Manager: William G. Guerri
Management Territory: Worldwide
Subtle realism and beauty of sound that was infinitely wrenching and vulnerable. The Wall Street Journal
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 appearances with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Lincoln Center Festival, The Great Performer Series, Miller Theater, Mostly Mozart Festival, The Morgan Library, Brooklyn Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, New York Festival of Song, L’Opéra Français de New . . . York, and her many appearances at the city’s most prestigious concert halls, Amy Burton is a vital part of New York’s cultural scene.
Amy 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 San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Diego and Washington, among others. In 2002, Amy Burton was invited to sing at the White House, a performance that was broadcast nationally. A champion of new music, Ms. Burton has performed works by American composers such as John Musto, John Corigliano, Derek Bermel and William Bolcom, and premiered pieces by Musto, Paul Moravec, Lee Hoiby, John Harbison, Richard Festinger, Michael Cohen, Richard Danielpour, Richard Wilson, and Glen Cortese. Later this season, she will sing the part of Winnie in the World Premiere of Michael Dellaira’s “The Secret Agent” with the Center for Contemporary Opera.
Ms. Burton’s frequent collaborations with composer-pianist John Musto include concerts at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and cities throughout the United States, where they are often in demand for master classes. In March 2009, they performed two sold-out evenings of music written for French diva Yvonne Printemps in arrangements by Musto, at the Foyer in Barcelona’s Liceu Opera House, and a recent concert of Musto’s music for the Van Cliburn Foundation was voted one of the Top Ten Musical events of 2010. Amy Burton has been the muse for many of John Musto’s works, including “Quiet Songs”, recently recorded for Bridge Records, and released in March 2009. Other recordings include the soon to released recording of Paul Moravec's “Vita Brevis” for Naxos (with Trio Solisti), “Souvenir de Printemps” (Harbinger, with Yvel Abel and Musto at the pianos), “Fond Affection”, (CRI), songs of Ernst Bacon, Gershwin's one-act jazz opera, “Blue Monday” (with Marin Alsop, Angel/EMI) and Richard Wilson's “Persuasions” (Albany). Silver medalist in the 1995 Marian Anderson International Vocal Competition, Ms. Burton has also been awarded the 2006 Artist Advocate Award from Opera America, three awards for her work at the New York City Opera, including the 2005 Diva Award, as well as major prizes from the George London, Gerda Lissner, and Sullivan Foundations. A graduate of Northwestern University, Ms. Burton lives in New York with Mr. Musto and their son, Joshua, a guitarist, 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.