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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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  • 12.12.2017 - Joseph Calleja Brings To Life The Heroes And Villains Of Verdi’s Operatic World With New Album

  • Joseph Calleja, one of the world’s leading tenors, returns with a new album, Verdi, due for release on February 2. The album sees Calleja explore the light and dark in Verdi’s heroic tenor roles and features guest appearances from soprano Angela Gheorghiu and baritone Vittorio Vitelli. For more information about this upcoming album, click here. Pre-order your album via Amazon or...

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  • 11.12.2017 - Joseph Calleja: Tosca in London

  • Once Norma ends at the Metropolitan Opera, Joseph Calleja flies to London to sing Cavaradossi in Puccini's Tosca at the Royal Opera House from January 15 until February 7. Adrianne Pieczonka sings Tosca and Gerald Finley is Scarpia. Dan Ettinger conducts.

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  • 26.11.2017 - Calleja new CD release: The Metropolitan Opera 50th Anniversary gala

  • The Metropolitan Opera has announced the release of its 50th Anniversary Gala on a 3-CD set featuring the artists that performed on May 7, 2017, when the Met celebrated its golden anniversary in Lincoln Center. The artists featured on the historic night include Piotr Beczała, Ben Bliss, Stephanie Blythe, Joseph Calleja, Javier Camarena, Dwayne Croft, Diana Damrau, David Daniels, Joyce DiDonato,...

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  • 15.11.2017 - Joseph Calleja: new ROH Norma DVD

  • Bel Canto fans will be treated to a new Norma from the Royal Opera House with a stellar cast. Sonya Yoncheva stars in the Mount Everest of soprano roles as Norma alongside Joseph Calleja as Pollione. Sonia Ganassi sings the role of Adalgisa while Antonio Pappano conducts. Opus Arte will release the DVD.

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  • 12.11.2017 - Joseph Calleja comes back to the Metropolitan Opera

  • For the end of the year, Joseph Calleja returns to the Metropolitan Opera to portray Pollione in Bellini's Norma for the second time this season. The December run will feature Angela Meade as Norma and Jamie Barton as Adalgisa. Joseph Colaneri will conduct on December 1, 5, 8, 11 and 16. For more information and tickets, click here.

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  • 25.10.2017 - Joseph Calleja: Fundraising concert

  • The fifth edition of the BOV Joseph Calleja Fundraising Concert is being held on Friday at the Palace state rooms in Valletta. Following the concert, patrons will be invited to attend a reception at the Casino Maltese. The annual fundraiser will feature Calleja performing along with a number of scholars who have been supported by the BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation. All proceeds from the concert will go...

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