Frederick Burchinal, dramatic
baritone, began his twenty two year presence at the Metropolitan Opera with his
debut as Macbeth in 1988. Burchinal’s performances at the Metropolitan Opera
have also included the title roles in Simon Boccanegra, Nabucco, and
Rigoletto, Iago in Otello, Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana,
Tonio in Pagliacci, Amonasro in Aida, Gerard in Andrea Chenier,
Golaud in Pelleas et Melisande, and Baron Scarpia in Tosca.
Burchinal has performed with such notable operatic artists as Plácido Domingo,
Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland, Renato Bruson, Cornell MacNeil, James
MacCracken, Jon Vickers, Marlyn Horne, Regina Resnick, Marcello Giordani,
Nicholai Ghiarov, Anna Netrebko, Ben Heppner, James Morris, Maria Gulighina,
June Anderson, Rolando Villazon, and conductors James Levine, Julius Rudel,
Maurizio Arena, Placido Domingo, James Conlon, and Pierre Boulez. At the Ravinia
Festival with the Chicago Symphony he sang Iago in Otello and Sharpless
in Madama Butterfly. He has performed extensively with major opera houses
throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Scandinavia and Asia.
Since 2006, in addition to continuing his operatic and concert career, he has
served as the first recipient of the Wyatt and Margaret Anderson Professorship
in the Arts and Director of Opera at the University of Georgia’s Hugh Hodgson
School of Music. He has also presented Master Classes with the Franco American
Vocal Academy in Periqueux, France and has been a regular adjudicator for the
Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.