Richard Burke

Richard Burke sings La traviata: Dei miei bollenti spiriti
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Richard Burke – from Abilene, Texas. Had a relatively short career in Europe, after which he returned to Abilene to become a Methodist church's music director. He was at the Wiener Staatsoper for some years in the late 1980s, singing mostly smaller roles, with an occasional leading role. He left, very unhappy because he said the Staatsoper would force him into too heavy parts. Actually I heard him much improved after he had left the Staatsoper, as Lenskij in Klagenfurt/Austria.
I wish to thank Robert Schlesinger for the recording and notes.

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