December 5, 2014
On December 18, Joseph Calleja is heard in his first Un ballo in maschera, presented at the Royal Opera House. Lauded for his Verdian roles, the Maltese tenor makes his debut as Riccardo, the composer’s lovestruck ruler caught in a love triangle with the wife of his best friend.
Katharina Thoma’s new production for Covent Garden places Joseph at the center of an all-star Verdian cast with Liudmyla Monastyrska as Amelia and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Renato. Daniel Oren conducts performances which take place December 18, 22, and 30 as well as January 2, 6, 13, and 17.
December 4, 2014
Joseph Calleja’s winter highlights include role debut in London, Christmas concert in Malta, gala in Vienna, Italian masterworks in Germany
After an acclaimed autumn, Joseph Calleja’s winter performances begin with his role debut as Riccardo in Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera at the Royal Opera House. The Maltese tenor takes on the King of Sweden in London in a new production directed by Katharina Thoma and conducted by Daniel Oren. Joseph stars opposite Liudmyla Monastyrska as Amelia and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Renato. Performances run December 18 through January 17.
In between performances, Joseph returns to his home of Malta for the second annual BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation Christmas Concert, given at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in San Pawl tat-Targa on December 27. He gives an additional concert on January 28 in Vienna at the city’s Konzerthaus.
Joseph’s operatic performances continue in February with two appearances in Berlin as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Deutsche Oper February 1 & 6, and three appearances in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich on February 21, 23 & 26.
November 19, 2014
After last year’s Yuletide event in Malta, Joseph Calleja will once again give a Christmas concert to raise funds for the BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation. The Maltese tenor will perform at San Pawl tat-Targa’s Divine Mercy Chapel on December 27, with a reception to follow at the Villa Arrigo.
Joseph will be accompanied by a number of artists who are currently benefitting from the Foundation’s support of musically-gifted young artists. Tickets are available for a donation of €100 and can be purchased by clicking here.