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“It's rare these days to find an opera singer with such an individual sound that you can identify him or her in just a couple notes. Tenor Joseph Calleja, from the tiny island of Malta, is just such a singer. You can hear the golden Mediterranean sunshine in his voice, and I love his old-fashioned fast vibrato, which flickers like a vintage silent movie. Calleja…is arguably today's finest lyric tenor…” — NPR

April 4, 7, 11, 14, 17, 22, 25, 2014 http://josephcalleja.com Gounod: Faust Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Joseph Calleja in London More information
April 29, 2014 http://josephcalleja.com Gala Concert with Orchestra Royal Festival Hall Joseph Calleja in London Time: 7:30pm. More information
May 3, 6, 9, 2014 http://josephcalleja.com Verdi: Rigoletto Bavarian State Opera Joseph Calleja in Munich More information
May 16, 2014 http://josephcalleja.com Verdi: Requiem Santa Cecilia Orchestra Joseph Calleja in Birmingham More information
May 18, 2014 http://josephcalleja.com Verdi: Requiem Santa Cecilia Orchestra Joseph Calleja in London More information
June 4, 7, 2014 http://josephcalleja.com Donizetti: Maria Stuarda (in concert) Deutsche Oper Berlin Joseph Calleja in Berlin More information
June 12, 14, 19, 2014 http://josephcalleja.com Puccini: Madama Butterfly Bavarian State Opera Joseph Calleja in Munich More information
June 27
July 1, 2014
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Verdi: Macbeth Bavarian State Opera Joseph Calleja in Munich More information
July 4, 7, 10, 2014 http://josephcalleja.com Verdi: La Traviata Bavarian State Opera Joseph Calleja in Munich More information
July 12, 2014 http://josephcalleja.com Gala Concert with Orchestra Losheim Klassik Open Air Joseph Calleja in Saarbrücken More information
August 15, 2014 http://josephcalleja.com Gala Concert with Orchestra Tivoli Concert Hall Joseph Calleja in Copenhagen Time: 7:30pm. More information
August 17, 2014 http://josephcalleja.com Gala Concert with Orchestra Musikkens Hus Joseph Calleja in Aalborg More information
August 22, 2014 http://josephcalleja.com Gala Concert with Orchestra Gstaad Festival Joseph Calleja in Gstaad Time: 7:30pm. More information
August 31, 2014 http://josephcalleja.com Concert Haná Opera Festival Joseph Calleja in Prostejov More information
September 3, 2014 http://josephcalleja.com Gala Concert with Orchestra Tchaikovsky Concert Hall Joseph Calleja in Moscow More information
September 24, 27, 2014 http://josephcalleja.com Verdi: Macbeth The Metropolitan Opera Joseph Calleja in New York, NY Address: Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY. More information
September 29, 2014 http://josephcalleja.com Recital Club Musical de Québec Joseph Calleja in Québec Time: 8:00pm. More information
October 3, 7, 11, 15, 18, 2014 http://josephcalleja.com Verdi: Macbeth The Metropolitan Opera Joseph Calleja in New York, NY Address: Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY. More information
November 8, 11, 14, 2014 http://josephcalleja.com Verdi: Rigoletto Bavarian State Opera Joseph Calleja in Munich More information
December 18, 22, 30, 2014
January 2, 6, 13, 17, 2015
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Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Joseph Calleja in London More information
February 1, 6, 2015 http://josephcalleja.com Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor Deutsche Oper Berlin Joseph Calleja in Berlin More information
February 21, 23, 26, 2015 http://josephcalleja.com Puccini: Madama Butterfly Bavarian State Opera Joseph Calleja in Munich More information
March 16, 19, 24, 28
April 1, 4, 7, 10, 2015
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Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor The Metropolitan Opera Joseph Calleja in New York, NY Address: Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY. More information
April 14, 2015 http://josephcalleja.com Recital The Folly Theater Joseph Calleja in Kansas City, Missouri Time: 7:30pm. More information
April 17, 2015 http://josephcalleja.com Recital Jordan Hall Joseph Calleja in Boston, MA More information
May 21, 23, 27, 30
June 2, 5, 8, 10, 2015
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Puccini: La Bohème Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Joseph Calleja in London More information
June 29
July 3, 2015
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Puccini: La Rondine Deutsche Oper Berlin Joseph Calleja in Berlin More information

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April 8th, 2014

Defending the indefensible

On the 3rd of April my daughter turned 10. Having a child is such a priceless gift and big responsibility and that is why any responsible parent should  invest all the love, time and money in the child’s formation, with the hope, that such child will grow up into a responsible and considerate individual…

A Maltese family recently had their child stripped away from them in such an unnecessary and irresponsible fashion after she associated with someone who should have been a source of guidance for their daughter and not, as it seems, the road to her absolutely tragic demise. I therefore couldn’t believe my eyes when I found myself reading actual messages of support, on the internet and in various forums,  for this teacher. A “teacher” who abused his position of trust by sleeping with his minor student, sometimes in her father’s own home,  and planned their supposedly joint “suicide” over a number of days. I have the greatest sympathy and pity for his parents, especially since they are known to be a decent lot but I find it very hard to conjure a lot of kind thoughts for him I am afraid.

What is even more unbelievable are those who are stating that this is a “rich” vrs “poor” situation or a battle of ”classes” of some sort. Are the latter going insane? Are they actually saying that the death of this 15 year old girl, a daughter, a cousin, a niece etc, is less serious or tragic because she hailed from a prominent and well off family and the perpetrator is poor so he should have our sympathy? I also read that this happened because she was “disturbed.” Even if she was, since when does this warrant or deserve a death sentence?

There is no denying that sometimes, some of us, lose the plot and the correct sense of perspective. Another example is www.timesofmalta.com,  the web portal for Malta’s most prominent and respected newspaper. It had recently  ran two stories; 1. the killing of migratory birds 2. the killing of dozens of Syrian toddlers and pre adolescent children slaughtered in the conflict. Both stories had the same, very visible, exposure on the site. As yet, the story about the bird killings had literally hundreds of comments and the one about the slaughtered children, which included pictures of the dead children, had perhaps 8 comments. Now of course I am really sorry that beautiful migratory birds where shot out of the sky but this is no way comparable to the death of innocent children who’s only crime was being born in the wrong time and country. The hundreds of comments should have been on the story about the dead Syrian children and its really sad and telling that this was not the case.

Our collective morality needs an urgent retune and to all of you out there who think your problems are insurmountable please to think again. Help is at hand and much closer than you think…