November 6, 2012
Last Friday, the University of Malta bestowed upon Joseph Calleja a Doctor of Literature Honoris Causa in recognition of his achievements as one of the world’s finest tenors. Upon receiving this honor, Jospeh said, “I am very much a Maltese product, I am very proud of my heritage, it is genuine love I feel for this nation.” In a statement, the University’s Professor Friggieri said that Joseph was making it possible for millions of people around the globe “to have their lives enriched, their consciousness heightened, and their experience intensified by being exposed to the beauty and power of his voice. We as a nation are justifiably proud of his achievement. The University of Malta is the first academic institution to grant him an honorary degree. It will certainly not be the last.” Read the Times of Malta article here.