Sanctuary Road: An oratorio inspired by the writings of William Still, conductor for the Underground Railroad
Music by Paul Moravec / Text by Mark Campbell
We Are One
Monday, MaY 7, 2018, 8:00 pm
Dashon Burton, Bass-Baritone
Praised for his "enormous, thrilling voice seemingly capable . . . [of] raising the dead," Dashon Burton has sung 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.
In 2017/18, he rejoins Cleveland and Welser-Möst for reprise performances of their groundbreaking production of Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen and for performances of Beethoven’s Ninth in Vienna and Japan. Mr. Burton also sings Beethoven’s Ninth with the Handel & Haydn Society in Boston and with the Royal Stockholm 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.
Throughout the season he continues 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 2017 Messiah performance.