Maltese terrier named Valletta becomes an opera star

Could a Maltese terrier named Valletta be the next Paw-varotti? The three-year-old pooch could give the Italian tenor a run for his money when she stars in La Bohème this week. Valletta will play singer Musetta’s trusty dog in the production in the English seaside resort of Brighton. Her owner Orla O’Hagan told the Brighton […]

Joseph Calleja praises Malta’s ‘extraordinary’ talent

Joseph Calleja has praised the ‘extraordinary level’ of talent in Malta and Gozo, claiming ‘there seems to be something in the air’. The world-famous opera star, who has performed for The Queen at Buckingham Palace and President Barack Obama at the White House, said Malta was ‘punching well above its weight’ when it came to […]

Andrea Bocelli pays glowing tribute to Maltese tenor

The biggest name in opera has paid a glowing tribute to Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja. Andrea Bocelli, 58, thanked his friend for inviting him to perform on stage together in Malta. The show at the Granaries in Floriana received rave reviews with some fans describing it as ‘magical’, ‘truly wonderful’ and ‘the best night of […]