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Joseph Calleja – World famous tenor in Oslo


Joseph Calleja – World famous tenor in Oslo

By Henning Høholt, foto: Romuald Sip

OSLO/NORWAY: The world famouse tenor Joseph Calleja filled up the beautiful opera house in Bjørvika in Oslo lat Sunday evening, with a program of famouse opera arias and songs from the famouse tenor repertoire, well known for many of the audience. Accompanied at the grand piano by Frédéric Chasun. Hardly any other tenors who sing 17 numbers one after another as he did!

Joseph Calleja and Frédéric Chasun, Photo Romuald Sip.

Joseph Calleja and Frédéric Chasun, Photo Romuald Sip.

Very high quality, excellent. Perhaps the audience has expected more in first part, as the short opening section with 5 operaarias was only 24 minutes. As well as very short second part app 20 minutes with 6 highlights. But he saved it by the generous extra numbers, where he kept the quality at the same high level.

After the concert I was told, that He was a little upset, came on, that he had forgotten the last Encore.

The program – First part:

W.A.Mozart: Die Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön, from The Magic Flute

G.Donizetti: Tombe degli avi miei, from Lucia di Lammermoor

G.Verdi: Questa o Quella, from Rigoletto

J.Massenet: Pourquoi me Réveiller, from Werther

G.Puccini: E lucevan le stelle, from Tosca.

The program – Second part:

P,.Tsjaikovskij: Niet tolka tot kto znall (Non but the lovely Heart), fra opus 6. no 6.

F.P.Tosti: Ideale

A vuchella

J. Vella: Kebbies tal Faneli (Maltesisk sang).

E.de Crescenza: Rondine al Nido

R. Leoncavallo: Mattinata

Extra numbers:

Zarzuela

La vie en rose (famouse Edith Piaf song)

O Sole Mio

If I were a Rich Man (from Fiddler on the Roof)

Granada.

 

 

 

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