Since being awarded First Prize in Plácido Domingo’s Operalia Competition, tenor Joel Prieto has become one of the most sought-after and exciting artists of his generation. Mr. Prieto’s 2019–20 season began with a return to Rome’s Teatro dell’Opera for his role debut as Idamante in Robert Carsen’s new production of Mozart’s Idomeneo. He reprises the role of Sam Kaplan in Weill’s Street Scene, this time in his Opéra de Monte-Carlo debut, and sings Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden.
Highlights of recent seasons include performances at London’s Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Los Angeles Opera, Salzburg Festival, Santa Fe Opera, Teatro Real Madrid, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Houston Grand Opera, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Munich’s Bavarian Staatsoper, Brussels’s Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Opéra de Lausanne, Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Washington National Opera, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Berlin Staatsoper, and Opera Puerto Rico.
Mr. Prieto’s has appeared in concert at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, London’s Wigmore Hall, Moscow’s Dom Muzyki Chamber Hall, Salzburg’s Mozarteum, Seville’s Teatro de la Maestranza, and Switzerland’s Monastery of Wolhusen, as well as Centro de Bellas Artes and the Casals Festival in San Juan. His orchestral engagements have included Orchestre national de Lyon, Houston Symphony, and Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra. Joel Prieto has worked with conductors including Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Zubin Mehta, Fabio Luisi, Trevor Pinnock, Daniele Gatti, Roberto Abbado, Ivor Bolton, Daniele Callegari, Bruno Campanella, Adam Fischer, and Andrés Orozco-Estrada, as well as stage directors David McVicar, Robert Carsen, Claus Guth, Christof Loy, Francisco Negrin, Stephen Lawless, Daniel Satler, Emilio Sagi, Harry Kupfer, Frederic Wake-Walker, and Hans Neuenfels.