During the 2021-2022 season baritone Björn Bürger will be heard as “Prince Andreï Bolkonski” in Prokofievs opera War and Peace at Grand Théâtre de Genève, as well as Conte Almaviva, Papageno and Dr. Falke at State Opera Stuttgart, where he joined the ensemble in 2019. In addition he will make his debut as Guglielmo in Mozarts opera Cosi fan tutte at Opéra national du Rhin and will return to the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, where he will make his debut as “Der Barbier” in R. Strauss opera Die schweigsame Frau.
In 2020/21 he was heard as “Figaro” in Rossinis Il barbiere di Siviglia at Semperoper Dresden, as well as “Don Giovanni” at State Opera Stuttgart and as “Lescaut” in Massenets opera Manon at State Oper Hamburg. Björn Bürger was heard as “Don Giovanni” and “Il Conte di Almaviva” in the Triologia by Mozart and Da Ponte at La Monnaie in Brussels in 2020 as well as “Marquis von Posa” in a new production of Verdis Don Carlos at State Opera Stuttgart.
Björn Bürger made his debut at the Opéra national de Paris in Robert Carsen’s production of Die Zauberflöte as “Papageno” and as the title role in “Don Giovanni” at the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo. In 2016/2017 he made his debut in the title role of Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and as “Dr. Falke” in Strauß’ Die Fledermaus at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich and returned to Glyndebourne Festival as “Harlekin” in Ariadne auf Naxos, as well as „Papageno“ in the 2019 festival season . In addition Björn Bürger made his debut at Semperoper Dresden as “Figaro” in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia. During the 2018-2019 season baritone Björn Bürger sung “Figaro” in Rossinis Il barbiere di Siviglia at State Opera Stuttgart and at Staatsoper unter den Linden Berlin, “Dr. Falke” at Opéra de Lausanne, “Wolfram von Eschenbach” at De Nationale Opera Amsterdam and returned to Glyndeboune Festival and BBC Proms 2019 for “Papageno” in a new production of the magic flute. He won the first prize in the Bundeswettbewerb Gesang Berlin, as well as first prizes in the Emmerich-Smola Competition and the Anneliese-Rothenberger Competition.
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.