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William Burden

  • Tenor

Biography

In concert, William Burden has appeared with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia 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. This past summer he made his Edinburgh Festival debut as the title role in Judas Maccabeus, conducted by William Christie. Mr. Burden's recordings include Barber's Vanessa (Anatol) with the BBC Symphony Orchestra on the Chandos label and Musique adorable: The Songs of Emmanuel Chabrier for the Hyperion label.

This season, Mr. Burden tours Europe with William Christie and Les Arts Florissant, and returns to the Glyndebourne Festival and to the Seattle Opera for the world premiere of Daron Hagen's Amelia. He also appears with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in performances of Oedipus Rex, the St. Paul Chamber Music Society in performances of The Rake's Progress and at the Monnaie in Brussels in performances of La Belle Helene Raised in Florida, Mr. Burden received his master's degree in Vocal Performance at Indiana University. He was also a member of the Merola Program in San Francisco and at the Apprentice Artists Program at the Santa Fe Opera.