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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:

  • 26.08.2017 - Joseph Calleja returns to the Met

  • The Metropolitan Opera’s 2017-18 season will reopen this September with Bellini’s timeless opera Norma, which will have its first performance on September 25 and go on until October 20. Mr. Calleja will sing in all performances and return to the Met in December to sing Pollione again with a second cast. His colleagues will include international opera stars like Sondra Radvanosky and Joyce...

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  • 23.08.2017 - Joseph Calleja: I due Foscari

  • Jacopo trouve en Jospeh Calleja un interprète complet et charismatique. Il faut louer la palette de couleur et l’attention aux nuances du ténor maltais qui permettent de donner une épaisseur à l’innocent persécuté. Du piano infime à l’aigu péremptoire il ne lui manque aucune cartouche, ni aucune demi-teintes qu’il...

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  • 19.08.2017 - Joseph Calleja designated as "Cavaliere al Merito della Repubblica Italiana"

  • Italian Ambassador Giovanni Umberto De Vito today honoured tenor Joseph Calleja with the high Italian decoration of ‘Cavaliere al Merito della Repubblica Italiana’. The Maltese tenor was given the award for his outstanding artistic talents in performing Italian composers’ work, his exceptional portrayals of numerous leading roles in Italian operas and his passionate performance of...

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  • 28.07.2017 - Joseph Calleja stars in Norma at the Metropolitan Opera

  • The 2017–18 season of the Metropolitan Opera opens with a new production of Bellini’s masterpiece, starring Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep...

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  • 17.07.2017 - Andrea Bocelli sings Joseph Calleja’s praises

  • Legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli has hailed Joseph Calleja as “one of the greatest protagonists of the current lyrical scene” as the two prepare to share the stage in Malta next month. “The quality of his vibrato, the sweetness of his timbre, the sensitive approach in his interpretations make him a complete artist able to meet and fulfil the de-mands required by the great operatic...

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  • 09.07.2017 - Joseph Calleja in concert with Andrea Bocelli

  • 2017 marks the 20th Anniversary of Joseph Calleja’s public debut in the world of opera. To commemorate this occasion, NnG Promotions are proud to announce world renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli as special guest for the annual Joseph Calleja Calleja Concert.The Joseph Calleja 20th Anniversary Concert will be held on the 19th August 2017 at The Granaries in Floriana with the participation of the...

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