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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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  • 12.10.2017 - Joseph Calleja in annual fund raising concert on October 27

  • The fifth edition of the BOV Joseph Calleja Fund Raising Concert is being held on Friday, October 27 at the Palace State Rooms at the Palace in Valletta.

    All proceeds from the concert will go towards the BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation.
    Over the past year, the foundation has sponsored additional scholars, increasing the number to 28 – all of whom will be performing at the concert.

    Benefactors who attend the concert will also have the opportunity to meet Joseph Calleja and the guest scholars during a reception hosted at Casino Maltese following the concert.

    Seats for the concert are available against a donation of €100 each. Tickets may be reserved by sending an e-mail to

    Further information about the concert and the BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation can be found at

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