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Tenor William Burden, of Florida, has performed at the world’s greatest opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Glyndebourne, Santa Fe Opera, and the Bayerische Staatsoper, among many others.

His many roles include the title roles in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Faust, The Rake’s Progress, Pelléas et Mélisande, and Candide, as well as Don José in Carmen, Captain Vere in Billy Budd, Loge in Das Rheingold, Ferrando in Così fan tutte, and Lensky in Eugene Onegin. He has also created roles in new operas by Jake Heggie, Mark Adamo, Christopher Theofanidis, and Tobias Picker.

In concert, Burden has appeared with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Chicago, Atlanta, St. Louis, and Houston symphony orchestras, at the Edinburgh Festival, and on tour with Les Arts Florissants.

His recordings include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS Media), Barber’s Vanessa (in the role of Anatol) with the BBC Symphony Orchestra (Chandos), and Musique adorable!: The Songs of Emmanuel Chabrier (Hyperion). He also appeared in the Met Opera’s live HD broadcast of Thomas Adès’ The Tempest.

Burden received his master’s degree in vocal performance from Indiana University; he was also a member of the Merola Program in San Francisco and at the Apprentice Artists Program at Santa Fe Opera. He has taught at both the Mannes School in New York and at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore. He also served as artist in residence at the 2017 Glimmerglass Festival.

Tenor William Burden, of Florida, has performed at the world’s greatest opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Glyndebourne, Santa Fe Opera, and the Bayerische Staatsoper, among many others. His many roles include the title roles in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Faust, The Rake’s Progress, Pelléas et Mélisande, and Candide, as well as Don José in Carmen, Captain Vere in Billy Budd, Loge in Das Rheingold, Ferrando in Così fan tutte, and Lensky in Eugene Onegin. He has also created roles in new operas by Jake Heggie, Mark Adamo, Christopher Theofanidis, and Tobias Picker. In concert, Burden has appeared with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Chicago, Atlanta, St. Louis, and Houston symphony orchestras, at the Edinburgh Festival, and on tour with Les Arts Florissants. His recordings include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS Media), Barber’s Vanessa (in the role of Anatol) with the BBC Symphony Orchestra (Chandos), and Musique adorable!: The Songs of Emmanuel Chabrier (Hyperion). He also appeared in the Met Opera’s live HD broadcast of Thomas Adès’ The Tempest. Burden received his master’s degree in vocal performance from Indiana University; he was also a member of the Merola Program in San Francisco and at the Apprentice Artists Program at Santa Fe Opera. He has taught at both the Mannes School in New York and at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore. He also served as artist in residence at the 2017 Glimmerglass Festival.

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