Among the numerous international awards that Russian baritone Roman Burdenko has received are the first prize in the Competizione dell’Opera International Singing Competition in Moscow in 2011, the second prize in the Long–Thibaud–Crespin Competition in Paris in 2011, the third prize in the Plácido Domingo Operalia Competition in Beijing in 2012 and the second prize in the Thirty-Second Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in Amsterdam in 2013.
His past engagements include Alfio (Cavalleria rusticana), Tonio (Pagliacci), the title role in Nabucco and Dunois in a concert performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Maid of Orleans at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the title role in Prince Igor at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Stankar (Stiffelio) at the ABAO Bilbao Opera, Renato (Un ballo in maschera) at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor) in Las Palmas and Alfio and Tonio at the Zurich Opera. He made his debut at the Gergiev Festival in Rotterdam in a concert performance of Prokofiev’s Ivan the Terrible in 2016. He has also been heard as Germont (La traviata) and as Ford (Falstaff) at the Glyndebourne Festival, the latter under Mark Elder. Other roles have included Tomsky (The Queen of Spades) and Germont at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg. He made his Bavarian State Opera debut in 2014 as Belcore (L’elisir d’amore).
Recent roles have included Nabucco at the Arena di Verona and Scarpia (Tosca) at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, where he will be returning in 2023 both as Scarpia and as Don Carlo (La forza del destino). He will additionally be singing Scarpia at the Paris Opéra.