July 2, 2015
Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja continues his summer concert tour with a gala performance at France’s famed Chorégies d’Orange on July 7. Joined by soprano Ekaterina Siurina, Joseph offers a program of arias and duets from Adriana Lecouvreur, Rigoletto, Macbeth, L’Elisir d’Amore, L’Arlesiana, Tosca, and Roméo et Juliette. Enrique Mazzola leads from the podium.
June 15, 2015
On June 29 and July 3, Joseph Calleja returns to the Deutsche Oper Berlin where he will star in Puccini’s La rondine. As the young lover Ruggero in Puccini’s bittersweet romance, the Maltese tenor performs opposite Dinara Alieva as Magda with Roberto Rizzi Brignoli conducting. The production is directed by Rolando Villazón.
German audiences are no stranger to Joseph’s Ruggero: The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung wrote of a 2010 performance “Calleja sung brilliantly and impressively the part of Ruggero.” The Rhein Main added that his singing “was absolutely world class standard.”
June 12, 2015
Following a triumphant return to the Royal Opera House for the company’s final performances of John Copley’s La Bohème, Joseph Calleja continues his summer schedule with a series of gala concerts in Slovakia, France, the Netherlands, and Germany. The Maltese tenor begins on June 16 at Bratislava’s Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic with conductor Rastislav Stúr. From there, he joins the Orchestre National d’Île-de-France and maestro Andrew Greenwood for a performance at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysees on June 19.
Three days later, Joseph teams up with Frédéric Chaslin and Het Gelders Orkest at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw on June 22, before returning to France with a concert at the Chorégies d’Orange on July 7 with Enrique Mazzola and soprano Ekaterina Siurina. He then heads to Hannover for an open-air concert with the NDR Radiophilharmonie, led by Keri-Lynn Wilson, at the Neuen Rathaus on July 17.