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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:

  • 23.10.2017 - Joseph Calleja interviewed at Casa Italiana

  • The first “Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin” of this season featured Joseph Calleja, who was singing Pollione at the Met’s new production of Norma and will appear in the role through December. The interview took place on October 17 at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò. Watch the whole interview here.

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  • 21.10.2017 - Joseph Calleja sings Cavaradossi in Munich

  • Joseph Calleja returns to Munich in the role of Cavaradossi in Puccini's Tosca, which he sang for the first time last season at Grange Park Opera. The performances take place November 8, 11, 14, & 17. He's joined by a fantastic cast feauring Anja Harteros in the title role and Željko Lučić as Scarpia. Daniele Callegari conducts. For more information and tickets,...

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  • 17.10.2017 - Joseph Calleja interview at Casa Italiana in NYC

  • The first “Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin” of this season features Joseph Calleja, who is currently singing Pollione at the Met’s new production of Norma and will appear in the role through December. The interview will take place on October 17 at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò.

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  • 12.10.2017 - Joseph Calleja in annual fund raising concert on October 27

  • The fifth edition of the BOV Joseph Calleja Fund Raising Concert is being held on Friday, October 27 at the Palace State Rooms at the Palace in Valletta. All proceeds from the concert will go towards the BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation.Over the past year, the foundation has sponsored additional scholars, increasing the number to 28 – all of whom will be performing at the concert. Benefactors who...

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  • 02.10.2017 - Joseph Calleja: Norma interview

  • Listen to tenor Joseph Calleja talk about Bellini's Norma and his performances at the Metropolitan Opera. Ckick here to go to the interview.

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  • 30.09.2017 - Joseph Calleja: Interview about Norma

  • Listen to Joseph's latest interview about Norma at the Metropolitan Opera.WNYC

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