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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:

  • 30.03.2016 - Calleja opens in 'Simon Boccanegra' at The Met this weekend

  • Joseph Calleja sings the role of Gabriele Adorno in Verdi's Simon Boccanegra, opening this weekend at The Metropolitan Opera. He stars opposite Plácido Domingo in the title role, with performances taking place  April 1, 5, 9, 13, and 16.

    While in New York, Joseph is also honored as one of five 2016 Opera News Awards laureates in an April 10th at a spectacular black-tie gala celebration. Fellow award recipients include Anna Netrebko, Elīna Garanča, Waltraud Meier, and José van Dam. 

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