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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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  • 22.12.2016 - Full house for Joseph Calleja's fundraising concert

  • by Gozo News Wire | The BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation held its annual Fund Raising Concert earlier this month. This year, the 300-year old Teatru Manoel provided the best backdrop possible for this 90-minute programme that saw Joseph Calleja accompanied by several of the Foundation’s scholars, and the inimitable Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Mro Brian Schembri. Simone Attard accompanied the soloists at the piano. View Article

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