BIO

Bass-Baritone Javier Ortiz has played over 35 leading and supporting operatic roles and has appeared as a soloist in 15 major orchestral works with opera companies and orchestras across the United States.

 

Internationally, Javier performed "Mozart Arias and Duets" in concert at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, appeared as a soloist for the 25th Anniversary of the Netherlands Opera's residence in the Muziektheater, sang Sarastro's arias from Die Zauberflöte with the Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra, and joined the Rotterdam Opera Days in concert and as Colline in La Boheme. He portrayed the Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Pluton in La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers, and Colline in La Boheme with Opera Studio Nederland. Javier also toured Mexico with the Chicago Arts Orchestra as the bass soloist in Al Combate by Ignacio Jerusalem in celebration of UNAM’s designation as a UNESCO world heritage site.  

 

Recently, Javier played Zachariah in a condensed off-broadway version of Nabucco, headlined a holiday concert with the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, and appeared in the filmed versions of The American Baroque Opera Company's Dido and Anaeas as Anaeas, and Opera on Tap/Playground Opera's La Cenerentola as Alidoro. In 2021-2022, he played Dottore Grenvil in La Traviata with Opera Southwest, British Soldier in All is Calm with Opera North, and Guillermo Kahlo/Mr. Rockefeller/Edward G. Robinson in Frida with Opera Southwest and El Paso Opera. Upcoming roles include Sergeant Gomez in Zorro with Opera Southwest, Scrooge in Scrooge the Musical with NMGMC, and Figaro in a concert version of Le Nozze di Figaro with the Roswell Symphony Orchestra.

Rinaldo
Rinaldo

Javier as Argante in The American Baroque Opera Company's 'Rinaldo'. Photo by: Karen Almond

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Amahl and the Night Visitors
Amahl and the Night Visitors

Javier as King Balthazar and Omar Najmi as King Kaspar in Opera North's 'Amahl and the Night Visitors'. Photo by: Lisa Morrison

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Frida
Frida

Javier as Edward G. Robinson and Jose Sacin as Diego Rivera in Opera Southwest's 'Frida'. Photo by: Lance W. Ozier

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Rinaldo
Rinaldo

Javier as Argante in The American Baroque Opera Company's 'Rinaldo'. Photo by: Karen Almond

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