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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:

  • 02.07.2014 - Joseph Calleja stars as Alfredo at the Bayerische Staatsoper

  • Completing a run of four separate opera productions with the Bayerische Staatsoper over the last two months, Joseph Calleja brings his acclaimed account of Alfredo Germont to Munich for three performances of La Traviata on July 4, 7, and 10. He stars opposite Simon Keenlyside as Giorgio Germont and Diana Damrau as Violetta.  

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