Amy Burton

Soprano | Young Artist Program Vocal Chair


Praised by the New York Times for her “lustrous” and “vocally gleaming” performances, soprano AMY BURTON enjoys a diverse musical life which encompasses opera, concerts and cabaret throughout the US and Europe.

On the Met roster from 1993 to the 2010, and as one of NYCO’s leading sopranos in over a dozen productions, she has collaborated with many of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, including Seiji Ozawa, Christoph Eschenbach, Christopher Hogwood, Harry Bicket, Nicholas McGeegan, Raymond Leppard, Jane Glover, Yves Abel and Robert Spano. Honored in 2006 with the first-ever Artists Advocate Award from Opera America, three awards from New York City Opera, including the 2005 Diva Award, Ms. Burton was a the silver medalist in the 1995 Marian Anderson International Vocal Competition as well as a winner of the George London Foundation awards and the Sullivan Foundation grants.

In addition to opera and concerts in France, Switzerland, Ireland, Britain, Japan and Israel, Amy Burton frequently appears with composer-pianist John Musto in such diverse venues as the Kennedy Center, New York’s 92nd Street Y, Lincoln Center’s Great Performer Series, Barcelona’s Liceu, Joe’s Pub and the Café Sabarsky. A champion of new music, Ms. Burton has had the pleasure of performing and in many cases, premiering, new works by Mr. Musto, John Harbison, Lee Hoiby, Paul Moravec, Richard Danielpour, Glen Cortese, William Bolcom, John Corigliano, and Michael Dellaira. She has recorded for Angel/EMI, Albany, CRI, Bridge Records, Harbinger Records and Naxos. Amy Burton has been on the Voice faculty at Mannes College of Music since 2002 and at SongFest since 2007. She has been active through the years with New York Festival of Song, and is a proud member of the NYFOS Arts Council.