Frederick Burchinal

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Frederick Burchinal is a veteran American baritone and longtime member of New York's Metropolitan Opera Company. He studied at the Juilliard School of Music. While there, he sang the role of Gamba in…
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Frederick Burchinal is a veteran American baritone and longtime member of New York's Metropolitan Opera Company.

He studied at the Juilliard School of Music. While there, he sang the role of Gamba in Virgil Thomson's opera Lord Byron at its world premiere by the Juilliard American Opera Center at the Juilliard theater, Lincoln Center.

In 1974, he joined the roster at the Metropolitan and sings leading baritone parts, such as the title roles in Verdi's Rigoletto and Nabucco, Amonasro in the same composer's Aida and Iago in Otello, Scarpia in Puccini's Tosca, Gollaud in Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande, and Henry Gatz in The Great Gatsby. On recordings, he has sung standard roles as well as a leading part in Kurt Weill's Die Burgschaft.