With a vast repertoire Octavio Arévalo has sung on the most important opera stages on five continents.
After singing studies and stage direction studies in his home country he studied with Ernst Haefliger in Munich and at the Bayerische Singschule with James King. Later he was a member of the Studio of the Vienna State Opera.
He was a stable member of the Lucerne Theater, Switzerland.
Octavio Arévalo has worked with internationally renowned conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Richard Bonynge, Daniel Oren, Nello Santi, Pinchas Steinberg, Yehudi Menuhin, Carlo Rizzi, Marcello Viotti, Evelino Pidó, Maurizio Beninni, Bruno Campanella and Vladimir Fedoseyev among others, and directors such as Franco Zefirelli, Guenter Kraemer, Goetz Fridrich, Pier Luigi Pier Alli, Brigitte Fassbaender, Harry Kupfer and Pier Luigi Pizzi.
He sang at Teather an der Wien (Vienna) in the first opera directed by Lord Yehudi Menuhin.
Among his recorded productions (CD´s) are: the Rossini operas “Il Signore Bruschino” and “La Semiramide” for Deutsche Grammophon, “La Vida Breve” by Manuel de Falla for Harmonia Mundi, “Le Rois Arthus” By Ernst Chausson for the ORF (Austrian broadcasting corporation), “María di Rohán” and “María Stuarda” by Donizetti for the label Nigthingale, and “Adelia” by Donizetti for BMG-Riccordi.