–The singer, who was born in Madrid and brought up in Puerto Rico, will take the role of Tamino on the 21st and 23rd July at the Tianqiao Performing Arts Center in Beijing.
After his performances in the opera houses of Dresden, Düsseldorf, Warsaw and Moscow over the last few months, the Spanish-Puerto Rican tenor Joel Prieto will once again wear the mantle of Prince Tamino in Mozart´s The Magic Flute. It was in this role that he recently made his debut at the Bolshoi Theatre, to great acclaim, and he will now take it again for his debut in China at the Tianqiao Performing Arts Center in the capital city (21st and 23rd July). Once again he will be performing in Barrie Kosky and Suzanne Andrade´s innovative production for the Berlin Komische Oper which is inspired by the silent movie genre and which Joel Prieto has already performed at the Teatro Real in Madrid, at the Warsaw Opera and the Bolshoi in Moscow.
So far this year the young tenor has appeared in some of the most important theatres in the world, in each case in Mozart operas. These theatres include Los Angeles Opera (The Abduction from the Seraglio); the Dresden Semperoper (The Abduction from the Seraglio); The Grand Theatre, Warsaw (The Magic Flute); and the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow (The Magic Flute).
However, not all Joel Prieto´s upcoming engagements are Mozart. After his debut in Beijing (China) he is returning to the Dresden Semperoper as Iopas in Les Troyens, by Berlioz. He will also return to the Teatro Real in Madrid to perform in Kurt Weill´s Street Scene; he will make his debut at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico with Mozart´s Requiem and will also return to the Teatro Municipal in Santiago, Chile as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni.