|About William Burden|
|I first saw tenor William Burden at the New York City Opera on September 25, 1999, as Tamino in Mozart's The Magic Flute. He made a very favorable impression. Especially noteworthy was the clarity of his enunciation of the English text.|
|Stephenie Blythe and William Burden sang in performances of Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri at the Santa Fe Opera during the summer 2002.
Craig Smith wrote in a July 2, 2002, review for The New Mexican: "William Burden's Lindoro was just as good [as Stephanie Blythe's Isabella]. He not only cut a fine figure and moved lithely: He soared through the treacherous part like a hawk luxuriating on the wind, and with attractive tone to boot. He is a tenor to sigh for, and a tasteful musician into the bargain."
|"As Lakme's lover Gerald, tenor William Burden displayed a big, yet sweet and well-managed voice to go with his athletic bearing and good looks," wrote Lawrence B. Johnson in a review for the Detroit News of a performance for Michigan Opera Theatre in May 2002.|
|William Burden and Susan Graham appeared in Offenbach's La Belle Hélène during Santa Fe Opera's 2003 season.
Susan "Graham's commanding performance as [Hélène] is everything one would expect from one of the world's reigning mezzo-sopranos, and she is perfectly balanced by [William] Burden, a tenor who has operatic star written all over him."--from a review by Kyle MacMillan at denverpost.com of a performance of Offenbach's La Belle Hélène at Santa Fe, New Mexico.
|William Burden sings the role of Anatol in the Chandos recording of Samuel Barber's Vanessa.
William Burden is among the soloists in a Hyperion recording of songs of Chabrier that can be ordered from amazon.com.
|William Burden sang the role of Michel in French-language performances of Martinu's Julietta at the Palais Garnier in Paris. November 20, 2002, International Herald Tribune review|
|Some upcoming performances:
THÉÂTRE DU CHÂTELET, Paris
Candide by Leonard Bernstein
11 December 2006
13 December 2006
15 December 2006
19 December 2006
21 December 2006(m)
23 December 2006
26 December 2006
28 December 2006
31 December 2006
Houston Grand Opera
Faust by Gounod (Jan 20-Feb. 3, 2007, five performances): William Burden (Faust), Samuel Ramey (Mephistopheles), Tamar Iveri (Marguerite), Earle Patriarco (Valentin). Sebastian Lang-Lessing (conductor), Elizabeth Bachman
(director). Francesca Zambello production of HGO.
June 1, 2, and 3, 2007
Performances of Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, with Angelika Kirchschlager among the other soloists