William Burden, tenor
Photo by Tim Hill American tenor William Burden has won an outstanding reputation in a wide-ranging repertoire throughout Europe and North America.
He has appeared in many prestigious opera houses in the United States and Europe, including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Seattle Opera, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Santa Fe Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, New York City Opera, New Orleans Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Opéra National de Paris, Glyndebourne Opera Festival, Thèâtre du Châtelet, Bayerische Staatsoper, Berliner Staatsoper, Madrid’s Teatro Real and the Saito Kinen Festival.
In concert, Burden has appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, and with Les Arts Florissants at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Barcelona and Lyon. He made his Edinburgh Festival debut as the title role in Judas Maccabeus, conducted by William Christie.
Burden’s recordings include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS Media), Barber’s Vanessa (Anatol) with the BBC Symphony Orchestra (Chandos) and Musique adorable: The Songs of Emmanuel Chabrier (Hyperion). He also appeared in the Metropolitan Opera’s live HD broadcast of Thomas Adès’ The Tempest.
Last season Burden made his debut at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City in I Capuleti e I Montecchi and returned to the Seattle Opera as the title role in Les Contes d’Hoffmann. He also sang his first Faust in Berlioz’ La Damnation de Faust with the Arizona Symphony Orchestra as part of the Desert Song Festival, and appeared in concert with the San Francisco Symphony and Boston Baroque.