Joseph Calleja (tenor)

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Joseph Calleja, (born 22 January 1978 in Attard), is a Maltese tenor. He began singing at the age of 16, having been discovered by tenor Brian Cefai and continued his studies with Paul Asciak. At 19, he made his operatic debut as Macduff in Verdi's Macbeth at the Astra Theatre in Gozo and went on to become a prize winner at the Belvedere Hans Gabor Competition the same year. In 1998, he won the Caruso Competition in Milan and was a prize winner in Plácido Domingo's Operalia International Opera Competition in 1999. He has since been considered one of the most promising young tenors of the 21st century.[2]

On 2 November 2012, the University of Malta presented Calleja with a Doctor of Literature Honoris Causa in acknowledgment of his achievements as an internationally renowned tenor.

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Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 The Golden Voice Joseph Calleja, Carlo Rizzi, Academy of St Martin in the Fields 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 I Capuleti e i Montecchi Vincenzo Bellini; Anna Netrebko, Elīna Garanča, Joseph Calleja, Robert Gleadow, Tizziano Bracci, Wiener Singakademie, Wiener Symphoniker, Fabio Luisi 1

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