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US city declares ‘Joseph Calleja Day’ & gives the Maltese tenor key to the city
He was presented the honour by the mayor of Naples, Florida.

Sarah Micallef

Joseph Calleja / Facebook

Joseph Calleja / Facebook

Renowned Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja is one of Malta’s proudest exports, and it’s always great to see the homegrown star receive the recognition he deserves. But being given the key to a US city is truly something else!

In a post on the star’s Facebook page, the tenor writes “So this happened yesterday in Naples Florida. I was given the ‘key’ to the city and the 21st of March was officially declared as ‘Joseph Calleja’ day!” – isn’t that amazing?

Joseph Calleja is currently in the US performing in Puccini's Tosca, which will run through 6th April.

Now, what do we have to do to get a day named after us?

22nd March 2019


Sarah Micallef
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Sarah Micallef
A keen traveller with an interest in most things, Sarah loves her island home as much as she loves getting away from it, and enjoys discovering and re-discovering the gems, hidden corners and unique stories of her native Malta and Gozo.

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