Jon Burton (Pinkerton)
Jon Burton began singing in high school and started his professional career performing musicals and light operas for the Southern Ohio Light Opera Company that included roles as Horace in Hello Dolly, Pellinore in Camelot, Eisenstein and Alfred in Die Fledermaus, Caliph in Kismet, Camille and Danillo in The Merry Widow, Barinkay in Gypsy Baron, and six different Gilbert and Sullivan leads including The Mikad and Yeomen of the Guard, The Gondoliers, Princess Ida and Ruddigore.
Mr. Burton has performed many recitals and oratorios including Verdi’s Requiem, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Handel’s Messiah ... and after winning the Palm Beach Opera competition, he toured the U.S. singing roles that included Borsa in Rigoletto, Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor, and First Commissary in Les Dialogues des Carmelites. After performing roles such as Ferrando in Cosi fan Tutte and Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Jonathan moved into the romantics and excelled as Don José in Carmen and for his numerous interpretations of Rodolfo in La Bohème and B.F. Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly. He debuted as Cavaradossi in Phoenix Opera’s 2008 production of Tosca.