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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:

  • 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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  • 16.07.2018 - Joseph Calleja: Luisa Miller in Hamburg

  • This September, Joseph Calleja sings Rodolfo in Verdi's Luisa Miller at the Hamburg Opera. Nino Machaidze stars as the title role, Ramaz Chikviladze is Wurm, Il Conte di Walter is Vitalij Kowaljow and Roberto Frontali is Miller. Alexander Joel leads the orchestra from September 22 - October 11. For more information and tickets, click here.

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  • 24.06.2018 - Joseph Calleja: Summer performances

  • On July 9 and 13 at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Joseph Calleja sings Cavaradossi in Puccini's Tosca, opposite Angela Gheorghiu in the title role, with Thomas Hampson as Scarpia. Afterwards he travels to Malta, where on July 21 he sings a concert with Eros Ramazzotti.

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  • 29.04.2018 - Interview mit Joseph Calleja

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  • 29.04.2018 - Joseph Calleja: Concerts and recitals

  • Joseph Calleja's upcoming performances take him to England first, where he sings two Opera Galas, in London (May 21) and Birmingham (May 25). On the month of June, he sings two recitals, in Copenhagen (June 2) and Bergen (June 5), followed by a concert in Bremen (June 14) and four Opera Galas, in Grafenegg (June 21 and 22), Bad Kissingen (June 24) and Athens (June 29).

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