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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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  • 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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  • 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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