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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.

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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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  • 26.03.2018 - Joseph Calleja: Verdi and Boito at the Bayerische Staatsoper

  • On April 7, 10 and 13 Joseph Calleja takes on the role of Macduff in Verdi's Macbeth at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. He shares the stage with Simon Keenlyside in the title role and Anna Smirnova as Lady Macbeth. He remains in Munich to sing Faust in Boito's Mefistofele, with Erwin Schrott in the title role and Carmen Giannattasio as Margherita. Those performances take place on...

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  • 04.03.2018 - Joseph Calleja: Faust in Monte-Carlo

  • For four performances from March 23 - 29, Joseph Calleja portrays the title role of Gounod's Faust at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo. Marina Rebeka is Marguerite, Paul Gay sings Méphistophélès, Lionel Lhote is Valentin and Héloïse Mas portrays Siebel. Laurent Campellone conducts. For more information and tickets, click here.

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  • 08.01.2018 - Joseph Calleja: The Immigrant

  • Calleja had his big Hollywood moment when he portrayed Enrico Caruso in James Gray’s award-winning film “The Immigrant.” In the scene, which takes place on Ellis Island, he performs an aria from “La Rondine” and introduces Jeremy Renner’s character Orland the Magician.

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