Joseph Charles Beutel

"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, and Asia, Beutel enjoys performing traditional operas and originating new roles in operas on the cutting edge both musically and in regards to its content. One such opera in which he most recently performed the father or “sir” role is called Mila, Commissioned and performed by Asia Society Hong Kong, and is the story of a typical Hong Kong family and their domestic helper. Beutel is not only passionate about music-making but also issues of social justice, in this case, the helper community of Hong Kong and the rest of the world who are largely invisible to those societies. He portrayed the roles of 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 a gorgeous tone in a huge vocal range and with an actor's command of language." He made his Carnegie Hall debut last spring in Elgar’s The Apostles, singing the role of Peter. He also originated the role of the "British Major" in the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Silent Night by Kevin Puts premiered at Minnesota Opera. Beutel was the 2nd place winner of the Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition in 2017 and winner of a Sullivan Foundation Career Development Award in 2011. He also appears in many concerts across the country and in Europe. Included in this repertoire are Messiah, St. Matthew and St. John Passion (J.S. Bach), and Requiems by Mozart and Brahms, to name a few. Upcoming engagements include Stravinsky’s Les Noces and Leonard Bernstein’s Dybbuk with New York City Ballet’s Robbins 100 Festival, celebrating the centennial of choreographer Jerome Robbins birthday this May.