Joseph Beutel, Baritone
“An imposing bass-baritone,” as reviewed by Opera News, Joseph Beutel is often praised for his “deep, well-rounded tone,” and overall richness of voice and versatility on stage.
Making his career across the United States, Europe, Asia and South America, Joseph has performed with such companies as Santa Fe Opera, Minnesota Opera, Seattle Opera and the New York Philharmonic, to name a few. He enjoys performing operas in the classic cannon and originating new roles in operas on the cutting edge, such as the father or “sir” role in Mila, commissioned and performed by Asia Society Hong Kong. The story of a typical Hong Kong family and their domestic helper, the opera sheds light on social issues spanning much of Asia and the Middle East; it was featured in Time magazine.
Joseph also originated the role of the British Major in the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Silent Night by Kevin Puts, premiered at Minnesota Opera. Other roles include the Duke and Judge in Powder Her Face by Thomas Adès at Skylight Music Theatre in Milwaukee, where he “burned up the stage… singing with gorgeous tone in a huge vocal range and with an actor’s command of language.” He made his Carnegie Hall debut, singing the role of Peter in Elgar’s The Apostles with American Symphony Orchestra, returning to that stage in Messiah with the Oratorio Society of New York. Joseph was the second-place winner of the Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition in 2017 and winner of a Sullivan Foundation Career Development Award in 2011. He has appeared in many concert works internationally, including roles in Messiah, St. Matthew Passion and St. John Passion, and Requiems by Mozart, Brahms and Fauré. His musical theater credits include Carousel with the New York Philharmonic and Most Happy Fella with ENCORES! at New York’s City Center. He made his debut with New York City Ballet this past season in the works of Stravinsky’s Les Noces and Leonard Bernstein’s Dybbuk for the Robbins 100 Festival, celebrating the centennial of choreographer Jerome Robbins.