Amy Burton is one of New York’s most notable singers, at the Metropolitan Opera from 1993 to the present, and as one of New York City Opera’s leading sopranos in over a dozen productions. From her New York debut recital at the 92nd Street Y in 1997 to her appearance with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center this season, Burton is a vital part of New York’s cultural scene, performing with Mostly Mozart Festival, The Morgan Library, Brooklyn Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, New York Festival of Song, and many appearances at Carnegie Hall, Weill Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Joe’s Pub, to name a few.
Burton’s diverse musical life encompasses opera, chamber music, recitals, orchestral concerts and cabaret, with a special affinity for Mozart, Handel and French repertoire. Career highlights include operas and concerts in Zürich, Bern, Nice, Paris, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Wexford (Ireland), Tokyo, Rome, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem as well as with American opera companies and orchestras in Boston, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, among others. In 2002, Burton was invited to sing at the White House, a performance that was broadcast nationally. A champion of new music, Burton has performed works by American composers such as John Musto, John Corigliano, Derek Bermel and William Bolcom, and premiered pieces by Musto, John Harbison, Richard Festinger, Michael Cohen, and Glen Cortese, to name a few.
A graduate of Northwestern University, Burton lives in New York with Mr. Musto and their son, Joshua, and is on the Voice faculty at the Mannes College of Music and Songfest in Malibu, California. Amy Burton is also a proud member of the New York Festival of Song’s Artist Council.
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