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, "his high, supple lyric voice possesses great conviction." Last season saw his return to Virginia Opera as Orpheus in Offenbach’s raucous Orpheus in the Underworld, Florida Grand Opera in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and debuts with the Prototype Festival in American Lyric Theater’s concert of La Reina, Arizona Opera in Falstaff, the South Bend Symphony Orchestra for Carmina Burana, and Mill City Summer Opera in Sweeney Todd. In the 2016-2017 season, he joins Opera Orlando for One Voice Orlando in response to the Pulse Night Club tragedy, and returns to Florida Grand Opera forBefore Night Falls. A lover of contemporary opera, Abreu has premiered the roles in Before Night Falls with Fort Worth Opera, The Long Walk with Opera Saratoga, The Inspector with Wolf Trap Opera, and La cabeza del bautista with Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona. He has garnered critical acclaim for his portrayals of Rossini’s leading men with New Jersey Opera, Nashville Opera, Lyrique en Mer, Opera de Oviedo, Theater Basel, Teatro Municipal de Chile, Austin Lyric Opera, New York City Opera, The New Israeli Opera, and the Stuttgart Staatsoper. He has also appeared with some of the world leading orchestras, including The Pittsburgh Symphony, The Naples Philharmonic, The Phoenix Symphony, The Louisville Symphony, and The Lexington Philharmonic, to name a few.