"Subdued emotional intensity permeates every line of Mr. Burden’s elegant singing."
—Anthony Tommasini, New York Times
American tenor William Burden has won an outstanding reputation in a wide-ranging repertoire throughout Europe and North America. His many roles include the title roles of Faust, Pelléas et Mélisande, The Rake’s Progress, Roméo et Juliette, Béatrice and Bénédict, Candide, and Acis and Galatea; Captain Vere in Billy Budd, and Aschenbach in Death in Venice. Also a supporter of new works, he appeared in the US premiere of Henze’s Phaedra at the Opera Company of Philadelphia, and created the roles of Peter in Mark Adamo's The Gospel of Mary Magdalene and Dan Hill in Christopher Theofanidis’ Heart of a Soldier at the San Francisco Opera.
Burden is in Boston to perform Beethoven's 9th Symphony in Jordan Hall with Boston Baroque. This is the second of two masterclasses with Burden. The first is Monday November 11 at 6pm in Williams Hall.