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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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  • 06.05.2017 - Joseph Calleja: "La maturité a affermi la puissance de la voix" (

  • "La maturité a affermi la puissance de la voix, l'expérience en a conforté la largeur sans altérer l'unité des registres. La souplesse intacte autorise des cadences en forme d'arabesque, dessinée d'un trait habile. Subsiste aussi le léger grelot dont le ténor maltais a fait sa marque de fabrique. Ce signe distinctif, immédiatement...

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  • 23.04.2017 - Joseph Calleja stars as Cavaradossi with Grange Park Opera

  • This summer Mr. Calleja travels to the bucolic Grange Park Opera to star as Cavaradossi in Puccini's Tosca from June 8 through July 2. In a production by Peter Relton Mr. Calleja is joined by Ekaterina Metlova as Tosca and Roland Wood as Scarpia to complete this tragic love triangle. Maestro Gianluca Marciano leads the show from the podium. For tickets and program information, click here 

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  • 12.04.2017 - Joseph Calleja makes his Broad Stage Debut

  • In a tribute concert to the legendary tenor Mario Lanza, Joseph Calleja will make his Broad Stage debut in Santa Monica on May 10. The GRAMMY-nominated Maltese tenor, with "one of the loveliest voices in opera right now" (The New York Times) will sing a program of arias and popular classics. For tickets and program information, click here 

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  • 30.03.2017 - Joseph Calleja celebrates the Metropolitan Opera's 50th Anniversary

  • In celebration of the Metropolitan Opera's 50th Anniversary Joseph Calleja will sing on May 7 in a Gala Concert alongside the international opera community's brightest stars. Director and set designer Julian Crouch and projections designer 59 Productions set the stage for this unforgettable celebration. A formal dinner will follow the concert in Lincoln Center. For tickets and program information,...

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  • 18.03.2017 - Joseph Calleja appears in concert in Vilnius

  • Joseph Calleja travels to Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania for a solo concert at Compensa Hall on March 21. He will delight the Lithuanian public with a concert of arias, includes those for which he has become internationally well know. Mr. Calleja was recently named one of 'The World's top 10 male opera voice' (Le Figaro) and his recent portrayal of Don Jose was lauded as "Superb" (Chicago...

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  • 02.03.2017 - Joseph Calleja returns to the Metropolitan Opera in Verdi’s ‘Rigoletto’

  • Reprising his internationally celebrated portrayal of the caddish Duke of Mantua Joseph Calleja returns to the Metropolitan Opera to star in Verdi's 'Rigoletto' on April 19, 22, and 27. In Michael Mayer's hit production set in Las Vegas, Mr. Calleja is joined by Olga Peretyatko as the innocent Gilda and Željko Lučić in the tragic title role. Maestro Pier Giorgio Morandi leads the Metropolitan Opera...

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