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.
Joel Prieto received enthusiastic notices for his portrayal of Belfiore in Glyndebourne’s first-ever production of Mozart’s La finta giardiniera:
“Glyndebourne has cast from strength . . . the star is Joel Prieto‘s languid Belfiore . . .”
Melanie Eskenazi – musicomh.com
” . . . and Joel Prieto is a mellifluous Belfiore.”
Hugo Shirley – The Spectator
“Christiane Karg’s . . . portrayal of the wronged Sandrina is sharply complemented by Joel Prieto’s properly effete and drippy Belfiore.”
Rupert Christiansen – The Telegraph
” . . . Joel Prieto is (a) tender Count Belfiore . . .”
Richard Fairman – ft.com
“Christiane Karg as Sandrina (the fake gardener of the title) and Joel Prieto are touching in their reconciliatory love.”
Barry Millington – London Evening Standard