Father And Daughter Opera Performance
The well known operatic tenor from Malta, Joseph Calleja, was recently videoed performing a duet alongside his daughter, Clara Calleja. Usually you would have to be in one of the biggest opera houses in the world to see this man perform.
The family duo perform a beautiful version of “La Vie en Rose” by Édith Piaf. Joseph’s daughter has a beautiful vocal tone, soft, jazzy, and very listenable as she looks to be following in her father’s musical footsteps! Clara’s father joins in with her wonderful performance from across the room, serenading the lucky people around them. They performed as part of #bovjosephcallejafoundation Patron’s event.
This isn’t the only time we have seen this star tenor perform an impromptu song. Alongside his friend and fellow tenor Andrea Bocelli they sing Ed Sheeran’s Perfect whilst having dinner. Watch their brilliant performane in the video below.
About Joseph Calleja
Joseph Calleja is an operatic tenor from the island of Malta. He is one of those artists who epitomises the class and showmanship of classical operatic singing within the genre, having a long and successful career showcasing his exceptional voice to millions of people through various shows and performances across the globe.
Calleja started singing at the age of sixteen after a chance encounter with Brian Cefai which saw him continue his studies in singing with Paul Asciak. At the early age of nineteen, he made his breakout performance as Macduff in the infamous Scottish classic “Macbeth,” performing the show at the Astra Theatre in Gozo, late that year Calleja went on to win the top prize at the Belvedere Hans Gabor competition.
Calleja is well known in his native Malta and in 2009 started playing a series of annual concerts, his first being a joint performance with the legendary Michael Bolton. In 2010 he upped his game further by drafting in the talents of Dionne Warwick and Riccardo Cocciante who came accompanied by a choir of five hundred children. Since this, Calleja has performed with other notable artists such as Hayley Westenra, Lucio Dalla, Ronan Keating, and Gigi D’Alessio.
Calleja was elected to the board of directors of the European Academy of Musical Theatre in October 2015 in recognition of his outstanding talent and contribution to the arts. To say Calleja’s recording portfolio is large would be an understatement. Since 2005 he has released an album or special recording nearly every year until 2018. As a recording artist he is highly acclaimed, reaching the top charts in Germany and the US. His most recent 2020 album “The Magic of Mantovani” shot to the top of Amazon UK’s opera charts.
Calleja’s talents don’t just stop at musical live performances, in 2013 he stared alongside the much-loved Joaquin Phoenix and Marion Cotillard in the James Grey film “The Immigrant” as the character Enrico Caruso who was coincidentally a Tenor singer.