Javier Arrey

— Baritone

“But once Alphonse, the king, and Léonor, his mistress (the “favorite” of the title), squared off in a duet, the evening began to strike sparks – thanks to Javier Arrey, an ardent and warm baritone as Alphonse…time and again, it was Arrey who gave the warmth.”
Anne Midgette, Washington Post, March 2016 - Alphonse XI in "La favorite" with Washington Concert Opera

"It was amazing with what easiness and assuredness he sang Marcello, with all the high and low notes, cantabile and marcato and how he built up the role, light and emotional”
Sieglinde Pfabigan, Merker, Die Internationale Kulturplattform (Wiener Staatsoper debut as Marcello in La Bohème / Vienna)

“I have been consistently impressed by Mr. Arrey’s natural vocal talent; his ability to perform, not just sing, a wide array of roles; and the star quality that draws patrons to his performances…”
Plácido Domingo / Singer, Conductor, Producer, & Administrator

“As a baritone, Mr. Arrey has demonstrated a rare talent as an opera singer. His rich and unique voice brings life to his performances as a musician and to the characters he portrays. Mr. Arrey is a skilled actor and interpreter whose versatility and creativity have especially attracted younger audiences whom we need to cultivate in order to secure the survival of this Art form…"
-Lorin Maazel, Conductor


Heralded as one of the most sought after and versitile baritones of the emerging generation, Chilean baritone Javier Arrey began his 2017-2018 season with his Metropolitan Opera debut as Schaunard (La bohème) in the classic Franco Zeffirelli production and made his acclaimed return to Washington Concert Opera as Valdeburgo in Donizetti’s La Straniera under Maestro Antony Walker. The 2016-2017 season Arrey saw a triumph in his debut with the Wiener Staatsoper as Marcello (La bohème) and joined the roster of The Metropolitan Opera.

Engagements in recent seasons include, among others: Marcello . . .

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