Joel Prieto debuts at Real with The Magic Flute

Joel Prieto

The tenor of Puerto Rico Joel Prieto He disembarks in Madrid with all the illusion that he has to debut in his hometown. Considered the most important Mozart tenor of the moment, the Madrid singer will be Prince Tamino in the Teatro Real the days 16, 19, 22, 24, 26, 28 Y 30 of January of 2016 in the acclaimed production of Barrie Kosky The Magic Flute. After his last performances -Narraboth at the Salome de Richard Strauss in Lyon (France) and Helmsman in The Flying Dutchman at the Berlin Staatsoper (Germany)-, Prieto returns to Spain after his applauded return to Gran Teatre del Liceu from Barcelona last year as Ferrando de Così fan tutte. In Madrid the young Operalia winner will act under the direction of Ivor Bolton, with whom you have previously worked: “We get along very well with the teacher and he always gives good advice to the singers”, says the tenor. “I will also be with the Papageno of Joan Martin Royo, who I also know a lot, So in Real we are going to feel at home”.

Regarding his Madrid debut, he confesses that he is very excited: “Singing in the city where I was born and spending time with my Spanish family fills me with joy”. The tenor made his professional debut as Tamino in 2006 at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, role that he took up in 2011 for his debut at the Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden and with which he returned to that same stage in 2013 next to stars like Anna Prohaska Y René Pape. Saluted for his extensive command of the Mozart repertoire, He is one of the most sought-after artists of his generation, especially since he 2008 will win the prestigious Operalia contest created and chaired by Placido Domingo.