Joseph Calleja – The Maltese Tenor


Giacomo Puccini (1858–1824)
La bohème
Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa & Luigi Illica
1.    Act I, Aria: “Che gelida manina” (Rodolfo)
2.    Act I, Duet: “O soave fanciulla” (Rodolfo, Mimì)

with Aleksandra Kurzak soprano

Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)
Simon Boccanegra
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
3.   Act II, Scena and Aria: “O inferno! Amelia qui!–  Sento avvampar nell’anima” (Gabriele)

Jacques Offenbach (1819–1880)
Les Contes d’Hoffmann
The Tales of Hoffmann · Hoffmanns Erzählungen
Libretto: Jules Barbier & Michel Carré
4.    Act I: “Il était une fois à la cour d’Eisenach” (Hoffmann)
(Légende de Kleinzach)

Giacomo Puccini
Tosca
Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa & Luigi Illica
5.    Act I, Aria: “Recondita armonia” (Cavaradossi)
6.    Act III, Aria: “E lucevan le stelle” (Cavaradossi)

Arrigo Boito (1842–1918)
Mefistofele
Libretto: Arrigo Boito
7.     Act I, Romanza: “Dai campi, dai prati” (Faust)
8.     Epilogo, Romanza: “Giunto sul passo estremo” (Faust)


Charles Gounod (1818–1893)
Faust
Libretto: Jules Barbier & Michel Carré
9.    Act III, Cavatina: “Salut, demeure chaste et pure!” (Faust)


Giacomo Puccini
Manon Lescaut
Libretto: Marco Praga, Domenico Oliva, Giulio Ricordi, Luigi Illica, Giuseppe Giacosa
10.   Act I, Aria: “Tra voi, belle, brune e bionde” (des Grieux)
11.   Act I, Aria: “Donna non vidi mai” (des Grieux)


Jules Massenet (1842–1912)
Manon
Libretto: Henri Meilhac & Philippe Gille
12.   Act III, Aria: “Ah! fuyez, douce image!” (des Grieux)


Giuseppe Verdi
Luisa Miller
Libretto: Salvatore Cammarano
13.     Act II, Scena ed Aria: “Oh! fede negar potessi – Quando le sere al placido” (Rodolfo)

Un ballo in maschera
Libretto: Antonio Somma
14.           Atto III, Romanza: “Ma se m’è forza perderti” (Riccardo)

Georges Bizet (1838–1875)
Les Pêcheurs de perles
Libretto: Eugène Cormon & Michel Carré
15.   Act II, Chanson et Duo: “De mon amie, fleur endormie –
Leïla, Leïla! Dieu puissant” (Nadir, Leïla)
with Aleksandra Kurzak

Joseph Calleja tenor
Choeur d’hommes du Grand Théâtre de Genève (4.)
Chorus Master: Ching-Lien Wu
L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Marco Armiliato

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Recording: Geneva, Victoria Hall, 8/2010
Executive Producer: Niall O’Rourke
Producer: Daniel Zalay
Recording Engineer (Tonmeister): Philip Siney
Assistant Engineer: Richard Hale
Project Coordinator: Joanne Baines
Recording Facilities by Abbey Road