– The Spanish-born Puerto Rican tenor will make his debut in Malaga in June, after more performances of Street Scene, by Kurt Weill, at Teatro Real.
Joel Prieto´s career is constantly leading him to explore new formats. This season has taken him to venues such as the Dresden Semperoper (Les Troyens, by Berlioz), the Grand Auditorium in Luxemburg (Die Csárdásfürstin, by Kálmán, alongside the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg), the Teatro Real in Madrid (Street Scene, by Kurt Weill), the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico (Mozart´s Requiem with the Puerto Rico Symphony) and to Santiago de Chile (Don Giovanni, by Mozart), among other engagements. On the 8th, 9th and 10th June he will return to Spain for another change in style. This will be to sing at the Malaga Classical Festival, where he will participate in two concerts dedicated to Spain (Teatro Echegaray in Malaga) alongside renowned musicians such as Jesús Reina (violin), Misha Dacić (piano), Eric Silberger (violin), Alberto Martos (cello), Moritz Winkelmann (piano), Eleanor Kendra James (viola), Char Prescott (cello) Anna Margrethe Nilsen (violin), Christopher Schmitt (piano) and Gabriel Ureña (cello), Joel Prieto will be the only opera singer among them. On the 8th he will be singing music by foreign composers who were, in one way or another, fascinated by Spain and its culture and music, including Beethoven, Rossini, Poulenc, Scarlatti and Fauré. In the concert on the 10th he will perform some of the most famous zarzuela romances composed by Sorozábal, Soutullo, Vert and Guerrero, among others. Between both concerts, on the 9th June, he will give a masterclass, organized by the Malaga festival.
Before his debut in Malaga, Joel Prieto will return to the Teatro Real in Madrid, the city of his birth, to give more performances as the male lead of Street Scene (26th, 27th, 29th, and 30th May and 1st June), which he also did last February at the same theatre in the premiere of Kurt Weill’s American opera in the Spanish capital. This summer, as well, Prieto, who was the winner of the 2008 Operalia competition, will continue in Spain to give two concerts in Palma, Majorca, organized by the Salzburg Festival (5th and 6th July) and a third, in the same city, for the Baden-Baden Festival (11th August).