Don Giovanni, Salzburg Festival

“He (Erwin Schrott) was applauded with enthusiasm. The same thing happened to the big revelation of the Salzburg Festival. We talk about Joel Prieto and his excellent presentations in the role of Don Ottavio. It didn’t scare him to debut in Mozart’s birth city. Neither the comparison with Alfredo Kraus. We can not miss the merits with whom Prieto has claimed his place. He was unknown until the vocal competition sponsored by Placido Domingo (Operalia). He won in 2008 and, since then, has climbed up in the repertoire of Mozartian territory.

– El mundo / 8 November 2010

Le aplaudieron con entusiasmo. Igual que sucedio a la gran revelacion espanola del Festival de Salzburgo. Hablamos de Joel prieto y de sus excelentes presentaciones en el papel de Don Ottavio. No le ha impresionado debutar en la ciudad natal de Mozart. Tampoco la comparacion con Alfredo Kraus. No pueden perderse de vista el mérito y la distincion con que Prieto ha reclamado su sitio. Era un desconocido hasta el concurso vocal que patrocina Placido Domingo (Operalia). Lo gano en 2008 y, desde entonces, se ha erigido en repertorio del territorio mozartiano.

– El mundo / 8 November 2010

Everything in front for the young Spanish Joel Prieto with his silky easy tenor voice as Ottavio.

– Wiener Zeitung / 8 November 2010

Allen voran der junge Spanier Joel Prieto mit seinem seidig leichten Tenor als Ottavio.

– Wiener Zeitung / 8 November 2010

“Joel Prieto as Don Ottavio covered for a sick Joseph Kaiser with admirable constancy and growing vocal confidence.”

– CBC News & The Washington Post / 8 November 2010