Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja was nominated for a Grammy Award for one of his operatic performance, La Traviata. The 54th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on February 12, in Los Angeles.
The Grammy Award is one of the biggest prizes in the music industry.
The nominations for the Best Opera Recording include the Metropolitan Opera’s Doctor Faustus and the Royal Opera House recording of La Traviata, featuring Joseph Calleja, Renée Fleming, and Thomas Hampson.
Recently Mr. Calleja’s third solo album for his record label Decca has debuted at number one in the US Billboard Classical Traditional chart. Adding to his portfolio he will be a soloist in Verdi’s Requiem in Cologne, and on December 8 will sing at the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Stockholm.
Joseph Calleja will be back on stage in New York in January, when he takes on the titular role in a new production of Faust at the Metropolitan Opera.
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