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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:

  • 15.11.2016 - Joseph Calleja to sing Rodolfo in Puccini's La Bohème at the Deutsche Oper Berlin

  • Joseph Calleja will sing the role of Rodolfo in Puccini's La Bohème at the Deutsche Oper Berlin this January 3 and 6, 2017, alongside a formidable cast that includes Noel Bouley, Markus Brück, Ievgen Orlov, Jörg Schörner, Carmen Giannattasio, Alexandra Hutton, and Robert Watson. Maestro Ivan Repusic is on the podium. For more...

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  • 02.11.2016 - Joseph Calleja stars as Faust in Boito’s Mefistofele on a new DVD/Blu-ray release from the Bayerische Staatsoper

  • Joseph Calleja stars as Faust in Boito’s Mefistofele on a new DVD/Blu-ray release from the Bayerische Staatsoper and C Major Entertainment. The recording was taken live from the premiere production in 2015, which was designed and directed by Roland Schwab, along with musical direction from conductor Omer Meir Wellber. René Pape sings the title role with...

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  • 24.10.2016 - Joseph Calleja to sing Faust in Boito's Mefistofele at Bayerische Staatsoper

  • Joseph Calleja will sing the role of Faust in Boito's Mefistofele at Bayerische Staatsoper this fall, alongside Erwin Schrott and Ausrine Stundyte. Performances take place November 4, 7 & 10. Paulo Carignani conducts the Bayerisches Staatsorchester. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

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  • 17.10.2016 - Joseph Calleja to Sing Verdi's Requiem at Musikverein this Oct 22 and 23

  • This October 22 and 23, 2016, Joseph Calleja will sing the tenor solo in Verdi's Requiem at Musikverein, alongside Krassimira Stoyanova, Elena Zhidkova, Ferruccio Furlanetto, and the Wiener Symphoniker in Vienna, Austria.  For more information and tickets, click here.

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  • 11.10.2016 - Joseph Calleja and Sonya Yoncheva Sing "In mia man alfin tu sei.." from Norma at the Royal Opera House

  • Bellini's Norma at the Royal Opera House: "In mia man alfin tu sei.." Sonya Yoncheva & Joseph Calleja. For the complete YouTube Video, click here.

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  • 07.10.2016 - Joseph Calleja sings the Verdi Requiem in Vienna

  • On October 22 & 23, Joseph Calleja will be the featured tenor soloist for Verdi's Requiem, in two sold-out concerts at the Musikverein Wien. Philippe Jordan leads the Wiener Symphoniker and Wiener Singverein for these events, which also include soprano Krassimira Stoyanova, mezzo-soprano Elena Zhidkova, and bass Ferruccio Furlanetto. Standing room tickets have now been made available for...

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