at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Performances take place February 11, 15, 19, 22 & 28 and March 3 & 6 at Chicago's Civic Opera House, featuring a new-to-Chicago production directed by Rob Ashford. Ekaterina Gubanova sings the title role, with Eleonora Burrato as Micaëla, and Christian...

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  • 08.01.2017 - Joseph Calleja - Celebrating Malta at the BOZAR in Brussels

  • Joseph Calleja is the featured soloist in the Official Opening Concert of the 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, hosted at the BOZAR in Brussels on January 16. Mr. Calleja performs with The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Brian Schembri. The concert is part of a multi-month celebration of Maltese culture at the BOZAR, which began on January 1 and...

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  • 28.12.2016 - Joseph Calleja sings Rodolfo in 'La Bohème'

  • Joseph Calleja returns to the Deutsche Oper Berlin in the new year to star in a signature role, Rodolfo in Puccini’s timeless La Bohème. He takes the stage on January 3 & 6, in a cast that also features Carmen Giannattasio as Mimì, Alexandra Hutton as Musetta, and Markus Brück sings Marcello. Conductor Ivan Repusic leads from the pit, for...

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  • 22.12.2016 - Full house for Joseph Calleja's fundraising concert

  • by Gozo News Wire | The BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation held its annual Fund Raising Concert earlier this month. This year, the 300-year old Teatru Manoel provided the best backdrop possible for this 90-minute programme that saw Joseph Calleja accompanied by several of the Foundation’s scholars, and the inimitable Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Mro Brian Schembri. Simone...

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  • 18.12.2016 - Joseph Calleja - Verdi album coming soon!

  • by Christophe Rizoud | De tous les grands ténors du moment, il est un de ceux qui ne sont jamais invités à l’Opéra de Paris. Pourquoi? Joseph Calleja, pourtant, maîtrise comme nul autre un art de la demi-teinte qu’il met actuellement à profit dans l’enregistrement d’un album Verdi. View Article

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  • 22.11.2016 - BOV Joseph Calleja Fundraising Concert

  • Joseph Calleja takes the stage at the Teatru Manoel on December 7, to raise funds for his eponymous BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation. Since 2013, Calleja has worked in tandem with the Bank of Valletta to guide the Foundation, which supports Maltese young artists and children in need. The concert highlights performances by Mr. Calleja as well as several of the Foundation’s scholars,...

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