Joseph Calleja

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Airs Saturday, July 1, at 12 noon. This week from the Lyric Opera of Chicago they perform Charles Gounod's Romeo and Juliet staring Susanna Philips as Juliet and Joseph Calleja as Romeo, with Joshua Hopkins as Mercutio, Christian Van Horn as Fr. Laurence, Marianne Crebassa as Stephano, Deborah Nansteel as Gertrude, Philip Horst as Capulet, and Jason Slayden as Tybalt. This production is directed by Bartlett Sher with Michael Black as Chorus Master, and the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus all under the direction of Emmanuel Villaume.

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Airs Saturday, March 28, at 12 noon. The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Donizetti’s tragedy Lucia di Lammermoor. Russian coloratura soprano Albina Shagimuratova makes her network role debut as the title character, who comes undone in opera's most famous mad scene. Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja stars opposite her as Lucia's beloved Edgardo, her family's enemy. Italian baritone Luca Salsi makes his network role debut as Lucia’s villainous brother, Enrico; and English bass Alastair Miles is the chaplain Raimondo.

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Airs Saturday, February 7 at 12 noon. The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Verdi’s Macbeth, heard in an archived performance from October 11, 2014. The broadcast, taped live in the fall, features soprano Anna Netrebko, who was making her first Met appearances as the ruthless Lady Macbeth, opposite baritone Željko Lučić in the title role, bass René Pape as Banquo, and tenor Joseph Calleja as Macduff. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi led the performance. Macbeth will be heard over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, February 7.

Airs Saturday, June 7 at 12 noon.  This week the Lyric Opera Of Chicago brings us Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece La Traviata featuring Marina Rebeka in the role of Violetta with Joseph Calleja as Alfredo, and Quinn Kelsey as Giorgio Germont. Massimo Zanetti conducts the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus in this production.