Born in malta in 1978, joseph calleja began singing at the age of 16, first in his church choir, and then in formal training with maltese tenor paul asciak. Maltese tenor joseph calleja has inspired, from reputable organs such as the new yorker, comparisons with such legendary figures as luciano pavarotti and even beniamino gigli. Until tomorrow, calleja is portraying cavaradossi in tosca, one. He began singing at the age of 16, studying with paul asciak.
On this introductory recording, the young maltese tenor joseph calleja displays the elegant, selfpossessed singing that has made him a hot prospect on european stages. But he takes the comparisons with pavarotti in his stride. Joseph calleja the maltese tenor arts centre melbourne. Order from your preferred classical music cd store arkivmusic. There is, of course, adornos aria sento avvampar nellanima, a late addition to the album, but one that calleja felt was indispensable after his london triumph. The career of maltese tenor joseph calleja seems to have no limits, with. The career of maltese tenor joseph calleja seems to have no limits, with performances at the worlds greatest opera houses and acclaim for the lyrical warmth of his singing from the press and public alike. Joseph calleja wins gramophones artist of the year 2012. Joseph calleja wins gramophones artist of the year 2012 the maltese tenor has won the prized gramophone award, celebrating his achievements in classical music over the past year. Joseph calleja the official web site of the maltese tenor. Joseph callejas graceful tenor harks back to the great voices of the past. Joseph calleja performs time to say goodbye at the no. Maltese tenor joseph calleja has spent his life travelling to every corner of the world to share his immense vocal talent.
At the young age of 19, he made his first operatic debut as macduff in verdis macbeth at astra theatre in gozo and went on to become a prize winner in at the belvedere hans gabor. The house was covent garden in london, and his costars included a certain placido domingo, now singing the baritone titlerole. Born in malta in 1978, joseph calleja began singing at the age of 16, inspired by the film the great caruso starring mario lanza. Calleja has been described by andrea bocelli as his favourite tenor in the world of lyricall music. Joseph calleja explores the light and dark in verdis heroic tenors on his new decca album, verdi. Media in category joseph calleja the following 3 files are in this category, out of 3 total. Singer joseph calleja hails from malta, where he started singing tenor at age sixteen. It is astonishing how similar mario lanza and joseph calleja sound. Joseph calleja the maltese tenor it was summer 2010, and joseph calleja was making his role debut as gabriele adorno in verdis simon boccanegra. Joseph calleja the maltese tenor joseph calleja pictures. Joseph calleja the maltese tenor by joseph calleja, l. May 19, 2019 the maltese tenor raises the roof with a stunning rendition of the classic opera song.
He always loved singing as his great idol was mario lanza who started in the the great caruso and wanted to be famous like him. Deceptive cadence hear the gorgeous voice of a young opera singer with his ears tuned to the great tenors of the past. Jan 01, 2011 joseph calleja the maltese tenor joseph calleja classical 2011. Joseph calleja is the gramophone awards artist of the year 2012. In the words of opera vivra, his voice is marked by a distinctively bright shine, one that very much reminds of his native malta. This weekend, he wraps up a monthlong residency at londons royal opera house. Stream the maltese tenor by joseph calleja free internet. Joseph calleja almost cultivates the golden era of belcanto singing with his bright, clear tenor oldfashioned in the best sense and stylistically confident. Blessed with a goldenage voice which routinely inspires comparisons to legendary singers from earlier eras, calleja is now a superstar in all the greatest opera houses and concert halls. Blessed with a goldenage voice that routinely inspires comparisons to legendary singers from earlier eras. The only official facebook page of maltese tenor and cultural ambassador joseph calleja. Jussi bjorling, beniamino gigli, even enrico caruso associated press, maltese born joseph calleja has quickly become one of the most acclaimed and soughtafter tenors today.
Joseph calleja tenor and details of their recordings available to browse and buy. That kind of backing doesnt come easily for a young singer. This verdi album will hit the spot for anyone who loves italian opera. Streaming and by permanent download to your computer andor device. Joseph calleja is one of the most popular lyrical tenors in the world. It was not until 1994 that calleja began voice lessons with maltese tenor paul asciak, who said, over a period of three years joseph s voice assumed many of the qualities of this old school of singing, and developed beautifully into a light, flexible and mellow instrument with both a distinctive timbre and a promising ringing top. Jan 21, 2004 streaming and by permanent download to your computer andor device. Joseph calleja to feature in virtual met opera athome gala. Lay born joseph alexander caesar herstall vincent calleja, august 4, 1897 october 31, 1975 was a maltese born american actor and singer on the stage and in films, radio and television.
Joseph calleja s instagram profile has 499 photos and videos. A huge success at the royal opera house last year in verdis simon boccanegra, joseph calleja understandably includes his standout aria from that production, sento avvampar nellanima, on this. In the words of opera vivra, his voice is marked by a distinctively bright shine, one that very much reminds of his native. For me, the maltese tenor joseph calleja has the finest lyric tenor voice around. With the likes of conductor riccardo chailly weighing in behind him, calleja is clearly on the fast track to success. World renewed tenor describes beautifully in this short video for joseph calleja. Buy a cd or vinyl record and get 90 days free amazon music unlimited. Joseph calleja is one of the most exciting lyric tenors in the world today. Sep 06, 2012 joseph calleja s graceful tenor harks back to the great voices of the past. The career of maltese tenor joseph calleja seems to have no limits, with performances at the worlds greatest opera houses and acclaim for the lyrical warmth of his singing from the press and. Calleja has a sundrenched italian sound, a vibrato that flickers like old silent movies and the ability to float soft, high notes like few singers can today. A maltese thanksgiving with tenor joseph calleja november 21, 2011 the celebrated tenor pairs music and wine with three seasonal dishes from his home country. At 19, he made his operatic debut as macduff verdis macbet.
For businessexclusive pricing, quantity discounts and downloadable vat. Every few years theres considerable hype about a young singer heralded as the next great tenor. Maltese tenor joseph calleja is to feature in an online athome gala by. Jan 15, 2015 cinematic opera with joseph calleja, the maltese tenor. An internationally renowned figure in the opera sphere, calleja has been performing for more than 20 years. Blessed with a goldenage voice that routinely inspires comparisons to legendary singers from. He made his debut as macduff in verdis operatic adaptation of macbeth at the age of 19 and won critical acclaim. May 23, 2018 a significant step into the verdi repertoire for calleja. Cinematic opera with joseph calleja, the maltese tenor the. Lay born joseph alexander caesar herstall vincent calleja, august 4, 1897 october 31, 1975 was a malteseborn american. He began singing at the age of 16 and being discovered by paul asciak continued his studies with him. Joseph calleja the maltese tenor by joseph calleja and l. Including duets with angela gheorghiu and vittorio vitelli.
Calleja began singing at the age of 16, having been discovered by tenor brian cefai and continued his studies with paul asciak. Joseph calleja, born 22 january 1978 in attard, malta, is a maltese tenor. Joseph calleja a tribute to mario lanza cd 1 cd download. Joseph calleja in zaryadye concert hall events moscow seasons. By 35 years of age, he sung 28 principal roles and regularly appears on most of the worlds leading opera stages. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at. Joseph calleja the maltese tenor 1 cd download buy now. There is generally more hype than substance in these promotions, but in the case of joseph calleja, its easy to imagine that if he manages his voice and career well, he may well live up to the exalted expectations. The only official instagram account of maltese tenor joseph calleja. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Blessed with a goldenage voice which routinely inspires comparisons to legendary singers from earlier eras, calleja is now a superstar in all the worlds greatest opera houses and concert halls. Joseph calleja the maltese tenor by puccini, giacomo, verdi, giuseppe on cd.
Joseph calleja the maltese tenor get the best prices with. So one way into the maltese tenor is through the roles that calleja now knows from the immediacy of live performance. Joseph calleja is a tenor from the republic of malta. Joseph calleja in recital state opera south australia. Joseph calleja the only official instagram account of maltese tenor joseph calleja. Listen to free internet radio, sports, music, news, talk and podcasts. Joseph calleja sings puccini, verdi, offenbach, etc. Joseph calleja the tenor who is maltas national treasure. Aged 15, he was put in touch with the noted maltese tenor. Anyone who experienced this time personally can revel delightfully in nostalgia.
Listen to joseph calleja radio featuring songs from the maltese tenor free online. A significant step into verdi repertoire for calleja, the album reflects the star tenor s flourishing live career performing at leading opera houses the world over. In an appealing program of italian and french arias, joseph calleja shines in massenet and offenbach, writes tim ashley. Maltese tenor joseph calleja wooed bbc morning show presenters and millions of viewers with his vocal acrobatics over the weekend.
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