10 Songs, 1 Hour 3 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Tenor Joseph Calleja is in magnificent form here in music by Verdi. He sings five of the composer’s greatest creations, including a quartet of pieces from Otello. He’s outstanding at the stand-and-deliver arias like “Di quella pira” (Il Trovatore). However, he also shows a subtlety of characterization and a really touching sense of poetry elsewhere as Don Carlo and Otello—where Angela Gheorghiu joins him, memorably and movingly, for the love duet in one of two guest appearances.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Tenor Joseph Calleja is in magnificent form here in music by Verdi. He sings five of the composer’s greatest creations, including a quartet of pieces from Otello. He’s outstanding at the stand-and-deliver arias like “Di quella pira” (Il Trovatore). However, he also shows a subtlety of characterization and a really touching sense of poetry elsewhere as Don Carlo and Otello—where Angela Gheorghiu joins him, memorably and movingly, for the love duet in one of two guest appearances.

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