ARTIST'S BIOGRAPHY

Joseph Calleja and Bryn Terfel with Monica Yunus



Joseph Calleja (Tenor) and Bryn Terfel (Baritone) with Monica Yunus (Soprano) Accompanied by the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Gareth Jones

Joseph Calleja - Tenor

Blessed with a golden-age voice that routinely inspires comparisons to "legendary singers from earlier eras: Jussi Bjorling, Beniamino Gigli, even Enrico Caruso" (Associated Press), Maltese-born Joseph Calleja has quickly become one of today's most acclaimed, sought-after tenors. His expansive discography and appearances on the world's leading stages prompted NPR to hail him as "arguably today’s finest lyric tenor" and led to being voted Gramophone magazine's 2012 Artist of the Year. A Grammy-nominated recording artist for Decca Classics, he recently released his fifth solo album for the label, Amore.
 

Bryn Terfel - Baritone

Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel has performed in all the world's great opera houses and is recognized for his portrayals of Figaro, Falstaff and Wotan. Bryn is known for his versatility as a concert performer, with highlights ranging from the opening ceremony of the Wales Millennium Centre, BBC Last Night of the Proms, and the Royal Variety Show to a gala concert with Andrea Bocelli in New York. Bryn is a Grammy' Classical Brit and Gramophone Award winner with a discography encompassing operas of Mozart, Wagner and Strauss, and more than 10 solo discs.
 

Monica Yunus - Soprano

Praised for "a voice that sparkles like the best of diamonds," Soprano Monica Yunus thrills audiences whether in concert, recital, or on the operatic stage. She has performed on some of the world's greatest stages with legends including Plácido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, Jose Carreras and Bryn Terfel. Her performances have taken her across the globe. A graduate of The Juilliard School, she is Co-Founder Co-Executive Director of Sing for Hope, a charitable organization based in New York, whose mission is to make the arts available to all. She's received the 2009 DOHA 21st Century Leader Award in the category of Outstanding Humanitarian as well as being selected by the World Economic Forum as a 2016 Young Global Leader and by the Kennedy Centre as an inaugural Citizen Artist fellow. Ms. Yunus is the daughter of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus.