The American bass Arthur Woodley has been acclaimed for his performances in both opera and concert.

This season, Mr. Woodley makes his debut at the New Orleans Opera as the title role in Britten's Noyd's Flud and returns to the Seattle Opera as Crespel in  Les Contes d'Hoffmann. He recently won critical acclaim for his portrayal of  Emille Griffith in the world premiere of Terrance Blanchard’s Champion at the Opera Theater of St. Louis.

Mr. Woodley has appeared with prestigious opera companies all over the U.S. including the San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera,  Opera Company of Philadelphia, Dallas Opera,  Cincinnati Opera, Pittsburgh, Opera, and the Opera Theatre of St. Louis.  His many roles have included Varlaam in Boris Godunov, Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro, the Four Villains in Les Contes d’Hoffman, Kuno in Die Freischütz, Banquo in Macbeth, Nick Shadow in The Rake’s Progress, Sulpice in La Fille du Régiment, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Rocco in Fidelio, Publio in La Clemenza di Tito, Angelotti in Tosca, Achillas in Guilio Cesare, and Dansker in Billy Budd. ... read full bio