CONCERT PROGRAM, Handel Messiah
MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017, 8:00 PM
Dashon Burton Bass-baritone
Praised for his "enormous, thrilling voice seemingly capable . . . [of] raising the dead" Dashon Burton has performed the Brahms Requiem and Beethoven’s Ninth with Franz Welser-Möst and the Cleveland Orchestra in the last two seasons and the Mozart Requiem in the summer season at Severance Hall.
This season he rejoins Cleveland and Welser-Möst for reprise performances of their groundbreaking production of Janacek’s Cunning Little Vixen and for performances of Beethoven’s Ninth in their Prometheus Project, at home and abroad in Vienna and Japan. Mr. Burton also sings Beethoven’s Ninth with the Handel & Haydn Society in Boston, in Sweden with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, and with the Orlando Philharmonic. He performs in David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and revisits the role of Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte on tour with Opera de Dijon in Limoges and Caen. His recitals include with Lindsay Garritson, and with Craig Hella Johnson for Conspirare in Austin. Throughout the season he will continue to tour with the Grammy-winning contemporary vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, of which he is an original member, and ends the season at Grant Park Music Festival singing Belshazzar’s Feast.
Dashon Burton is a winner of the Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition. He has performed with the Society on several occasions, most recently in its 2013 Messiah performance. He will return in May for its world premiere of Paul Moravec’s Sanctuary Road.