Claudia Boyle & Joseph Calleja
& RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Popular opera arias and Christmas songs including Verdi, Puccini, Massenet and Gounod.
Claudia Boyle - soprano
Joseph Calleja - tenor
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Proinnsías Ó Duinn - conductor
Verdi Overture Norma
Verdi ‘Questa o quella’ Rigoletto
Verdi ‘Ah la paterna mano’ Macbeth
Donizetti ‘O Luce di quest’Anima’ Linda di Chamounix
Puccini Musettas Waltz La Bohème
Puccini ‘E lucevan le stelle’ Tosca
Puccini ‘O soave fanciulla’ La Bohème
Bellini ‘Qui la Voce? ‘ I puritani
Massenet ‘Pourquoi me Reveiller’ Werther
Adeste Fideles, O holy night, The Wexford Carol, Panis Angelicus, Mozart’s Sleigh Ride, Tu scendi dalle stelle, Ave Maria, White Christmas, Silent Night
Irish soprano Claudia Boyle is a native of Dublin and graduated from the Royal Irish Academy of Music with first class honours. She was subsequently an Opera Theatre Company Young Artist and a member of the prestigious Young Singers Project at the 2010 Salzburg Festival.
Maltese-born Joseph Calleja has quickly become one of the most acclaimed and sought-after tenors today. Joseph Calleja expansive discography and frequent appearances on the world’s leading opera and concert stages prompted NPR to hail him as “arguably today’s finest lyric tenor,” and led to his being voted Gramophone magazine’s 2012 Artist of the Year.
A Grammy-nominated recording artist for Decca Classics, Joseph Calleja has released five solo albums for the label.