Born in Malta. Recent & forthcoming engagements: La Bohème at Dresdens’s Semperoper (house debut) and at the NY MET; Tosca and Rigoletto at the Munich State Opera; La Gioconda at Deutsche Oper Berlin; Recital Tour through Australia – Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth & Sydney; Tosca at Chicago Lyric Opera.
Born in Malta in 1978, Joseph Calleja began singing at the age of 16, first in his church choir and then in formal training with Maltese tenor Paul Asciak. One of his native land’s biggest celebrities, Calleja was selected to serve as Malta’s first cultural ambassador in 2012 and was named a brand ambassador for Air Malta. Calleja recently teamed up with Malta’s Bank of Valletta to form the BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation, which will serve to help children and families in need.
As an exclusive Decca Classics recording artist since 2003, the tenor boasts an extensive discography that includes complete operas and concert repertoire, as well as seven solo albums.