March 20th, 2015 by admin
Puerto Rican tenor, Javier Abreu, has been described as a commanding force on stage, incorporating a rich, sweet and agile voice, with ample dramatic skills. Opera News described him as “a natural Rossini singer,” and The Washington Times stated that “his high, supple lyric voice possesses great conviction.” His engagements in the 2009-10 season included roles in L’italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) and Don Giovanni, as well as the world premier of Jorge Martín’s Before Night Falls. Mr. Abreu has appeared with companies including New York City Opera, The New Israeli Opera, New Jersey Opera, Anchorage Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Opera Omaha, Florida Grand Opera, Tacoma Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Teatro Arriaga, and Opera de Oviedo. Also an accomplished concert singer, the tenor sang Carmina Burana with the National Symphony, under the baton of Emil de Cou, and The Messiah with the Pennsylvania Ballet. He has been a featured soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and the Brazos Valley Symphony. A recent alumnus of the Juilliard Opera Center, Mr. Abreu is the recipient of awards from both the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and the Macallister Awards.