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, he 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. This exciting artist portrayed the Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Pluton in La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers, and Colline in La Boheme with Opera Studio Nederland. Mr. Ortiz 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.
Other recent performances include Zachariah in a condensed off-Broadway version of Nabucco, headlining a holiday concert with the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, and appearances in the filmed versions of The American Baroque Opera Company's Dido and Aeneas as Aeneas, and Opera on Tap/Playground Opera's La Cenerentola as Alidoro. Mr. Ortiz portrayed 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.
"Javier Ortiz had a highly versatile voice for the notoriously wide-ranging role of Argante..."
"...Sarastro, well sung and acted by bass-baritone Javier Ortiz, is pompous, controlling, self-righteous, sexist and insufficiently protective of his daughter..."
- Voce di Meche
"Javier Ortiz brought a sweet boyish naiveté to the prison warden Frank as he sang solidly throughout the night."