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

Dick Johnson

La Fanciulla Del West

Des Moines Metro Opera



Apr 24, Apr 26

Manrico  Il Trovatore  Knoxville Opera

March 7, 12, 15m, 18, 21m, 24

Don Carlos  Don Carlos (Original Paris Version)  Sarasota Opera

November 14 at 8 pm November 16 at 2 pm

Dick Johnson  La Fanciulla Del West  Kentucky Opera

September 19 at 8 pm September 21 at 2 pm

Florestan  Fidelio  Kentucky Opera

June 28, July 6, July 11

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

May 2, 4, 2014

Don Jose  Carmen  Tulsa Opera

Saturday, March 15 at 7:30 PM; Monday, March 17 at 7:30 PM; Wednesday, March 19 at 7:30 PM; Friday, March 21 at 7:30 PM; Sunday, March 23 at 2 PM

Calaf  Turandot  Utah Opera

February 21,22 2013

Canio  Pagliacci  Opera Naples

December 14, 2013

Tenor Soloist  Beethoven's 9th Symphony  Teatro La Fenice

This is the event celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Reconstruction of La Fenice.

Nov 22, 24, 2013

Cavaradossi  Tosca  Dayton Opera

Nov. 1, 3 2013

Don Jose  Carmen  Opera Omaha

June 6, 12, 21

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

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 Coruña

February 9, 12, 17 (mat.), 20, 23, 28, March 3 (mat.), 10, 15, 19 (mat), 23

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.

Nov. 3,4 2012

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

WIth the Castleton Foundation, Maestro Lorin Maazel conducting

Friday, September 21, 8pm (Gala Opening Night); Sunday, September 23, 2pm Friday; September 28, 8pm

Mario Cavaradossi  Tosca  Kentucky Opera

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

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, 6m Newport News  May 11, 13m   Charlottesville         May 19, 20  Richmond May 23, 24   Virginia Beach

Don Josè  Carmen  Lyric opera Virginia

March, 31, 2012

Lt. Pinkerton  Madama Butterfly  Shreveport Opera

Feb. 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


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


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.

Matinees at 2:30 pm – June 29#; July 6+, 8, 10+, 23, 26, 28*, 31; August 7 Evenings at 8:00 pm – June 25; July 14, 16, 29 July 12th at 7:30pm – Speci

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."


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

La Fanciulla Del West  Dick Johnson

Des Moines Metro Opera

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Manrico Debut Success!!

New to KO was Jonathan Burton, whose role of Manrico, the title’s troubadour, was a perfect vehicle for his warmly appealing and exceedingly attractive spinto tenor voice. Burton’s exceptional lyrical quality throughout a range of dynamics was matched by equal measures of turmoil and tension as well, evidenced by Act III’s “Di quella pira,” in which Manrico frantically urges the rescue of his gypsy mother from Count di Luna’s army.

Alan Sherrod

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