Praised for his “nobility and rich tone,” (The New York Times) and his “enormous, thrilling voice seemingly capable … of raising the dead;” (Wall Street Journal), bass-baritone Dashon Burton has established a world-wide career in opera, recital, and in many works with orchestra.
Dashon is a frequent guest with ensembles such as Philharmonia Baroque, the Handel and Haydn Society, and Boston Baroque; the Carmel and Bethlehem Bach Choir Festivals, and the symphony orchestras of Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Kansas City, New Jersey, Oregon, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. He is a regular guest with the Cleveland orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst, appearing there in the Brahms and Mozart Requiems, the groundbreaking animated production of Janacek’s Cunning Little Vixen and, most recently, at home and on tour in Europe and Japan in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. In June, he opened the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago’s Millenium Park singing Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast.
He is a founding member of 2013 Grammy Award Winning contemporary vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, and has frequently performed with professional choral ensembles around the country, including Conspirare and Cantus. He graduated from the Oberlin College Conservatory, and received his Master of Music degree from Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music.