William Burden

Introduction

William Burden has established himself in a wide-ranging repertoire in Europe and North America. In North America he has appeared with the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Seattle Opera, Opera Company of Phildalphia, Florida Grand Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Glimmerglass Opera and New York City Opera. He has sung with the Opera de Paris, Opera de Bordeaux, the Theatre du Chatelet, Paris, Bavarian State Opera, Munich, the Teatro Real, Madrid, Teatro alla Scala, Milan and at the Saito Kinen Festival, Japan and the Glyndebourne Festival. His broad repertoire includes the title roles of Faust, Pelleas et Melisande, Romeo et Juiette, the Rake’s Progress, Beatrice et Benedict, Candide and Acis and Galatea. He has sung Nerone (L’Incoronazione di Poppea), Aschenbach (Death in Venice), Male Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia), Tamino, Fenton, Nemorino and Peter Quint.

His recent engagements include Tom Rakewell in San Francisco, Pelleas for the Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin (with Sir Simon Rattle), Captain Vere (Billy Budd) in Santa Fe, Alwa (Lulu) in Chicago, Julietta in concert with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, L’italiana in Algeri in Dallas, his first Don Jose in Cincinnati and Don Ottavio for the Glyndebourne Festival.

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Repertoire

Opera Repertoire

BARBER  
Vanessa (Anatole)

BERG   
Lulu (Alwa)

BERNSTEIN  
Candide (Candide)

BIZET   
The Pearlfishers (Nadir)

BERLIOZ  
Beatrice et Benedict (Benedict)

BRITTEN  
The Rape of Lucretia  (Male Chorus)
The Turn of the Screw (Quint)
Death in Venice  (Aschenbach) 
Billy Budd  (Captain Vere)

DEBUSSY  
Pelleas et Melisande  (Pelleas)

DELIBES  
Lakme  (Gerald)

DONIZETTI  
L’elisir d’amore  (Nemorino)
Lucia di Lammermoor  (Edgardo)

GLUCK  
Iphigenie en Tauride  (Pylade) 

GOUNOD  
Faust  (Faust)
Romeo et Juliette  (Romeo)

HANDEL  
Acis and Galatea  (Acis)

MARTINU  
Juliette  (Michel)

MASSENET  
Manon (Des Grieux)
Werther (Werther)

MONTEVERDI 
L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Nerone) 

MOZART  
Cosi fan tutte  (Ferrando)
Die Zauberfloete  (Tamino)
Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio)

OFFENBACH  
La belle Helene  (Paris)

PICKER  
An American Tragedy (Gilbert Griffiths)

POULENC  
Dialogues des Carmelites (Chevalier)

PUCCINI  
La Boheme (Rodolfo)

ROSSINI  
La Cenerentola (Ramiro)
L’Italiana in Algeri (Lindoro)

R.STRAUSS  
Salome   (Narraboth)
Capriccio   (Flamand)
Der Rosenkavalier (Italian Singer)

STRAVINSKY  
The Rake’s Progress  (Tom Rakewell)

TCHAIKOVSKY 
Eugene Onegin (Lensky)

VERDI   
La traviata  (Alfredo)
Falstaff  (Fenton)

 

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