ENO 2017/18 Paul Bunyan: Michael Burke

Michael Burke

Bass

Michael Burke is a member of the ENO Chorus.

Previously for ENO: Man in Crowd Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel, Quartet of the Defeated Paul BunyanImperial Commissioner Madam Butterfly, Doctor Two Boys, Proletarian A Dog’s Heart, Second Burgess Peter Grimes, Ruffiack Le Grand Macabre, Second Guard The Winter’s Tale and understudied Mountararat Iolanthe, Antonio The Marriage of Figaro, Marquis La traviata, Baron Candide, Snug A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pietro Simon Boccanegra, Foltz The Mastersingers of Nuremberg, Happy The Girl of the Golden West, Marullo Rigoletto, Servant Lulu.

Career Highlights

Notable engagements elsewhere: Giorgio La gazza ladra, Justizrat Intermezzo (Garsington); premiere of John Casken’s God’s Liar (Almeida Opera); Guglielmo (Bampton Classical Opera); Taddeo L’italiana in Algeri (London Opera Players); Carpenter HMS Pinafore (D’Oyly Carte); Bosun Pinafore (Buxton International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival); Second Burgess Peter Grimes (Berlin Philharmonic/Rattle, Salzburg Festival and Berlin). He has also sung in many operas as a chorister at the ROH. Choral and concert work includes bass solos in Bach’s St Matthew Passion (OAE), baritone soloist with Temple Choir in Fauré Requiem broadcast on Classic FM, premieres of Biggin’s Cry of the Earth and Wilby’s The Lord is King, Barber’s Dover Beach and Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale. He also sings with the BBC Singers, London Voices, Metro Voices, Polyphony, Philharmonia Voices and the OAE.

Last updated: 21st August 2019