Joseph Calleja Profile Photo

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:

  • 25.02.2019 - Joseph Calleja: Cavaradossi at the Met

  • From March 18 - April 6, Joseph Calleja brings his stylish tenor to the role of Cavaradossi in Puccini's Tosca, with Sondra Radvanovsky and rising star Jennifer Rowley sharing the title role of the volatile diva at the heart of Puccini’s operatic thriller. Wolfgang Koch is the nefarious police chief Scarpia, and Carlo Rizzi conducts Sir David McVicar’s resplendent production.

    On March 21 he sings an unforgettable solo concert in collaboration with Ramón Tebar at the piano. This special engagement will include both a concert and dinner in a private club in Naples.

    « return