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Joseph Calleja performed a Tiny Desk Concert November 26.
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March 24, 2014 He's a young tenor with an old-school style and all the world's top opera houses want him. Calleja's expressive shading and dynamic control hearken back to an earlier era — and he's funny.
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Tenor Joseph Calleja, the 2012 Gramophone Artist of the Year.
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September 27, 2012 From Calleja to Abbado to Grosvenor, read about and hear some of the winners from this year's highly prestigious awards ceremony, held today in London.
Soprano Patricia Ciofi sings an aria from Verdi's Rigoletto.
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January 25, 2012 From recitative to cabaletta, we've got the skinny on what's sung when the singer stands alone.
December 5, 2011 In 2011, Frank Ocean sang hooks for Jay-Z and Kanye West, wrote for Beyoncé, toured with Odd Future and still managed to release the smoothest R&B album we've heard in a while. We enjoyed opera's return to form with vibrant young tenor Joseph Calleja and fell in love with a rock opera from a band whose name we're not even allowed to say on NPR. The list of our 50 favorite records of 2011 continued with Frank Ocean, F----- Up and more artists from F to J.
Tenors may be characterized as head-strong and unpredictable, but they can produce pretty sounds.
November 30, 2011 If you're talking about the kings of the high Cs, make sure you know your facts from fabrications.
Operatic tenor Joseph Calleja has a passion for music, food and wine.
November 21, 2011 The celebrated tenor pairs music and wine with three seasonal dishes from his home country.
Tenor Joseph Calleja performing at Le Poisson Rouge, New York City on October 24, 2011.
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October 24, 2011 The vibrant young opera star from Malta performed an intimate club date live in New York City — along with some fabulous special guests.
Joseph Calleja's voice reminds many of the golden-age tenors of the past.
October 20, 2011 Hear the gorgeous voice of a young opera singer with his ears tuned to the great tenors of the past.
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Joseph Calleja's The Maltese Tenor comes out Oct. 24.
October 16, 2011 Hear the opera singer's retro sound shine though in a collection of popular tenor arias.
Tenor Placido Domingo switches to the baritone register to sing the title role in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra last month at the BBC Proms Concerts.
August 13, 2010 The famed tenor tackles one of Verdi's most nuanced roles for baritone at this year's BBC Proms concerts. Boccanegra, the powerful leader of Genoa, deals a host of personal and political troubles as he finds his long-lost daughter, thwarts a kidnapping attempt and faces death.
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