Maltese tenor mourns his teacher

Maltese tenor mourns his teacher


norman lebrecht

April 21, 2015

Joseph Calleja has reported the death of  Paul Asciak, his teacher, aged 92.

He writes: ‘His is a death that I won’t really accept or register for a long time. His trumpet like voice is legendary but it is his gentlemanly demeanour and caring tuition and mentoring that I shall miss most.’

Paul Asciak was part of the ROH Covent Garden company from 1952 to 1954 and guest artist up to 1958, retiring in 1961.

paul acsiak

Acsiak, pictured between Domingo and Calleja