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Kevin Burdette at the Met

Kevin_Burdette.JPGOur opera friend, Jerry Braunstein, reminded us here at the Cafe that bass Kevin Burdette, a native of Knoxville and an alumnus of the UT Opera Theatre and the UT School of Music, has two roles this season at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Burdette is currently performing in Richard Strauss' Elektra that will have had six performances in December. He is also scheduled to appear in Shostakovich's The Nose that will premiere on March 5.

Burdette, known for his sense of humor on and off the stage, has performed with a number of opera companies around the U.S. including several productions for New York City Opera. For his role of Archibald in their production of the Gilbert and Sullivan opera PatienceThe New Yorker music critic Alex Ross had this to say about Burdette

Burdette appeared with Knoxville Opera Company in 2005 in Donizetti's La fille du rĂ©giment. 

 

Comments » 2

  • December 30, 2009
  • 6:10 PM
Maestro89 writes:

Thanks for the update. Not surprising to hear Kevin is at the Met. I've also heard that he's coming back to Knoxville as Bartolo this spring in Barber of Seville. Can't wait to hear him.

  • January 02, 2010
  • 3:26 AM
lilac writes:

He IS quite funny...check out that picture...love it...love him! About time the Met gave hime a role. Is he really coming to Knoxville again???

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Alan Sherrod serves up a big plate of nourishing commentary on the Knoxville classical music and fine arts scene.