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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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  • 01.07.2016 - Joseph Calleja returns to the Bayerische Staatsoper as Faust in Boito's 'Mefistofele'

  • Joseph Calleja reprises his star turn as Faust in Boito's 'Mefistofele' this July at the Bayerische Staatsoper. Performances take place July 21 & 24, and feature René Pape in the title role, with Kristine Opolais as Margherita. Omer Meir Wellber leads from the pit for this production, directed by Roland Schwab. Please note several ticket areas are now sold out, with limited inventory remaining.

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