Armonia Atenea-The Friends of Music Orchestra – Joseph Calleja – Ramón Tebar
Works by Verdi and Massenet

Joseph Calleja and Ramón Tebar, two young opera artists with an international following join forces with Armonia Atenea - The Friends of Music Orchestra. Joseph Calleja, one of the most popular tenors of our time, began his career at the age of 16, singing at his local church choir in Malta. In 1997, at the age of 19, he won the Belvedere Hans Gabor competition, followed in 1998 by the Caruso Competition and in 1999 by the Plácido Domingo’s Operalia International Opera Competition. Callejo has worked with Royal Opera House in London, Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Metropolitan Opera in New York and has performed in many cities in Europe and USA. The equally accomplished Ramón Tebar has collaborated with orchestras around the world. The first Spanish conductor to be chosen as principal conductor at the Florida Grand Opera (FGO), Tebar is artistic director of Opera Naples and Palm Beach Symphony in Florida. In 2014, he became director of the biannual Music Festival of Santo Domingo. Starting in 2015 he is principal guest conductor at Palacio de las Artes Reina Sofía in his birthplace, Valencia.

J. Calleja appears by arrangement with CSAM and records exclusively for Decca Classics


Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

Nabucco: orchestral intro

Aida: aria of Radamès from the first act: "Se quel guerrier io fossi – Celeste Aida"

Macbeth: aria of Macdaff from the fourth act "O figli miei – Ah la paterna mano"
Macbeth: orchestral from the third act "Ballabile"

Luisa Miller: aria of Rodolfo from the second act "Oh! fede negar potessi"

La forza del destino: aria of Don Alvaro from the third act "La vita è inferno all'infelice'"


Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
Carmen: aria of Don José from the second act "La fleur que tu m’avais jetée"

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo, orchestral

Francesco Cilea (1866-1950)
L'arlesiana: aria of Federico from the second act "È la solita storia del pastore"

Giacomo Puccini
Tosca: aria of Cavaradossi from the third act "E lucevan stelle"

Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)
The Tales of Hoffmann: "Barcarolle" orchestral

Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
Werther: aria of Werther from the third act "Pourquoi me réveiller"

Jacques Offenbach
The Tales of Hofmann: aria of Hoffmann from the first act "Il était une fois à la cour d'Eisenach"