Since winning first prize in Placido Domingo’s Operalia Competition in 2008, Joel Prieto has become much sought-after around the world. The Spanish-born singer, raised in Puerto Rico, is captivating audiences bringing depth and nuance to his leading roles and infusing his characters with vitality, elegance and beauty.
From 2006 to 2008, he was a member of Deutsche Oper Berlin, where his roles included Tamino/Die Zauberflöte, Tybalt/Roméo et Juliette and Arturo/Lucia di Lammermoor. In July 2008, Joel joined Plácido Domingo for performances of Luisa Fernanda conducted by Joseph Caballé at the Theater an der Wien. Also in 2008 he was chosen as a member of the first “Montblanc Young Singers Project” at the Salzburg Festival, where he performed in the Gala Concert with the Mozarteum Orchestra under Ivor Bolton. Appearances since then include the Palau de les Arts, Valencia (Ferrando/Cosi fan tutte; Silvio/L’arbore de Diana; Prince Giovanni Una cosa rara), the Teatro Municipal de Santiago (Arlecchino/Pagliacci); the Grand Theatre de Luxembourg (Ferrando/Cosi fan tutte), the Liceu, Barcelona and Theatre du Capitole de Toulouse (Fenton/Falstaff), and the Salzburg Festival and Teatro Petruzzelli, Bari (Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni) and the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin (Tamino/ Die Zauberflöte). He recently made his debuts with the Royal Opera Covent Garden (Fenton/Falstaff), Bayerische Staatsoper Munich and Washington National Opera (Ferrando/Cosi fan tutte).
Current and future plans include Belfiore/La Finta Giardiniera and Italian Singer/Der Rosenkavalier at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni at Houston Grand Opera, Ernesto/Don Pasquale for Opera di Roma, Nemorino/L’Elisir d’Amore in Galicia and Fenton/Falstaff and Narraboth/Salome at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Concert appearances include the Salzburg Festival (Mozart’s C Minor Mass and Haydn’s Stabat Mater), the Teatro de la Maestranza, Seville (Haydn's Creation), Sächsische Semperoper Dresden (Lucia di Lammermoor), and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam (Roméo et Juliette). He has collaborated with conductors including Ivor Bolton, Adam Fischer, Fabio Luisi, Renato Palumbo, Ottavio Dantone, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, and orchestras including the Vienna Philharmonic, Mozarteum Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, Dresden Semperoper Orchestra, Orchestra of Teatro Liceu in Barcelona and Orchestra of Palau de les Arts in Valencia.
In recital, he recently made a very successful London Wigmore Hall debut with Iain Burnside.
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