Joel Prieto sings the role of Jose in a spectacular production of Carmen la Cubana, on stage this spring at the Théâtre du Châtelet. This work, the first Cuban musical, is based on the opera Carmen by Bizet as well as the novel by Prosper Mérimée. The piece is set in Havana, and features Luna Manzanares Nardo in the title role, with musical direction by Manny Schvartzman and staging/choreography from Roclan Gonzalez Chavez. Performances take place April 6, 8, 9, 10, 12-17, 19-22, 24-28 & 30.
Joel Prieto makes his house debut at Santa Fe Opera this summer, as Count Belfiore in Mozart’s comic opera La finta giardiniera. Belfiore has become a signature role for Mr. Prieto, whose performances at the Staatsoper Berlin and Glyndebourne were met with critical acclaim:
“Glyndebourne has cast from strength . . . the star is Joel Prieto‘s languid Belfiore . . .”
Melanie Eskenazi – musicomh.com
“Tenor Joel Prieto (Belfiore) . . . distinguished himself convincingly among the cast, with his beautiful tone and lyrical tenor voice.”
Capriccio Culture Forum
He is joined by an impressive cast in Santa Fe, including Susanna Phillips as Arminda, Heidi Stober as Sandrina, and William Burden as Podesta, with Music Director Harry Bicket leading the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra and Chorus in a new production directed by Tim Albery. Performances take place July 25 & 29 and August 7, 13 & 21.
Known for his ‘appealing‘ and ‘supreme‘ portrayals of Ferrando at companies across the globe, Joel Prieto will sing the role in Mozart’s Così fan tutte this month, at Barcelona’s spectacular Gran Teatre del Liceu. He is joined by an engaging cast Juliane Banse as Fiordiligi, Maite Beaumont as Dorabella, Joan Martín-Royo as Guglielmo, Sabina Puértolas as Despina, and Pietro Spagnoli as Don Alfonso, with Josep Pans leading the Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Liceu. Performances take place May 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 & 30; please note that ticket inventory is becoming extremely limited for these dates.
Enjoy a video preview of the fresh, modern staging from director Damiano Michieletto.