Joseph Calleja, higher generally known as ‘The Maltese Tenor’, exploded onto the worldwide scene along with his acclaimed Decca debut in 2004.
However he has had a profitable profession from the very starting.
Born in 1978, he was surrounded by the baroque splendor of the flower-adorned however comparatively quiet Maltese city of Attard. Though he solely started singing significantly at age 14, by age 19 he was making his operatic debut as Verdi’s Macduff.
, The next yr, he received the Caruso Competitors in Milan and was a prizewinner in Placido Domingo’s Operalia in 1999.
Calleja is relaxed and charming, negotiating Zoom from his villa on the island he nonetheless calls dwelling. “It is humorous, the way in which I grew to become ‘The Maltese Tenor,'” he recollects. “It was the British and German press that originally referred to as me ‘The Maltese Falcon’ or ‘The Maltese Tenor.’
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