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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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  • 06.06.2017 - Metropolitan Opera 50th Anniversary Gala Review

  • "It was an interesting night for tenors, especially for two younger ones, in mid- and early career, respectively. Joseph Calleja, appearing with a splendid Sonya Yoncheva in the Act I duet from "La Bohème," once again showed how, note for note, he possesses the most beautiful tenor voice in opera: his honeyed tone conjures up the shades of Gigli and Caruso."

    Russell Platt (The New Yorker)

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