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We are pleased to advise that we have rescheduled the performance by Joseph Calleja – The Maltese Tenor originally slated for Saturday, 10 October 2020. Joseph will now take to QPAC’s Concert Hall stage on Thursday, 9 September 2021.

While ticket transfers are managed by QTIX, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Email rsvp@oq.com.au or call (07) 3735 3030.

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

Blessed with a golden-age voice which has inspired comparisons by the Associated Press to “legendary singers from earlier eras including Jussi Björling, Beniamino Gigli, even Enrico Caruso”, the Maltese-born artist has quickly become one of the most acclaimed and sought-after tenors.

His frequent appearances on the world’s leading opera and concert stages prompted him to be hailed as “arguably today’s finest lyric tenor” and led to his being voted Gramophone magazine’s 2012 Artist of the Year. The Grammy-nominated recording artist for Decca Classics has release five solo albums for the label. 

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 in 2012 was nothing short of electrifying.

While Brisbane audience will have to wait until September 2021, Calleja’s appearance on QPAC’s Concert Hall stage heralds the singer’s eagerly anticipated debut Australian tour. Calleja, often 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.

Presented by Andrew McKinnon in association with Opera Queensland.

Joseph Calleja – The Maltese Tenor
Concert Hall, QPAC