JOSEPH CALLEJA Amore

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JOSEPH CALLEJA
Amore

Nicola Benedetti · Ksenija Sidorova
BBC Concert Orchestra
Steven Mercurio
Int. Release 09 Sep. 2013
1 CD / Download
0289 478 5340 4 CD DDD DH


Track Liste

Francesco Paolo Tosti (1846 - 1916)
1.
3:15

Consuelo Velazquez (1916 - 2005)
2.
3:11

Francesco Sartori
Lucio Dalla (1943 - )
4.
3:29

Joseph Calleja, BBC Concert Orchestra, Steven Mercurio

Louiguy (1916 - 1991)
5.
4:12

Joseph Calleja, Ksenija Sidorova, BBC Concert Orchestra, Steven Mercurio

Ennio Morricone (1928 - ), Andrea Morricone
Joseph Calleja, BBC Concert Orchestra, Steven Mercurio

Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999)
Joseph Calleja, Nicola Benedetti, BBC Concert Orchestra, Steven Mercurio

Rolf Løvland
8.
4:53

Joseph Calleja, Charles Mutter, BBC Concert Orchestra, Steven Mercurio

Ennio Morricone (1928 - )
9.
4:23

Joseph Calleja, BBC Concert Orchestra, Steven Mercurio

Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857 - 1919)
10.
2:44

Nicola Benedetti, Joseph Calleja, BBC Concert Orchestra, Steven Mercurio

Francesco Paolo Tosti (1846 - 1916)
11.
3:51

Stanislao Gastaldon (1861 - 1939)
12.
3:25

Salvatore Cardillo (1874 - 1947)
13.
3:03

Ernesto de Curtis (1875 - 1937)
Pablo Sorozábal (1897 - 1988)
La Taberna del Puerto - Zarzuela in 3 Acts

15.
2:30

Stefano Donaudy (1879 - 1925)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Eduardo di Capua (1866 - 1917)
19.
4:36

Joseph Calleja, BBC Concert Orchestra, Steven Mercurio

Gesamtspielzeit: 1:10:37

. . . [Concert review BBC Proms]: a beautifully turned Verdi tribute, and out there singing popular stuff for "Proms In the Park" . . . Calleja is surely, alongside Jonas Kaufmann, one of the world's top two tenors . . . he's totally fluent in the [Italian] language, so his Verdi has real idiomatic style. And his range is impressive . . . Calleja carefully husbands his vocal resources . . . the breath control and command of the long line was so perfect, and his tone so headily beautiful . . . Calleja can fill the Albert Hall without strain, even when singing mezzo forte . . . do get his new album of popular favourites, "Amore" (5 stars). He sounds especially joyous throughout . . . Calleja wants to entertain a wider public than those who can afford top seats at Covent Garden or the Met, and he does that here in spades.

. . . the crossover tenor for our times . . . You hear Calleja and know he has a rare talent: the soft vibrato, inflection and honeyed timbre that fits Verdi and Puccini so beautifully. Yet Calleja has more . . .

. . . [palpably in his prime] the Maltese tenor brings a beguiling elegance, supported by some fabulous orchestrations.

. . . Joseph Calleja's new album showcases the tenor's linguistic talents as well as his vocals. It's not just about keeping his opera-loving fans entertained though; Joseph's keen to dispel the myths surrounding the genre, proving once and for all that opera is for everyone.

. . . he's terrific. He has a simply dazzlingly beautiful voice.

. . . un chanteur qui veille à faire mûrir sa voix comme un grand vin.

Ca paye toujours, surtout avec les tubes inoxydables . . .