Renowned international baritone Frederick Burchinal, with a 22-year presence at the Metropolitan Opera since his debut as Macbeth in 1988, was named the first recipient of the Wyatt and Margaret Anderson Professorship in the Arts at the University of Georgia's Hugh Hodgson School of Music in 2006.
Burchinal's performances at the Metropolitan Opera have included the title roles in Macbeth, Simon Boccanegra, Nabucco, and Rigoletto, as well as plus Iago in Otello, Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana, Tonio in Pagliacci, Amonasro in Aida, Gerard in Andrea Chenier, Golaud in Pelleas et Melisande, and Baron Scarpia in Tosca. Burchinal has shared the stage with some of opera's greatest names including Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Ben Heppner, Anna Netrebko, Maria Guilighina, Joan Sutherland, June Anderson, and with conductors James Levine, James Conlon, Placido Domingo, Julius Rudel, Maurizio Arena, Thomas Schippers, and Leonard Bernstein.
Burchinal's career has taken him to the International opera houses of Paris, London, Berlin, Dresden, Frankfurt, Cologne, Duesseldorf, Zurich, Palermo, San Paulo, Santiago, Seville, Caracas, Oslo, Copenhagen, and Seoul plus over 60 opera companies across the United States. At the University of Georgia, Burchinal fills the positions of professor of voice and director of opera. Burchinal continues his operatic and concert engagements with theaters and orchestras worldwide.