Javier Ortiz

Bass-Baritone Javier Ortiz has portrayed twenty-seven leading and supporting opera roles and appeared as a soloist in fifteen major orchestral works.
 
Mr. Ortiz has been engaged as a Resident Artist at Opera North, Opera Studio Nederland, Sarasota Opera, and New Jersey Verismo Opera and regularly appears as a guest artist in both opera and concert works with many regional orchestras and opera companies in a varied repertoire. 
 
Internationally, he has performed in a concert of duets and arias at Amsterdam’s famous Concertgebouw, sung a duet from Verdi’s La Traviata for the 25th Anniversary Jubilee of The Netherlands Opera’s residence in the Muziektheater, appeared as Sarastro in a concert version of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with the Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra, and participated in the Rotterdam Opera Days in both solo recital and in the role of Colline in Puccini’s La Boheme. He also performed a recital in the foyer of the Muziektheater in Amsterdam for their 2012 spring concert series.
 
Recently, Mr. Ortiz has toured Mexico with the Chicago Arts Orchestra as the bass soloist in Al Combate by Ignacio Jerusalem in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México’s campus being designated as a UNESCO world heritage site and appeared as Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte with Connecticut Lyric Opera.
 
Mr. Ortiz began the 2018 season at Opera Southwest in the role of Narciso in the world premiere of Héctor Armienta’s Bless Me, Ultima, based on the famous novel by Rudolfo Anaya. He also performed the bass solo in the southwest premiere of Christopher Tin’s The Drop that Contained the Sea and portrayed both Masetto and the Commendatore in a condensed and updated off-Broadway version of Don Giovanni in New York City.