Björn Bürger is one of the finest baritone singers of his generation, acclaimed both for his vocal qualities and natural sense of stagecraft.
Born in Rodgau (Germany), he studied singing with Hedwig Fassbender in Frankfurt.
He has taken part in masterclasses with Kurt Moll, Helmut Deutsch and Christoph Pregardien.
At the start of his career, he sang Argante (Handel’s Rinaldo) at the Karlsruhe International Handel Festival, Osmin (Mozart’s Zaïde) on tour in Germany.
As a member of the Oper Frankfurt Ensemble from 2013 to 2018, he interpreted the roles of Masetto (Don Giovanni), Harlekin (Ariadne auf Naxos), Bengtsson (Die Gespenstersonate), Britten’s Owen Windgrave (title role), Schaunard (La Boheme), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Dandini (La Cenerentola), Astolfo (Orlando Furioso), Pelléas (Pelléas et Mélisande), Conte di Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro), Don Bucefalo (Le cantatrici villane), Frank and Fritz (Die tote Stadt), Hermann’s Der Mieter and Billy Budd (title role).
In 2018, he joins the ensemble of Staatsoper Stuttgart.
Björn Bürger made his debut at the Opéra national de Paris as Papageno (directed by Robert Carsen) and as Don Giovanni at the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo. He has also sung Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) at the Glyndebourne Festival, at the Semperoper in Dresden and at the Berliner Staatsoper, Falke (Die Fledermaus) in Munich (cond. K. Petrenko), Harlekin at the Glyndebourne Festival, Falke at the Lausanne Opera, Wolfram (Tannhäuser) in Amsterdam, Papageno in Glyndebourne, Posa (Don Carlos) in Stuttgart, Don Giovanni and Il Conte (Le Nozze di Figaro) at La Monnaie in Brussels…
Recently, he has interpreted Andrei Bolkonsky (War and Peace) in Geneva, Papageno, Falke, Belcore (L’Elisir d’amore), Il Conte (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Figaro in Stuttgart, Barber (Die schweigsame Frau) in Munich, Guglielmo in Strasbourg, Lescaut (Manon) and Falke in Hamburg, Frédéric (Lakmé) and Gaveston/Fremdling (Lessons in Love and Violence / George Benjamin) in Zürich…
His projects for the 2023/24 season and the following ones: Heerrufer (Lohengrin) in Amsterdam, Papageno in Lausanne and in Stuttgart, Bill (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny) in Stuttgart and Frank/Fritz (Die Tote Stadt) in Zürich…
Björn Bürger held a scholarship of Yehudi Menuhin Foundation (Live Music Now).
In 2012, he won the Frankfurt Polytechnic Society competition and was awarded First Prizes in the competitions Bundeswettbewerb Gesang , Anneliese-Rothenberger and Emmerich-Smola.