October 9, 2012
Joseph Calleja’s October 11th concert at downtown Manhattan’s City Winery, which was to celebrate the U.S. release of the his fourth solo album for Decca, Be My Love: A Tribute to Mario Lanza (out today), has been canceled. The Maltese tenor was taken ill after a performance yesterday in Helsinki, Finland, and he was advised by his doctor not to travel to New York. “I was very much looking forward to coming to New York and am extremely frustrated and disappointed by this turn of events,” said Calleja in a statement. “Unfortunately the severe congestion caused by this virus makes me unable to sing.” The concert was being produced in collaboration with the Food Network New York City Wine & Food and was to mark Calleja’s only New York appearance this season. All current ticket holders are being notified and offered refunds or transfers to other shows. Please contact City Winery’s concierge with any questions at (212) 608-0555.