Santiago BÜRGI   Tenor


Since the season 2021/22 SANTIAGO BÜRGI has been a member of the Pforzheim Theatre ensemble. Here, he can be seen in such roles as FENTON in ‘Falstaff’, DON OTTAVIO in ‘Don Giovanni’, PINKERTON in ‘Madama Butterfly’, ALFREDO in ‘La Traviata’, CAMILLE DE ROSILLON in ‘Die Lustige Witwe’, CHÉ in the Musical ‘Evita’ or as HERMOSA in Offenbach’s ‘Die Insel Tulipatan’.

In spring 2020 Santiago Bürgi was on tour in the Netherlands. In more than 20 cities he shone in Philip Glass´s ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ in a Opera2day production called ‘Opera Melancholica’.In summer 2023 he returned to the Netherlands to portray ORPHÉE in Gluck’s ‘Orhée et Eurydice'.
In summer 2021 he sang for the first time a gala concert ‘Classic under the stars’ with the Vogdland Philharmonic Orchestra, making his debut in Germany.

Before, he was already two summer seasons guest at the Schönbrunn Musiktheater (Vienna) where he succeeded in ‘Die Fledermaus’ (J. Strauss),« Der Vogelhändler« (C. Zeller) and« Der Obersteiger« (C. Zeller ). A recording of the latter production was released on CD by the CPO label.

Before he moved to Europa, the Argetinian tenor was a regular guest at the Teatro Conóm, where he was FENTON (Falstaff), NEMORINO (L´Elisir D´Amore) and DON OTTVIO (Don Giovanni).

Santiago studied at the Academy of Arts of the Teatro Colón (Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón), with Renato Sassola, Luis Lima, Osvaldo Peroni, Dario Schmunck and Raúl Giménez.

Santiago Bürgi is considered an excellent and very versatile singing actor. His repertoire ranges from early music to the most contemporary composers. He has also performed in the most important theaters and festivals of Latin America; Argentina (Teatro Colón, Teatro Argentino de La Plata, Teatro Avenida, Teatro San Martín), Chile (Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile, CorpArtes), Uruguay (Auditorio Nacional del Sodre-Montevideo), México (Festival Cervantino-Guanajuato, Teatro Juárez-Guanajuato, Conjunto de Artes EscénicasGuadalajara), Colombia (Julio Mario Santo Domingo- Bogotá, Jorge Eliécer Gaitán- Bogotá), Perú (Gran Teatro Nacional-Lima) and Miami ( XXIX Festival Internacional de Teatro Hispano).

His most sung roles include Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Tom Rakewell (The Rake's Progress), Faust (La Damnation de Faust), Alfredo (La Traviata), Tito (La Clemenza di Tito), Lensky (Eugen Onegin) just to name a few.
Apart from opera music, he is also a very much sought-after singer of art songs, oratorios and popular music recitals. With his former prog-rock band ‘Fughu’ he released three albums. Recently, he published his first album with his solo project ‘Santiago Burgi-Trampolín a la Nada’.

In the season 2020/21 he was engaged in Santiago de Chile to perform in »West Side Story«, »Lucia di Lammermoor« and »Macbeth«. All productions were canceled due to the COVID19 pandemic.


Teatro Avenida – La Traviata - ALFREDO
"With his beautifully lyrical timbred voice, he did an excellent job, providing some marvellous moments in the last duet „Parigi oder Gesicht“. Bürgi has a sense for nances. Besides, he has the ideal juvenile appearance, perfect for the figure of Alfredo. And he sure knew how to use this adequately."
Tiempo de Música
Teatro Avenida – Jenufa - STEVA
"The score contains two demanding tenor roles. Santiago Bürgi hat als Števa, Jenufa‘s cowardly and insensitive friend, who leaves her after the pregnancy, makes an excellent job."
Tiempo de Música
Kammeroper Teatro Colon Buenos Aires - Powder her Face – ELEKTRIKER
"The tenor Santiago Bürgi portrays the electrician. His excellent performance and his perfect articulation combined with his stage presence…"
Mundo Clasico
Cosi Fan Tutte – Juventus Lyrica Buenos Aires – FERRANDO
"Der Tenor Santiago Bürgi sang with elegance and excellent phrasing Ferrando, a character, which he reliably portrayed."
Una Voce Poco Fa
Theater Pforzheim - Idomeno - IDOMENO