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℗ 2013 BBC/Decca Music Group Limited
© 2013 Decca Music Group Limited
Joseph Calleja, tenor
BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Steven Mercurio
Joseph Calleja sings his most popular program yet, Amore. Inspired by romance, Amore is a captivating program of beautiful Italian and Mediterranean song with a contemporary twist. The Maltese tenor evokes the golden era of Mediterranean song connecting with the great legacy of songs performed and recorded by, among others, Gigli, Schipa and the legendary Enrico Caruso. Calleja's "Golden Voice" takes us through repertoire such as La Serenata and Barcarolle, to cinema classics by Morricone, "Time To Say Goodbye / Con ti Partiro" (made famous by Andrea Bocelli), and di Capua's perennial "O Sole Mio" to round off a captivating programme of compositions known and loved by millions worldwide.
The album features three duets with Nicola Benedetti including Mattinata, which they performed together at the UK Last Night of the Proms 2012. Calleja’s sublime artistry combined with sumptuous new orchestral arrangements enhance the beguiling attraction of Amore. This emotive, engaging album – featuring songs in six languages – is sure to speak to a massive audience, with sensational melodies and Joseph’s charismatic, heartfelt singing.