This coming season sees Joseph Calleja headline major productions on both sides of the Atlantic, with returns to the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Royal Opera House, Deutsche Oper Berlin, and the Vienna and Bavarian State Operas. He celebrates Verdi’s bicentennial by also reprising four of his acclaimed accounts of the composer’s greatest roles, with Alfredo in La traviata in Chicago (Nov 20–Dec 20) and the Bavarian State Opera (July 4–10), Adorno in Simon Boccanegra opposite Thomas Hampson in Vienna (Sep 27–Oct 4), Macduff in Macbeth at the Munich Opera Festival (June 27 & July 1), and the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto at the Bavarian State Opera (Oct 12–18; May 3–9).
Following a successful return to the role of Rodolfo in Puccini’s La bohème at Chicago’s Lyric Opera earlier this year, Joseph reprises the work in his first New York performances of the season (Jan 14–30) at the Metropolitan Opera; he also sings Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Bavarian State Opera (June 12–19).
In addition to further performances of Gounod (the title character in Faust), Offenbach (the eponymous poet in Les Contes d’Hoffmann) and Donizetti (Leicester in Maria Stuarda) in the United Kingdom and Germany, Joseph’s season also includes a healthy dose of concert appearances, starting with two appearances at London’s BBC Proms and followed by engagements with the Orchestre National de France, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and, under Antonio Pappano, the Santa Cecilia Orchestra.
Joseph can also be heard in two recordings this fall with the Vienna Konzerthaus’s Simon Boccanegra and his new album of romantic arias and songs, Amore, both to be released on Decca. Moreover, the tenor also makes his motion picture debut in James Gray’s new film, The Immigrant, which premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and is slated to open in theaters this fall. For full details of Joseph’s upcoming engagements, click here.
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