Roman Burdenko © Daniil Rabovsky

Roman Burdenko


Roman Burdenko is one of the most interesting young baritones. He is the winner of many prestigious singing competitions including Competizione dell’ Opera International Competition in Moscow (1st Prize, 2011), Concours de Chant Lyrique Long-Thibaud-Crespin in Paris (2nd Prize, 2011), Placido Domingo’s Operalia in Beijing (3rd Prize, 2012), and 32nd International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in Amsterdam (2nd Prize, 2013). Burdenko joined Mariinsky Opera Company in Sankt-Petersburg in 2017.

Among his recent and upcoming engagements are Shchelkalov (Boris Godunov) at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Gerrard (Andrea Chenier) in Deutsche Oper Berlin, Rodrigo (Don Carlo) in Bolshoi Theatre, Lord Enrico Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor) at Zurich Opera, Alfio (Cavalleria rusticana) and Tonio (I pagliacci) at the Dutch National Opera, also Rigoletto, Prince Igor, Falstaff, Alberich (Das Rheingold), Amorasro (Aida), Rangoni (Boris Godunov), Escamillo (Carmen), Tonio (I pagliacci), Tomsky (The Queen of Spades) and Albiani (Simon Boccanegra) at Mariinsky.

Among highlights of his previous seasons are roles of Tonio (I pagliecci), Alfio (Cavalleria Rusticana), Rangoni (Boris Godunov) at Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile, Marcello (La bohème) at the Komische Oper Berlin, Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor) at the Palm Beach Opera, Paolo Albiani (Simon Boccanegra) at theTeatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile and Opéra national du Rhin in Strasbourg.

During past seasons Burdenko has performed Tonio, Prince Igor, Stankar (Stiffelio), Dunois (Orleanskaya deva), Renato (Un ballo), Enrico (Lucia), Ford (Falstaff) and debuted in Prokofiev’s Ivan the Terrible at the Rotterndam Gergiev Festival among many others. He sung on stages of most prestigous theatres such as Théâtre de Genève, Bolshoi Theatre, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Las Palmas Opera, Opernhaus Zurich, Glyndebourne Festval, Royal Danish Opera Copenhagen, Bavarian State Opera etc.

Burdenko’s past engagements include Alfio (Cavalleria Rusticana) and Tonio (I Pagliacci) with Grand Théâtre de Genève, the title role in Prince Igor at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Stankar (Stiffeliowith Bilbao Opera, Dunois in a concert version of Tchaikovsky’s Orleanskaya Deva with Grand Théâtre de Genève, Renato (Un ballo in Maschera) with Deutsche Oper Berlin, Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor) with Las Palmas Opera, Alfio and Tonio with Opernhaus Zürich, his debut at the Rotterdam Gergiev Festival in Prokofiev’s Ivan The Terrible, Ford (Falstaff) at Glyndebourne Festival with Mark Elder and Richard Jones, Tomsky (Pique Dame) at Mariinsky Theatre, title role in Nabucco at Grand Théâtre de Genève, debut at the Bavarian State Opera as Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), Germont (La Traviata) at Glyndebourne Touring and at Mariinsky Theatre.

Updated on 12 january 2021

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