Sometimes, a video comes around that is just so entertaining, so wholesome, and so important, that you have to stop whatever you’re doing and bask in its glory. Well, ladies and gentlemen, we’ve just been given one of those videos… in the form of Joseph Calleja singing underwater.
“Just a few days left before my role debut as Rodolfo in Verdi’s Luisa Miller at the Staatsoper Hamburg,” the celebrated Maltese tenor told friends and fans alike on Facebook. “I did study the role quite intensively, going to a lot of effort to memorize it well and took the score everywhere… literally.”
And lo and behold, the 16-second gift shows Calleja having a go at singing underwater. No but seriously, you need to stop and listen to the whole thing.
After the captivating, eerily beautiful, and bubbly performance, Calleja puts the diving regulator back to this mouth, breathing in some good old air and letting us know that it’s all going to be okay.
Why yes, yes it will Joseph. And thank you so much for that.