Javier Arrey

Listen to Javier Arrey perform Mozart's Don Giovanni - "Fin ch'han dal vino calda la testa" at the Castleton Festival


Chilean-born baritone Javier Arrey makes his Opera Lafayette debut as Œdipe and Stesichore in the production of Opera and the French Revolution. He has already amassed a broad operatic repertoire including Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Rodrigo (Don Carlo), Germont (La traviata), Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor) and Belcore (L’elisir d’amore). Following an acclaimed debut as Iago (Otello) at the Castleton Festival under Lorin Maazel, a performance The Washington Post described as “menaced and connived but [Arrey] did so subtly and with a voice so lovely to listen to that his scheming seemed all the more threatening,” Javier returned there the following summer in the title role of Don Giovanni. In addition to his work on the opera stage Arrey is developing his concert repertoire, most recently performing Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen at Teatro Municipal de Santiago. His repertoire includes Fauré’s Requiem, Dvořák’s Biblical Songs, and Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, among others. Engagements this season and last include Marcello (La Bohème) for Washington National Opera, Sharpless (Madama Butterfly) for the Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Alphonse (La favorite) with Washington Concert Opera under Antony Walker, Masetto (Don Giovanni) with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under Markus Stenz and Carmina Burana with Charlotte Symphony Orchestra under Christopher Warren-Green. A graduate of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, Mr. Arrey was a finalist at the 2009 Cardiff Singer of the World competition and winner of the CulturArte Prize at the 2011 Operalia Competition in Moscow. He will make his Wiener Staatsoper debut next season.