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Concerts

Tenor Joseph Calleja performing at Le Poisson Rouge, New York City on October 24, 2011.

October 24, 2011 The vibrant young opera star from Malta performed an intimate club date live in New York City.

Placido Domingo sing the title role in Verdi’s 'Simon Boccanegra' at the BBC Proms, July 18th.

August 13, 2010 The famed tenor takes on one of Verdi's most nuanced roles for baritone at this year's BBC Proms.

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Interviews & Profiles

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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News

Tenor Joseph Calleja, the 2012 Gramophone Artist of the Year.

September 27, 2012 From Calleja to Abbado to Grosvenor, read about and hear some of the winners at this year's awards.

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Joseph Calleja performed a Tiny Desk Concert November 26.

March 24, 2014 All the world's top opera houses want the young tenor with the old-school approach.

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Soprano Patricia Ciofi sings an aria from Verdi's Rigoletto.

January 25, 2012 The skinny on what's sung when the singer stands alone.

Cover art for Frank Ocean.

December 5, 2011 The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Frank Ocean 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.

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.

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The Maltese Tenor

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  • Album: The Maltese Tenor
  • Artist: Joseph Calleja
  • Label: Decca
  • Released: 2011
 

The Golden Voice

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  • Album: The Golden Voice
  • Artist: Joseph Calleja
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  • Released: 2005
 

Tenor Arias

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  • Album: Tenor Arias
  • Artist: Joseph Calleja
  • Label: Decca
  • Released: 2004
 

Handel: Arias for Senesino

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  • Album: Handel: Arias for Senesino
  • Artist: Drew Minter
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  • Album: Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro
  • Artist: Anna Netrebko
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2007
 

Verdi: Rigoletto

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  • Album: Verdi: Rigoletto
  • Artist: Various
  • Label: RCA
  • Released: 1990
 

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  • Artist: Claudio Abbado/Berlin Philharmonic
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