Special: 4 tenors from Malta

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Special: 4 tenors from Malta

Postby Opera Vivrà » 21 Jan 2016, 23:51


Today is the birthday of tenor Joseph Calleja, the latest star in an illustrious line of successful tenors from the small island of Malta. In celebration of him and those before him, we present a special on tenors from Malta this month. Four tenors are featured, listed in the link below in order of birth date.

See the overview here: http://www.operavivra.com/blog/tenors-f ... ial-issue/
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Re: Special: 4 tenors from Malta

Postby Lambert » 22 Jan 2016, 00:23

I have never heard of Kirkop or the "other" Calleja! Thanks for posting this!

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Re: Special: 4 tenors from Malta

Postby CVAULT1 » 22 Jan 2016, 00:54

You might not recognize Kirkop by his full name...he was billed usually as just Oreste.

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Re: Special: 4 tenors from Malta

Postby Darksoprano » 22 Jan 2016, 01:27

I have only heard about Joseph Calleja. Were the others tenors really that famous? I would know a tenor like Merli, but not Icilio Calleja.

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Re: Special: 4 tenors from Malta

Postby Geoff » 23 Jan 2016, 00:54

Well for a start, happy birthday Joseph. I think that the best is yet to come.
I well remember Oreste Kirkop singing Rigoletto at Covent Garden. He was bloody good. Who can blame him for going to Hollywood and making a pile of money ? It's the name of the game when all is said and done. Here he is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryu9piTyafg

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