Only one lyric tenor on the scene today has the honeyed tone and ingratiating style to make comparisons to Pavarotti and Gigli seems serious, and it is Calleja, the man from Malta, who... is now maturing into an artist of the first rank." - New Yorker
Gala Concert with Orchestra
- Athens and Epidaurus Festival, Athens
- June 29 2018
Joseph Calleja and Ramón Tebar, two young opera artists with an international following join forces with Armonia Atenea - The Friends of Music Orchestra. Joseph Calleja, one of the most popular tenors of our times, began his career at the age of 16, singing at his local church choir in Malta. In 1997, at the age of 19, he won the Belvedere Hans Gabor competition, followed in 1998 by the Caruso Competition and in 1999 by the Plácido Domingo’s Operalia International Opera Competition. Callejo has worked with Royal Opera House in London, Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Metropolitan Opera in New York and has performed in many cities in Europe and USA. The equally accomplished Ramón Tebar has collaborated with orchestras around the world. The first Spanish conductor to be chosen as principal conductor at the Florida Grand Opera (FGO), Tebar is artistic director of Opera Naples and Palm Beach Symphony in Florida. In 2014, he became director of the biannual Music Festival of Santo Domingo. Starting in 2015 he is principal guest conductor at Palacio de las Artes Reina Sofía in his birthplace, Valencia.