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William Burden

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Reviews

William Burden Press Reviews

Don Giovanni/ Glyndebourne Festival 2010

'...cleanly sung by William Burden...'
Evening Standard/ July 5, 2010

'The omission of Ottavio’s second aria, by contrast, is a missed opportunity for William Burden, who rids the character of wimpishness and turns “Dalla sua pace”into a show-stopper.'
Financial Times/ July 5, 2010

Julietta/ Barbican Centre March 27, 2009

'William Burden showed impeccable poise and clarity as the hapless bookseller...'
Telegraph, April 2, 2009

'The rising American tenor William Burden was hugely impressive as the bemused, infatuated Michel...'
The Times, March 27, 2009

Lyric Opera of Chicago/ Lulu 2008

'Schoen's son Alwa is a breakthrough portrayal for American tenor William Burden Chicago...'
Sun-Times, November 10, 2008

'...and the shining tenor William Burden as Schon's son Alwa, who doesn't seem to mind bedding the woman who shot his father and poisoned his mother.'
Chicago Tribune

Santa Fe Opera, Billy Budd, 2008

'Tenor William Burden, who ceded his frequent status as bare-chested beefcake to the well-sculpted Mr. Rhodes for this opera, had the gravitas, emotional range, high notes and lyricism needed for Captain Vere.'
Wall Street Journal, August 19, 2008

'In his role debut as Vere, American tenor William Burden beautifully showed professional confidence, emotional anguish, intellectual rigor, and conflict between love and duty; he broke our hearts. His tenor ... retains a youthful, plangent, quality. His diction was marvelous. ... Vere's "Be so good as to leave me!" was like the bloody, condescending kiss of a whip.'
Craig Smith, The New Mexican, July 13, 2008