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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:

  • 02.03.2017 - Joseph Calleja returns to the Metropolitan Opera in Verdi’s ‘Rigoletto’

  • Reprising his internationally celebrated portrayal of the caddish Duke of Mantua Joseph Calleja returns to the Metropolitan Opera to star in Verdi's 'Rigoletto' on April 19, 22, and 27. In Michael Mayer's hit production set in Las Vegas, Mr. Calleja is joined by Olga Peretyatko as the innocent Gilda and Željko Lučić in the tragic title role. Maestro Pier Giorgio Morandi leads the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
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