Joseph Calleja

Tenorist and Actor

Maltese operatic tenor Joseph Calleja is internationally sought after by many of the world’s most prestigious opera houses for his charismatic presence, expressive timbre and powerful voice. At 16, two significant events changed his life, watching Mario Lanza perform “Tarentella Napoletana” in The Great Caruso and beginning his tutelage under tenor Paul Asciak. Joseph made his operatic debut at both the Metropolitan Opera and London’s Royal Opera House, in the role of the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto. One of the most successful recording artists for Decca Classics—his third album The Maltese Tenor reached top spot in the UK classical charts—he has also been nominated for a Grammy and played a film role as opera legend Enrico Caruso in The Immigrant. Joseph’s unwavering passion for singing is best summed in his own words, “I can express all the great emotions through it, love, sadness, anger, everything.”

Joseph Calleja on Viking.TV (1)