– The tenor will sing the Verdi opera after his first Händel in Barcelona
Audiences at the Teatro Real in Madrid are very familiar with the musical talent and stage presence of the tenor Joel Prieto. He has already performed there in operas as diverse as The Magic Flute (Mozart) and Street Scene (Weill). After his first incursion into baroque opera (Händel’s Rodelinda, at the Barcelona Liceu), in April, the acclaimed Puerto-Rican tenor, who was born in the Spanish capital, and won the Operalia competition, will return to the Madrid opera house, this time to take the role of Fenton in the opera Falstaff, by Giuseppe Verdi. This is a new production which Laurent Pelly will direct for the Real, and which will be conducted by Daniele Rustioni. Joel Prieto will sing in the first cast on the 23rd, 25th, 27th, 28th and 30th April and the 2nd and 8th May, tailoring the role of Fenton for this new production. Prieto made his debut in this Verdi role at the Barcelona Liceu in the 2010-11 season.
Later, among other projects, he will return to the Salzburg Festival this summer (Austria) as Orphée in Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers and to the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome (Italy) as Idamante in Mozart’s Idomeneo.