August 6, 2012
Following the success of his chart-topping 2011 solo album, The Maltese Tenor, Joseph Calleja turns his attention to songs and arias made popular by the great Italian-American singer and actor Mario Lanza with his new release on Decca, Be My Love.Joseph was just fourteen years old when he discovered Mario Lanza through the film The Great Caruso. It was this experience that introduced Joseph to opera and inspired him to become a singer. In describing the moment, Joseph says “From the first few notes, when he warms up in the movie before singing the Tarantella, I was struck by that incredible beauty of operatic singing.”
Be My Love features popular songs such as “Because,” “Granada,” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” as well as popular opera arias including “Vesti la giubba” and “Nessun dorma.” The album will be released first in the UK and Germany in September, in France in October, and later in US and other markets. Joseph embarks on a European concert tour in January performing selections from the recording.
You can pre-order the album through the following links: