The Russian baritone is a favorite artist at St. Petersburg’s renowned Mariinsky Theatre, where he has starred as Verdi’s Count di Luna/Il trovatore, Germont/La traviata, Renato/Un ballo in maschera, the title role/Simon Boccanegra, and Ford/Falstaff. His many successes at the Mariinsky also include the title role/Prince Igor (which he has sung at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre) and as Alberich/Das Rheingold, Escamillo/Carmen, and Michonnet/Adriana Lecouvreur. Burdenko has been heard throughout Europe, with such prestigious engagements as Alfio/Cavalleria rusticana-Tonio/Pagliacci in Amsterdam, Geneva, and Zurich; Stankar/Stifellio/Bilbao; Gérard/Andrea Chénier, Tomsky/The Queen of Spades, and Renato/Un ballo in maschera in Berlin; Enrico/Lucia di Lammermoor in Zurich; Ford/Falstaff in Glyndebourne, Copenhagen, and Zurich; the title role/Nabucco in Geneva; and Belcore/The Elixir of Love in Munich. Burdenko has also appeared in concert with Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra (The Queen of Spades), at the Grand Théâtre de Genève (Tchaikovsky’s The Maid of Orléans). Among the baritone’s future engagements are leading roles at the Mariinsky and the major opera houses of Cologne, Basel, and Berlin.