Joseph Calleja

Ave Maria: CD


Joseph Calleja, one of the world’s leading tenors, announces ‘Ave Maria’ – his first ever sacred album. Here, Calleja is joined for the first time on record by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, with no less than four Ave Marias – by Mascagni, Massenet, Schubert and Andrea Bocelli. The album also features guest appearances by Daniel Hope on violin in (title) and French baritone Étienne Dupuis in the famous duet from The Pearl Fishers.

1. Pietro Mascagni: Ave Maria (Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana)
2. Giuseppe Verdi: Messa da Requiem: Ingemisco
3. Jules Massenet: Méditation from Thaïs
4. Georges Bizet: Agnus Dei (after L’Arlesienne Suite No 2; Intermezzo)
5. Andrea Bocelli: Ave Maria
6. Alessandro Stradella: Pietà, Signore
7. Gioachino Rossini: Stabat Mater: Cujus animam gementem 
8. Gioachino Rossini: Petite messe solennelle; II. Gloria - No. 4 Domine Deus
9. Georges Bizet: Au fond du temple saint from Les pécheurs de perles (Pearl Fishers Duet)
10. Richard Wagner: Rienzi, der Letzte der Tribunen (WWV 49): Allmacht'ger Vater blick herab
11. Richard Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder WWV91:  No.1 Der Engel
12. Franz Xaver Gruber: Silent Night
13. Adolphe Adam: O Holy Night
14. Alfonso Maria de' Liguori: Tu scendi dalle stelle
15. Franz Schubert: Ave Maria, D.839

Release date: 22 September, 2023