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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:

  • 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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  • 30.06.2017 - Joseph Calleja debuts in ‘I due Foscari’ at the Salzburg Festival

  • Mr. Calleja makes his debut at the Salzburg Summer Opera Festival in a concert performance of Verdi's I due Foscari. In his role debut as Jacopo Foscari, Mr. Calleja stars alongside Plácido Domingo as Francesco Foscari, Maria Agresta as Lucrezia Contarini, Roberto Tagliavini as Jacopo Loredano, and Bror Magnus Tødenes as Barbarigo. The Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg will be led by Maestro...

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  • 19.06.2017 - Joseph Calleja’s role debut as Cavaradossi “couldn’t fail to seduce” (Backtrack)

  • "Calleja's performance was so confident, so open, so natural that one could only wonder why he hasn't tackled the role before. The sheer warmth of the voice and the easy swell of his phrasing couldn't fail to seduce, and there was power to burn in the big dramatic highs. He sang a particularly fine part in the Act III duet "Amaro sol per te m'era morire", when he tells Tosca that losing her was the...

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  • 11.06.2017 - Live stream: Joseph Calleja in concert on June 13 at 9pm (BST)

  • The Gramophone Award-winning tenor Joseph Calleja will be appearing at a special charity concert at London's Victoria and Albert Museum on June 13 at 9pm (BST) in aid of the Inle trust. Mr. Calleja will perform alongside soprano Rebecca Newman, pianist Vincenzo Scalera and Burmese classical dance Htike Yadana. To watch the live stream hosted by Gramophone, click here  For performance information...

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