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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:

  • 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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  • 02.10.2016 - Joseph Calleja: "Gozo’s two opera houses subject of documentary"

  • "International television documentary The Battle of the Operas in Malta, focusing on the existence of two opera houses in Victoria,  is now available for viewing on Arte. The camera team visited both the Astra and the Aurora opera houses with local international opera star Joseph Calleja and also filmed an exclusive interview with him at his home in Mellieħa. The celebrated singer began his...

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  • 26.09.2016 - Joseph Calleja: "Norma live from the Royal Opera House"

  • "The Eden Cinemas is today launching its 2016-2017 season of live cinema from the Royal Opera House in London. Joseph Calleja is playing the principal role of Norma’s secret lover, Pollione. The season will commence with a new production of Vincenzo Bellini’s bel canto opera, Norma, featuring Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja. The new production is conducted by Antonio Pappano and is...

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  • 22.09.2016 - Joseph Calleja Opens ROH Live Cinema Season in Norma

  • Following his opening of the company’s 2016-17 season earlier this month, Joseph Calleja now opens the Royal Opera House’s Live Cinema Season on Monday, September 26. The ROH broadcasts the Maltese tenor’s role debut as Pollione in Norma in a new production by Àlex Ollé of La Fura dels Baus. Joseph stars opposite Sonya Yoncheva in the title role, with Sonia...

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