Peter Joshua Burroughs, Tenor

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Peter Joshua Burroughs ]Critically acclaimed as a versatile singing actor, Peter Joshua Burroughs' repertoire encompasses opera, oratorio, musical theatre and Shakespeare. After his debut in 1999 with The Washington Opera as Ezekiel Cheever in Robert Ward's The Crucible he also appeared as Don Curzio in Le Nozze di Figaro.  Attention to detail has led Mr. Burroughs to an operatic repertoire of cleanly etched characters including Monostatos in The Magic Flute, Don Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Dr. Blind in Die Fledermaus, to name a few.  Mr. Burroughs has also performed with The Florentine Opera Company, Wolf Trap Opera, The Washington Savoyards, the IN Series, Signature Theatre, First Stage Milwaukee, and the Shakespeare Theatre.  He created the title role in Chris Patton's Fidgety Phil for Gallaudet Theatre, and his European debut took place at Teatro Signorelli in Cortona, Italy, where he performed the role of Checco in Studio Lirico's production of Cimarosa's Il Convito.

As a recitalist, Mr. Burroughs has been hailed an intimate and engaging performer in a  vast repertoire ranging from traditional art song recitals to zarzuela and the dance music of Latin America.  Including
Beyond Flamenco at London'Covent Garden, La Movida / Music that Moves! at the US Department of State, and Schubertiad at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.

Recently, Mr. Burroughs performed the roles of El Chino in Las bodas de Salsipuedes with Maryland Opera Studio,  Julian in La Verbena de la Paloma, Boy in the American premiere of Opera La Serra, Spoletta in Tosca in a Baltimore Opera New Years Gala,.  Bill in Barber's A Hand of Bridge, Marcel Duchamp in Soldier's Naked Revolution, Jan in Janacek's Diary of One Who Vanished, and recital appearances in Washington, DC.

Upcoming performances include Guillot in Manon with Summer Opera Theatre and Feasta Della Voce Brahms/Schubert Evening at the Embassy of Austria.

Mr. Burroughs tours Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC with Kinder Opera Theatre, Children’s Creative Opera Ensemble, The Unidentified Flying Opera Company and the Washington Opera’s Artists-in-the Schools Program.  He is an Artist Mentor for The Washington Opera and helps grade school students write and produce their own operas with Opera America's Music! Words! Opera! curriculum. He is also developing outreach programs with the Spanish Dance Society of Washington DC which incorporate Opera, Zarzuela, and Dance with emphasis on cross-cultural communication.

Mr. Burroughs earned his Bachelor of Music degree at Ithaca College and his Master of Music degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he was active in the Maryland Opera Studio.  

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Nino Fernando in Maria La O with the In Series
The Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave NW at 13th street (two blocks from Metro Center)
Sun Dec 1st 4pm
Sat Dec 7th 2:30pm
Sun Dec 8th 7pm
Fri Decx 13th 8pm
Sun Dec 15th 1:30pm(Extension)

For tickets call 202 237 9834

Classic Cuban Zarzuela

Set in 1950's Cuba in the night club Manglar. Nino Fernando becomes Fred (Peter Burroughs), a North  American singer/actor who has immersed himself in Cuban culture and fallen in love with the star of the show, Maria La O(Anamer Castrello)... When Tula Smith(Tammy Roberts) from Hollywood watches, temptation is hard to resist and tensions rise between the pair as well as with Maria's ex boyfriend Jose(Harol Ruiz) and the rest of the cast....

Also featured: Marietta Ulacia, Sandra Nin~o, Rosa Maria Houghton-Ruiz, Lorena Sabogal, Jason Walker, Marvin Scott, Angel Oquendo, Deirdra Kirkland and Santos Jesus Gonzales

Direction by Tom Mallan
Music Direction by Carlos Cesar Rodriguez
Assisted by Carlos Gimenez
Choreography by Marietta Ulacia

Idomeneo: The Washington Opera JFK center Opera House
Starring Placido Domingo
 November 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17(Matinee), 20, 23
Peter will do two performances as Trojan Man 1, specific dates to be determined

An Evening at the Opera: National City Christian Church
5 Thomas Circle NW Washington, DC 20005 (14t and Mass ave)
Saturday November 9, 2002  8pm

American Song: Festa della Voce
St. David's Church 5150 Macomb St NW Washington DC 20008
Tuesday October 22 8pm     Sunday October 27 3pm
Tix: 202-432-SEAT /

Puerto Rico My Love: In Series
Oyster School: 2801 Calvert St  NW ( 28th and Calvert )Washington DC
Saturday October 5, 8pm    Sunday October 13th 7pm   Sunday October 20th 4pm
Tix: 202 237 9834



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