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24 Oct 2022
Update: 19 July 2021
Due to the continued uncertainty posed by COVID-19 restrictions, we regret to inform audiences that, by mutual agreement with Joseph Calleja, his first Australian tour will be postponed until October 2022.

The new dates are on sale now. Current ticket holders will be contacted.


City Recital Hall
2 Angel Place, Sydney

Running time

Approximately two hours, including interval

Joseph Calleja is one of the most exciting lyric tenors in the world today.

Blessed with a golden-age voice which routinely inspires comparisons to legendary singers from earlier eras, Calleja is now a superstar in all the greatest opera houses and concert halls.

His extensive discography includes a thrilling Verdi album and a hugely popular tribute to Mario Lanza, whilst his performance of Puccini’s famous ‘Nessun dorma’ at The Last Night of the Proms at The Royal Albert Hall was nothing short of electrifying.

In this, his eagerly anticipated debut Australian tour, the Maltese-born singer described as the young Pavarotti will be joined by two of Australia’s best-loved artists, soprano Amelia Farrugia, who is also of Maltese heritage, and internationally acclaimed pianist Piers Lane, in an unforgettable performance.

The program includes:

G. Verdi – La donna è mobile (Rigoletto) – Calleja
G. Verdi – Sempre libera (La Traviata) – Farrugia
G. Donizetti – Una furtiva lagrima (L’Elisir d’Amore) – Calleja
G. Donizetti – Tornami a dir che M’ ami (Don Pasquale) – Duet
Chopin – Nocturne in Db major Op. 27 No. 2 – Lane
Chopin – Valse Brillante Op. 18 – Lane
G. Puccini – E lucevan Le Stelle (Tosca) – Calleja
G. Puccini – Musetta’s Waltz (La bohème) – Farrugia
G. Puccini – O Soave Fanciulla (La bohème) – Duet


S. Donaudy – Vaghissima Sembianza – Calleja
F. P. Tosti – Ideale – Calleja
S. Donaudy – O del mio amato ben – Farrugia
Mantovani – Charmaine – Calleja
Strauss/Schultz-Evler – Arabesques on The Beautiful Blue Danube – Lane
Mancini – Moon River – Calleja
Mantovani – Parla piu piano – Calleja
Lehar – Vilja (The Merry Widow) – Farrugia
Bernstein – Maria – Calleja
Bernstein – Tonight – Duet


Joseph Calleja
Amelia Farrugia
Piers Lane

“His rock-solid yet ever-malleable voice and blazing stage presence could light a thousand lamps.”