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.
Joel Prieto sings the role of Fernando Soler in Vives’ ever-popular zarzuela Doña Francisquita, December 21, 23, 26, 28 & 31 at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse. This production, directed by Emilio Sagi, features Elisandra Melián in the title role, Jesús Álvarez as Cardona, and Pilar Vázquez as Doña Francisca, with Josep Caballé Domenech leading the Choeur du Capitole and Orchestre national du Capitole.