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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:

  • 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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  • 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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