Chile: Javier Arrey

Javier Arrey from Chile

Last updated: 11 June 2009

Song Prize finalist
Baritone
Born 1982

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World and Song Prize competitor

Javier Arrey was born in Valdivia, Chile where he first studied piano and musical theory. Later he studied singing with Professor Hanns Stein at the Universidad de Chile, Santiago, and choir conducting at the Teatro Municipal.

In 2006 he took part in the Neue Stimmen master class with Katia Ricciarelli, Francisco Araiza, Siegfried Jerusalem and Gustav Kuhn. He has also interpreted baroque music, mainly Bach, with Hans-Joachim Rotzsch in Leipzig.

His repertoire includes Conte (Le nozze di Figaro), Masetto (Don Giovanni), Guglielmo and Alfonso (Così fan tutte), Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor) and Figaro (II barbiere di Siviglia); the baritone solo parts in Handel's Messiah, Brahms' Requiem, Fauré's Requiem, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Bach's Christmas Oratorio and St John Passion.

His Lieder repertoire includes Schumann's Dichterliebe, Dvorák's Biblical Songs and Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen. He has performed under conductors such as Daniel Montané, Roberto Rizzi Brignoli, Gustav Kuhn, Jan Latham-König, Hans-Joachim Rotzsch and Andreas Mitisek.

Javier was a semi-finalist at Operalia 2007, and a finalist in Competizione dell'Opera, SemperOper, Dresden in 2008. He was selected by Dolora Zajick to join her programme at the Institute for Young Dramatic Voices in Orem, Utah in July this year.

Javier enjoys performing as piano accompanist for popular music singers and his main hobby is international cooking.

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize 2009: Final repertoire

  • Oblak a marákota - Písné Biblické (Op 99 No 1) - Dvořák
  • Skyse má a pavéza má - Písné Biblické (Op 99 No 2) - Dvořák
  • Slýs ó Bóže modlitbu mow - Písné Biblické (Op 99 No 3) - Dvořák
  • Hospodin jest muj pastŷr - Písné Biblické (Op 99 No 4) - Dvořák
  • Bóže! Bóže! píseň novou - Písné Biblické (Op 99 No 5) - Dvořák
  • Chanson romanesque (Don Quichotte à Dulcinée No 1) - Ravel
  • Erlkönig (Op 1 D328) - Schubert

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2009: concert four repertoire

  • O Carlo, ascolta ... Io morrò (Don Carlo) - Verdi
  • Slýs ó Bóže modlitbu mow (Písné Biblické Op 99 No 3) - Dvořák
  • Hai già vinta la causa! ... Vedrò mentr'io sospiro (Il nozze di Figaro) - Mozart
  • Largo al factotum (Il barbiere di Siviglia) - Rossini

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize 2009: recital two repertoire

  • Oblak a Marákota - Písné Biblické (Op 99 No 1) - Dvořák
  • Skyse má a pavéza má - Písné Biblické (Op 99 No 2) - Dvořák
  • Slýs ó Bóže modlitbu mow - Písné Biblické (Op 99 No 3) - Dvořák
  • Bóže! Bóže! píseň novou - Písné Biblické (Op 99 No 5) - Dvořák
  • Im wunderschönen Monat Mai - Dichterliebe (Op 48 No 1) - Schumann
  • Aus meinen tränen spriessen - Dichterliebe (Op 48 No 2) - Schumann
  • Die Rose, die Lilie, die Taube - Dichterliebe (Op 48 No 3) - Schumann
  • Wenn ich in deine Augen seh' - Dichterliebe (Op 48 No 4) - Schumann
  • Vidala del secadal (Doze canciones populares) - Guastavino

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