JOSEPH CHARLES BEUTEL
“An imposing bass-baritone,” as reviewed by Opera News, Joseph Beutel, is often praised for his “deep, well-rounded tone” and versatility on stage. Making his career across the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America, Beutel enjoys performing operas in the classic cannon and originating roles in cutting edge new works. Most recently, he appeared as the father or “sir” in Mila, a story about a Hong Kong family and their domestic helper, commissioned by Asia Society Hong Kong and shedding light on social issues facing Asia today. With Minnesota Opera, he originated the role of “British Major” in Kevin Puts’s Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Silent Night and received critical acclaim as the Duke and Judge in Adès’s Powder Her Face with Sklylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee. The 2nd place winner of the Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition in 2017, he has appeared internationally as soloist in Messiah, St. Matthew and St. John Passion, and Requiems by Mozart, Brahms, and Fauré and made his Carnegie Hall debut as Peter in Elgar’s The Apostles. Musical theater credits include Carousel with the New York Philharmonic, and Most Happy Fella with ENCORES! at City Center. Last season, he debuted with New York City Ballet in Stravinsky’s Les Noces and Bernstein’s Dybbuk for the Robbins 100 Festival.