UPCOMING

April 30, May 5, 13, 2017

Gustavo

Un Ballo in Maschera

Florida Grand Opera

Role Debut

June 23, 25, 30, July 8, 13, 16 2017

Calaf

Turandot

Des Moines Metro Opera

Aug. 4, 7:30PM

Turiddu

Cavalleria Rusticana-Concert Version

Opera Steamboat

Role Debut

FRI | OCT 13 | 7:30PM SUN | OCT 15 | 3:00PM WED | OCT 18 | 7:30PM FRI | OCT 20 | 7:30PM SUN | OCT 22 | 3:00PM

Cavaradossi

Tosca

Boston Lyric Opera

NOVEMBER 3 & 5, 2017

Cavaradossi

Tosca

Opera Omaha

anuary 27, 2018 at 7:30PM February 1, 2018 at 7:30PM February 4, 2018 at 2:30PM

Bacchus

Ariadne auf Naxos

Austin Opera

Role Debut

 

RECENT PERFORMANCES

February 10, 12, 18, March 24, 31, April 6 & 8, 2017

B. F. Pinkerton  Madama Butterfly  Welsh National Opera

November 2016

Dick Johnson  La Fanciulla Del West  Opera Colorado

September 17, 2016

Featured Artist  Vive la France! Opening Season Spectacular  Dayton Opera

July 16 - August 7, 2016

Cavaradossi  Tosca  Central City Opera

April 30, 2016

Cavaradossi  Tosca  Knoxville Opera

January 30 - March 19, 2016

Radames  Aida  Sarasota Opera

October 8 & 10, 2015

Calaf  Turandot  Nashville Opera

June 27, July 4, 12, 14, & 17, 2015

Dick Johnson  La Fanciulla Del West  Des Moines Metro Opera

April 24 & 26, 2015

Manrico  Il Trovatore  Knoxville Opera

March 7, 12, 15, 18, 21 & 24, 2015

Don Carlos  Don Carlos (Original Paris Version)  Sarasota Opera

November 14 & 16, 2014

Dick Johnson  La Fanciulla Del West  Kentucky Opera

September 19 & 21, 2014

Florestan  Fidelio  Kentucky Opera

June 28, July 6 & 11, 2014

B. F. Pinkerton  Madama Butterfly  The Castleton Festival with Maestro Lorin Maazel

May 2 & 4, 2014

Don Jose  Carmen  Tulsa Opera

March 15, 17, 19, 21 & 23, 2014

Calaf  Turandot  Utah Opera

February 21 & 22, 2014

Canio  Pagliacci  Opera Naples

December 14, 2013

Tenor Soloist  Beethoven's 9th Symphony  Teatro La Fenice

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Reconstruction of La Fenice. Maestro Lorin Maazel conducting.

November 22 & 24, 2013

Cavaradossi  Tosca  Dayton Opera

November 1 & 3, 2013

Don Jose  Carmen  Opera Omaha

July 6, 12, 21, 2013

Dick Johnson  La Fanciulla Del West  Castelton Festival

This is a new Production for the Castleton Festival conducted by Maestro Lorin Maazel, and directed by Giandomenico Vaccari

June 8, 2013

Dick Johnson  La Fanciulla Del West  Sinfonica de Galicia

Jonathan Burton's voice has a beautiful tone and sings with emotion the character of Dick Johnson, from his appearance on The Polka saloon until his final flight with Minnie and especially in his love scene in the cabin of this, showing the Character lyrical background." Julian Carrillo, A Coruñ

February 9, 12, 17, 20, 23, 28, March 3, 10, 15, 19, 23, 2013

Calaf  Turandot  Sarasota Opera

Mr. Burton is overjoyed to make his role, and company debut with Sarasota Opera as Calaf in Puccini's Turandot. Maestro DeRenzi conducts, and Stephanie Sundine directs.

November 3 & 4, 2012

Rodolfo  La Boheme  Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra, with Maestro Lorin Maazel

WIth the Castleton Foundation, Maestro Lorin Maazel conducting

September 21, 23, 28, 2012

Mario Cavaradossi  Tosca  Kentucky Opera

July 13, 21, 26, August 2, 4, 10, 2012

Mario Cavaradossi   Tosca  Utah Opera Festival

July 7, 2012

Rodolfo  La Boheme  Castleton Festival

This was Mr Burton's debut with the Castleton Festival, in Concert in Mannasas Va at the Hylton Center conducted by the Legendary Maestro Lorin Maazel.

May 4, 6, 11, 13, 19, 20, 23, 24, 2012

Don Josè  Carmen  Lyric opera Virginia

March 31, 2012

Lt. Pinkerton  Madama Butterfly  Shreveport Opera

February 3 & 12, 2012

Mario Cavaradossi  Tosca  Opera New Jersey

Mr. Burton is pleased to make is Opera New Jersey debut as Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca. Feb. 3, 2012 at McCarter Theatre in Princeton; Feb. 12 at NJPAC in Newark

November 19, 2011

Featured Soloist  Opera's Most Enchanting Moments  New York Opera Society

November 13, 2011

Lt. Pinkerton  Madama Butterfly  Opera on the James

This is Mr.Burton's return to Opera on the James after last year's Cavaradossi in Puccini's Tosca.

June - August 2011

Don José  Carmen  Central City Opera

Mr. Burton was honored to make his debut with Central City Opera in the 2011 festival in such a beautiful and powerful production, about which Kyle Macmillan of OPERA NEWS said: "The real find in this production, though, was its Don José, the still little-known tenor Jon Burton, an engaging all-around singer with a powerful, full-bodied sound."

November 14, 2010

Cavaradossi  Tosca  Opera on the James

March 12 & 14, 2010

Cavaradossi  Tosca  Annapolis Opera

February 12 & 14, 2010

B.F. Pinkerton  Madama Butterfly  Phoenix Opera

March 13 & 15, 2009

Canio  I Pagliacci  Annaplis Opera

November 14 & 16, 2008

Cavaradossi  Tosca  Phoenix Opera

News

Expanded Repertory!

The past Year has seen many new VERY successful debuts! Florestan, Don Carlos, and Manrico have all received glowing reviews. Also successful returns to Johnson, Calaf, and Don Jose.

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Upcoming

April 30, May 5, 13, 2017

Un Ballo in Maschera  Gustavo

Florida Grand Opera

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Press

Radames Debut

The Radames was Jonathan Burton whose singing of “Celeste Aida” revealed a powerful tenor with lyrical grace, ending the “untrono vicino al sol” first full voice then an octave lower and softly. Burton has real “squillo” (shine) to his voice. His heroic singing in the duet “Numi che duce ed arbitto” with the Chief Priest Ramfis concluding jointly with “Immensa Ptha” was thrilling. His third act finale “Sacerdote io resto a te,” was with golden notes seemingly held together with electrifying intensity. His confrontation with Amneris in Act 4 was a revelation, “Gia i sacerdoti adunansi” with generous and expansive bursts of glory. Burton’s “Morire si pura e bella” was lyrically done with pathos and a beautiful blend with Aida. The final “O terra addio” was sung with security and resignation. This was an extraordinary performance from a very promising tenor.

Nino Pantano

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