Dashon Burton, bass-baritone. Photo by Tatiana Daubek.
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone. Photo by Tatiana Daubek. download

New American Works: Dashon Burton

Paul Moravec: Sanctuary Road
World Premiere: May 7, 2018 at Carnegie Hall with the Oratorio Society of New York

“Sanctuary Road” is an episodic journey through history, narrated by William Still, a conductor on the Underground Railroad. Still, played by bass-baritone Dashon Burton, ushers the audience through the historic and deeply heartfelt experience.
“The bass-baritone of Dashon Burton was filled with dignity as William Still, whose writings provided the source for the libretto and he provided a sure and solid sound to narrate the story–sad, worried but always moving forward.”

Richard Sasanow, BROADWAY WORLD, May 10, 2018

“Burton’s stalwart voice was never lost within the enormous choir even in climactic moments; it managed to equal, but never exceed it. While he never steps directly into the spotlight, Burton’s presence was felt from beginning to end, all of this fittingly concluded as… a joyful, revelatory quintet of the principal singers and the chorus; they all exulted in one unified cry of “Shout from every rooftop, loud as can be: Free.” 

Logan Martell, Opera Wire, May 9, 2018