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
Tour of Australia
- Perth Concert Hall, Australia
- November 5,2022
Joseph Calleja is one of the most exciting lyric tenors in the world today.
Blessed with a golden-age voice which routinely inspires comparisons to legendary singers from earlier eras, Calleja is now a superstar in all the greatest opera houses and concert halls.
His extensive discography includes a thrilling Verdi album and a hugely popular tribute to Mario Lanza, whilst his performance of Puccini’s famous ‘Nessun dorma’ at The Last Night of the Proms at The Royal Albert Hall was nothing short of electrifying.
In this, his eagerly anticipated debut Australian tour, the Maltese-born singer described as the young Pavarotti will be joined by two of Australia’s best-loved artists, soprano Amelia Farrugia, who is also of Maltese heritage, and internationally acclaimed pianist Piers Lane, in an unforgettable performance.
The program includes:
G. Verdi – La donna è mobile (Rigoletto) – Calleja
G. Verdi – Sempre libera (La Traviata) – Farrugia
G. Donizetti – Una furtiva lagrima (L’Elisir d’Amore) – Calleja
G. Donizetti – Tornami a dir che M’ ami (Don Pasquale) – Duet
Chopin – Nocturne in Db major Op. 27 No. 2 – Lane
Chopin – Valse Brillante Op. 18 – Lane
G. Puccini – E lucevan Le Stelle (Tosca) – Calleja
G. Puccini – Musetta’s Waltz (La bohème) – Farrugia
G. Puccini – O Soave Fanciulla (La bohème) – Duet
S. Donaudy – Vaghissima Sembianza – Calleja
F. P. Tosti – Ideale – Calleja
S. Donaudy – O del mio amato ben – Farrugia
Mantovani – Charmaine – Calleja
Strauss/Schultz-Evler – Arabesques on The Beautiful Blue Danube – Lane
Mancini – Moon River – Calleja
Mantovani – Parla piu piano – Calleja
Lehar – Vilja (The Merry Widow) – Farrugia
Bernstein – Maria – Calleja
Bernstein – Tonight – Duet