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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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  • 12.09.2016 - Joseph Calleja Profiled in the Sunday Express

  • Norma, Vincenzo Bellini’s most famous work, is rarely performed because of its vocal demands. As one of the early 19th century operas of the “bel canto” style, it is a work in which the beauty of the voice is paramount, which is why an air of anticipation surrounds the Royal Opera House’s opening night of the new staging of Norma tomorrow

    And the anticipation is heightened by the debuts of Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja and Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva in the leading roles of the Roman commander Pollione and the Druid priestess Norma -tenor-taking-Bellini-role

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