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Joseph Calleja - The Golden Voice / Rizzi, Asmf


Release Date: 04/11/2006 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000541702   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiGaetano DonizettiVincenzo BelliniCharles Gounod,   ... 
Performer:  Joseph CallejaAnna NetrebkoTatiana Lisnic
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Following his acclaimed Decca debut album, Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja explores two central themes of his stage repertoire with this glorious disc of Italian and French arias. Golden Voice includes popular favorites as well as many forgotten jewels from both the French and Italian operatic traditions.

The Golden Voice is as much a tribute to a great tradition of beautiful singing as it is to Joseph Calleja’s glorious voice and unique vocal character.

This album includes a duet with superstar soprano Anna Netrebko and arias from Joseph Calleja’s stage repertoire including favorites from Donizetti's L’elisir d’amore, Bellini’s I Puritani & La Sonnambula
Read more and Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette. The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields is conducted by distinguished opera conductor Carlo Rizzi.

“‘Follow that’ was the cry after a terrific debut; the splendid Calleja duly does.” — The Gramophone Magazine

“Everything is delivered with skill and imagination, and it’s a worthy successor to his previous disc.” — BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
I lombardi: La mia letizia infondere by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Venue:  All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London (05/16/2005 - 05/21/2005) 
2.
La Favorita: Spirto gentil by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Written: 1843 
Venue:  All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London (05/16/2005 - 05/21/2005) 
3.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Venue:  All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London (05/16/2005 - 05/21/2005) 
4.
La sonnambula: Son geloso del zefiro by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Anna Netrebko (Soprano), Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Venue:  All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London (05/16/2005 - 05/21/2005) 
5.
Roméo et Juliette: Ah! lève-toi, soleil by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; France 
Venue:  All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London (05/16/2005 - 05/21/2005) 
6.
Manon: Instant charmant...En fermant les yeux "Dream of des Grieux" by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Tatiana Lisnic (Soprano), Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Venue:  All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London (05/16/2005 - 05/21/2005) 
7.
La belle Hélène: Au mont Ida trois déesses by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Paris, France 
Venue:  All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London (05/16/2005 - 05/21/2005) 
8.
Werther: Pourquoi me réveiller? by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 
Venue:  All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London (05/16/2005 - 05/21/2005) 
9.
Les pêcheurs de perles: Je crois entendre encore by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Venue:  All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London (05/16/2005 - 05/21/2005) 
10.
Il Duca d'Alba: Angelo casto e bel by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Italy 
Venue:  All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London (05/16/2005 - 05/21/2005) 
11.
Dom Sébastien: Deserto in terra by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; France 
Venue:  All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London (05/16/2005 - 05/21/2005) 
12.
I puritani: Son giá lontani...Corre a valle by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Venue:  All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London (05/16/2005 - 05/21/2005) 
13.
Maristella: Io conosco un giardino by Giuseppe Pietri
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; Italy 
Venue:  All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London (05/16/2005 - 05/21/2005) 
14.
Si j'étais roi: Elle est princesse! by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1852; France 
Venue:  All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London (05/16/2005 - 05/21/2005) 

Sound Samples

I Lombardi / Act 2: "La mia letizia infondere"
La Favorita - Italian version / Act 4: Spirto gentil
L'elisir d'amore / Act 2: "Una furtiva lagrima"
La Sonnambula / Act 1: "Elvino! E me tu lasci...Son geloso del zefiro errante"
Roméo et Juliet / Act 2: "L'amour, l'amour...Ah! Lève-toi, soleil"
Manon / Act 2: Instant charmant...En fermant les yeux
La belle Hélène / Act 1: Au mont Ida...Le jugement de Paris
Werther / Act 3: "Pourquoi me réveiller, ô souffle du printemps?"
Les pêcheurs de perles / Act 1: Je crois entendre encore
Si j'étais roi: Elle est princesse
Il Duca d'Alba / Act 4: "Inosservato" - "Angelo casto e bel"
Don Sebastiano, Re del Portogallo / Act 2: "Deserto in terra"
I Puritani / Act 3: Son già lontani
Maristella: "Io conosco un giardino"

Customer Reviews

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 Joseph Calleja November 14, 2013 By M. Formosa (Victoria, BC) See All My Reviews "The best tenor I have ever heard for the last decade.He truly has a golden voice.The whole cd is absolutely sumptuous .Buy it ,you won't be disappointed ." Report Abuse
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