Tonight Joseph gives his second of two performances as Gabriel Adorno in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra in concert at the Vienna Concert House. The concerts mark the celebration of the composer’s bicentennial. In its review of his performance, the Kurier exclaimed, “What a voice, what poetry, what melodiousness, what radiance!” while Die Presse stated, “There are not many tenors who can sing the role of Adorno as unpretentiously, tastefully, and free of bad habits as Joseph Calleja.” Led by Massimo Zanetti, the all-star cast includes baritone Thomas Hampson as the title character and bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni as Albiani. The concerts will be recorded for international release this fall, when Calleja and Hampson reprise their roles in Simon Boccanegra at the Vienna State Opera.
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