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Joel Prieto

Ferrando (Così fan tutte)

Joel Prieto studied at the Manhattan School of Music, the Atelier Lyrique de l’Opéra de Paris, then in a project for young singers at the Salzburg Festival. He gained international recognition as an ensemble member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and through his involvement in the zarzuela Luisa Fernanda alongside Plácido Domingo, at the Theater an der Wien. He has performed with conductors Fabio Luisi, Roberto Abbado, Zubin Mehta, Adam Fischer, and worked with directors David McVicar, Robert Carsen and Claus Guth. He was awarded first prize at the Operalia competition and has performed in concert and recital at the Salzburg Festival, the Maestranza in Sevilla and at Wigmore Hall. He has sung alongside Anna Netrebko and Erwin Schrott.

More recently, he played the title-role in Béatrice et Bénédict by Berlioz at the Capitole in Toulouse and Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail for his debut at the Los Angeles Opera.