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 bel canto baritones of the new generation, Chilean baritone Javier Arrey’s 2018-2019 season includes a return to the Metropolitan Opera for Le Dancaïre (Carmen) and Schaunard (La bohème). During the 2017-2018 season he made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Schaunard (La bohème) and returned to Washington Concert Opera as Valdeburgo in Donizetti’s La Straniera under Maestro Antony Walker. The 2016-2017 season saw a triumph in his debut with the Wiener Staatsoper as Marcello (La bohème) and he joined the roster of The Metropolitan Opera . . .

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