Joseph Calleja


Maltese tenor
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Joseph Calleja, is a Maltese tenor

Joseph Calleja, is a Maltese tenor. He began singing at the age of 16, having been
discovered by tenor Brian Cefai and continued his studies with Paul Asciak. In 1998, he
won the Caruso Competition in Milan and was a prize winner in Plácido Domingo’s
Operalia International Opera Competition in 1999. On 2 November 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 8 October 2015, Calleja was
elected to the Board of Directors of the European Academy of Music Theatre.