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.