Opera Gala with Barbara Frittoli, Grieghallen Bergen

“…Barbara Frittoli captivated her audience from the first tone. With arare clarity and fine articulation, and in addition a radiance, an obvious catalyst for her performance, Frittoli gives us a very memorable evening. But with all due respect to Madame Frittoli, it was the young tenor Joel Prieto who almost took the breath from the reviewer. It is no wonder he is one of the most sought after singers of his generation. With clarity, charisma and superb phrasing in a voice with a very controlled vibrato, dare I believe that we are witnessing a paradigm shift in the opera field. His performance of “Una furtiva Lagrima” from the opera L’elisir D’amore (Donizetti) took me into a new musical world. Fantastic!”

– Jan L. Jacobsen / 30 October 2009