During the 2018-2019 season baritone Björn Bürger will sing “Figaro” in Rossinis Il barbiere di Siviglia at State Opera Stuttgart, “Dr. Falke” at Opéra de Lausanne, “Wolfram von Eschenbach” at De Nationale Opera Amsterdam and will return to Glyndeboune Festival 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.
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. In addition Björn Bürger made his debut at Semperoper Dresden as “Figaro” in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia.
His credits at Oper Frankfurt where he joined the ensemble from 2013-2018 include “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.
During his studies at the Frankfurt State Conservatory with Prof. Hedwig Fassbender, he debuted at the Grand Théâtre de Genève in Verdi’s Macbeth in a production directed by Christoph Loy and conducted by Ingo Metzmacher. In the world premiere of Richard Wagner’s Eine Kapitulation at the Festival of Young Artists in Bayreuth, he sang the main role of “Victor Hugo”. In addition, he sang “Argante” in Händel’s Rinaldo at the Händel Festival in Karlsruhe.