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 and graduated from the Frankfurt Conservatoire, where he was taught by Hedwig Fassbender.
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 sang the roles of Masetto (Don Giovanni), Harlequin (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, Billy Budd (title role).
During this period, 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, Falke (Die Fledermaus) in Munich (cond. K. Petrenko), Harlequin at the Glyndebourne Festival, Figaro at the Semperoper in Dresden, Figaro in Stuttgart, 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, Lescaut in Hamburg.
Production cancelled during the Covid crisis : Don Giovanni in Hamburg, Billy Budd in Stuttgart, Falke in Stuttgart, Figaro (Rossini) in Dresden, Papageno in Hamburg, Carmina Burana in Tokyo.
Recently he has interpreted Andrei Bolkonsky (War and Peace) in Geneva, Papageno and Falke in Stuttgart, Barber (Die schweigsame Frau) in Munich, Guglielmo in Strasbourg, Il Conte (Le Nozze di Figaro) in Stuttgart, Lescaut (Manon) in Hamburg…
His projects for the 2022/23 season and the following ones: Belcore (L’Elisir d’amore) in Stuttgart, Falke in Hamburg, Frédéric (Lakmé) and Gaveston/Fremdling (Lessons in Love and Violence / George Benjamin) in Zürich, Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Stuttgart, Heerrufer (Lohengrin) in Amsterdam, Papageno in Lausanne…
Björn Bürger was a Yehudi Menuhin Foundation (Live Music Now) stipendium.
In 2012, he won the Frankfurt Polytechnic Society competition and was awarded First Prizes in the Bundeswettbewerb Gesang competition, Anneliese-Rothenberger Competition and the Emmerich-Smola-Competition.