August 29, 2014
“I don’t try to sing like a Golden-Age tenor—I just try to sing what the composer wanted,” Joseph Calleja tells Opera Now. The Maltese tenor is the British magazine’s cover story for the month of September.
Fans of Joseph can read the edition for free by registering for an account with Opera Now publisher Rhinegold, using the access code: CALLEJA14.
August 27, 2014
This Sunday, Joseph Calleja appears in the Czech city of Prostejov for a grand open-air concert with the Haná Opera Festival. The Maltese tenor is one of two star opera singers to headline the festival, which previously hosted mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča.
On T.G. Masaryk Square in front of Prostejov’s City Hall, Joseph joins chief conductor of the Slovak National Theatre Rastislav Stur and guest baritone Lucas Meachem for an evening of operatic favorites. Click here for more information.
August 25, 2014
Fall highlights for Joseph Calleja include Verdi in New York and Munich; galas in Czech Republic, Russia, Spain, and Portugal; recital in Québec
Continuing his fall performance calendar, which was launched with a critically acclaimed gala concert in Copenhagen, Joseph Calleja looks forward to a mix of operatic roles and concert appearances as well as his first recital of the 2014-15 season.
The Maltese tenor revisits two favorite Verdi roles, starting with Macduff in Macbeth at the Metropolitan Opera. He stars opposite Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth, René Pape as Banquo, and Željko Lučić in the title role September 24 through October 18. Joseph then returns to Munich for three performances as the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto at the Bayerische Staatsoper on November 8, 11, and 14. In between his performances at the Met, Joseph also gives a recital in Canada at Québec’s Club Musical on September 29.
With his concert season already in full swing, Joseph anticipates more gala evenings beginning with Prostejov, Czech Republic, on August 31 with the Haná Opera Festival. Further appearances include Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow (September 3), the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid (November 18), and the Gulbenkian in Lisbon (November 21).