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CANCELLED - Joseph Calleja "Be My Love" Album Release Concert: In Collaboration with the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival
at City Winery New York City
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Join us as Joseph Calleja, “arguably today’s finest lyric tenor” (NPR), performs selections from his new Decca Classics recording, Be My Love: A Tribute to Mario Lanza, in a concert with orchestra.
The event, which marks the Maltese tenor’s only New York appearance during the 2012-13 season, is being presented in collaboration with the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival and comes two days after the U.S. release of the new recording (Tuesday, October 9). Steven Mercurio, who leads the BBC Concert Orchestra on the album, also conducts this performance.
Be My Love: A Tribute to Mario Lanza is Joseph Calleja’s fourth solo album as part of his exclusive contract with Decca Classics. On the new recording, Calleja brings his “honeyed tone and ingratiating style” (New Yorker) to songs and arias made famous by the great Italian-American movie star and singer, including the Brodszky/Cahn title track, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” and Lara’s “Granada,” as well as “Vesti la giubba” from Pagliacci and “Nessun dorma” from Turandot.
Joseph Calleja has quickly become one of the most acclaimed and sought after tenors in the opera world today. At only 34 years of age, he has sung 28 principal roles and performed on nearly all of the world’s leading opera stages. A Grammy-nominated recording artist for Decca Classics, his 2011 solo album, The Maltese Tenor, debuted at the top of the Billboard Classical Traditional chart upon its release last year. On his new solo recording, Be My Love: A Tribute to Mario Lanza, Calleja pays homage to the great Italian-American movie star and singer, whose film The Great Caruso inspired Calleja to pursue a career in opera. The New York Times has called Calleja, "One of the loveliest voices in opera right now, pure, sunny and strong, but with a ringing vibration."