Joel Prieto



Tenor Joel Prieto has become one of the most sought-after and exciting artists of his generation. After being awarded the highly coveted distinction of first prize in Plácido Domingo’s Operalia Competition, he has performed in some of the most prestigious opera and concert venues around the world. The Spanish-born tenor, raised in Puerto Rico, continually captivates audiences, bringing depth and subtlety to leading roles, infusing characters with vitality, elegance and beauty. Joel Prieto’s 2018-2019 season includes house debuts at Opéra de Lausanne as Ferrando in Così fan tutte and La Monnaie / De Munt National Opera as Ernesto in Don Pasquale. Mr. Prieto also returns to Teatro Real as Fenton in Falstaff, and to Gran Teatre del Liceu for his role debut as Grimoaldo in Rodelinda.

Mr. Prieto’s 2017-2018 season started with Les Troyens at Semperoper Dresden and a Christmas Concert at Puerto Rico’s Centro de Bellas Artes with the San Juan Bautista Choir and the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra. He returned to the Teatro Real for Kurt Weill’s Street Scene and gave a concert at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico in which he sang Mozart’s Requiem, as well as West Side Story Suite No. 1 with the Puerto Rico Symphony. Finally, he returned to the Teatro Municipal de Santiago as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni.

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“Prieto’s firm and dramatically warm voice, which reaches incredible highs of beauty and magnificence, has that perfectly balanced blend of inner ardor and great musical heritage’s mighty brightness. A truly enriching night of majesty and cultural satisfaction even for the hardest to please.”

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