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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:

  • 02.10.2016 - Joseph Calleja: "Gozo’s two opera houses subject of documentary" --TheTimesofMalta.com

  • "International television documentary The Battle of the Operas in Malta, focusing on the existence of two opera houses in Victoria,  is now available for viewing on Arte.

    The camera team visited both the Astra and the Aurora opera houses with local international opera star Joseph Calleja and also filmed an exclusive interview with him at his home in Mellieħa. The celebrated singer began his career at 19 at the Astra opera house."

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