In the 2022/23 season Baritone Björn Bürger will be heard again as “Lescaut” in Massenet’s opera Manon Lescaut and “Dr. Falke” in Strauss’ Fledermaus at the Hamburg State Opera, as well as “Frédéric” in Delibes’ Lakmé and “Gaveston” and “Fremdling” in a new production of George Benjamin’s opera Lessons in Love and Violence at Zurich Opera. He will also make his debut as “Belcore” in a new production of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore and can be heard again as “Figaro” in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Stuttgart State Opera, where he joined the ensemble in 2019 and where he already was heard as “Conte Almaviva”, “Papageno”, “Dr. Falke”, “Don Giovanni” and the “Marquis of Posa” in a new production of Verdi’s Don Carlos.

In recent seasons Björn Bürger has appeared as “Prince Andreï Bolkonski” in Prokofiev’s War and Peace at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, “Guglielmo” in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte at the Opéra national du Rhin, “Der Barbier” in R. Strauss Die schweigsame Frau and “Dr. Falke” at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, “Don Giovanni” and “Conte Almaviva” in the Mozart/Da Ponte Trilogia at the Brussels Opera House La Monnaie/De Munt, “Papageno” at the Opéra national de Paris, “Don Giovanni” at the Norwegian Opera in Oslo, “Figaro” in Il Barbiere di Siviglia; “Harlequin” in Ariadne auf Naxos and “Papageno” in Mozart’s Magic Flute at the Glyndebourne Festival, “Figaro” at the Staatsoper unter den Linden, “Dr. Falke” at the Opéra national de Paris, “Falke” at the Opéra de Lausanne, “Wolfram von Eschenbach” at De Nationale Opera Amsterdam and as “Figaro” in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Semperoper Dresden.

After his studies at the Frankfurt State Conservatory with Prof. Hedwig Fassbender, he was ensemble member from 2013-2018 at Opera Frankfurt, where he interpreted “Billy Budd”, “Georg” in Arnulf Herrmanns Der Mieter, “Harlekin” in Ariadne auf Naxos, “Papageno” in Die Zauberflöte, “Conte Almaviva” in Le nozze di Figaro, “Frank” and “Fritz” in Die tote Stadt, “Dandini” in La Cenerentola, the title role in Britten’s “Owen Wingrave” as well as “Pelléas” in Pelléas et Mélisande.

He won first prize at the Bundeswettbewerb Gesang, is first prize winner of the Emmerich-Smola Competition and first prize winner of the Anneliese-Rothenberger Competition.