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Title
Tenor arias
Performer
Joseph Calleja  (tenor) Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi  (orkest)
Conductor
Riccardo Chailly 1953-
Publisher
Decca, 2004
1 cd
Recording date
2003
EAN
0028947525028
CDR
DDX2324
Placing suggestion
32 - Opera (NBLC) K5 - Opera, operette en andere theatermuziek met vocale inbreng (Flemish music schema)

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About Joseph Calleja

Joseph Calleja (born January 22, 1978) is a Maltese operatic tenor.

Early life and career

Calleja was born in Attard, Malta. He began singing at the age of 16, having been discovered by tenor Brian Cefai and continued his studies with Paul Asciak. At the age of 19 he made his operatic debut as Macduff in Verdi's Macbeth at the Astra Theatre in Gozo and went on to become a prize winner at the Belvedere Hans Gabor Competition the same year. In 1998 he won the Caruso Competition in Milan and was a prize winner in Plácido Domingo's Operalia in 1999.

On November 2, 2012, the University of Malta presented Calleja with a Doctor of Literature Honoris Causa in acknowledgment of his achievements as an internationally renowned tenor.

On October 8, 2015, Calleja was elected to the board of directors of the European Academy of Music Theatre.

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