Tenor Jonathan Burton is engaged to sing the most demanding roles in the tenor repertoire including Cavaradossi in Tosca, Calàf in Turandot, Dick Johnson in Fanciulla del West, and Radames in Aida. He regularly receives rave reviews for his “…bright, heroic tone, [and] clarion power…” For his performance as Cavaradossi with Opera Omaha, one reviewer said: “Tenor Jonathan Burton was revelatory as the painter and revolutionary sympathizer. His voice never faltered through the demands of the role and his tortured humanity was palpable.”
In the current season, Burton joins the roster of The Metropolitan Opera for the first time for their production of Turandot, sings Don Jose in Carmen for Palm Beach Opera, will be heard as Calàf with Maryland Lyric Opera, and will cover the title role in Tristan und Isolde for The Santa Fe Opera. Expected performances in 2020 and 2021 included his German debut as Radames for Deutsche Oper am Rhein and his London debut as Cavaradossi with English National Opera. Additionally, he was to have been heard as Calàf with Saint Louis Symphony alongside Christine Goerke.