2017

Creon

Oedipus Rex

THE WASHINGTON CHORUS

Soldier Songs
Prototype Festival

Opera News

“In the end, however, the evening belonged to Burchett, who gave an unflinchingly, heroically human performance that will linger long in the memory.”

Soldier Songs
Prototype Festival

The Village Voice

“Christopher Burchett, a strapping baritone, stars as an every-soldier subjected to harsh wartime experiences apparently only communicable through words, music, and heat-lamp strobe lights blasting into the faces of the audience. Amid the chaos, you might cling to the organic marvel of his voice. As he plumbs his lower register, each note comes as full and rich as port in a goblet; when a note lingers, you can almost swirl it about your mind and check it for tannins. “Bring me back my son,” he insists, again and again, sometimes with hard power and sometimes with raw delicacy. It's gorgeous.”

Soldier Songs
Prototype Festival

The New York Times

“As the Soldier, the sole vocalist apart from isolated shouts from the instrumentalists, Christopher Burchett marched, paced and caromed around the set, producing a robust baritone, a childish falsetto and a power-mad bark by turns. As a stage presence he was fearless; stripped to his underwear for a scene of rabid battle preparation, he evoked superheroic posturing and vulnerability simultaneously.”

Die Fledermous
Virginia Opera

Virginian-Pilot

“As Dr. Falke, who maneuvers the plot as he manipulates its players, baritone Christopher Burchett sang with a pleasing and powerful sound.”

Nixon in China
Eugene Opera

Opera News

“Christopher Burchett projected a distinctive baritone and saint-like humility as Chou En-lai.”

The Lighthouse
Boston Lyric Opera

The Boston Classical Review

“Christopher Burchett brought a warm and malleable baritone to his character Blazes, as well as convincing physicality, twitching and strutting in accordance to the schizophrenic demands of the music.”

The Lighthouse
Boston Lyric Opera

Opera News

“Baritone Christopher Burchett was perfectly matched, both musically and dramatically.”

Cenerentola
Fargo Moorhead Opera

The Forum

“…,but it’s Christopher Burchett who steals the first act as Dandini, the prince’s aid. When Dandini makes his grand entrance, he chews up the scenery with John Travolta-like dance moves as he pretends to woo the stepsisters. Burchett plays for laughs and delivers with foppish wonder every time he’s on stage. The audience eats up his asides and facial expressions as he suffers Cinderella’s family.”

The Rivals
Skylight Music Theatre

ExpressMilwaukee.com

“In the male lead, Christopher Burchett has the poise of a great comic actor with a flair for the kind of subtlety and intricacy that makes even the most ploddingly obvious bits of comedy feel fresh and interesting.”