Roman Burdenko was born in Barnaul. He studied at the Glinka Novosibirsk State Conservatoire (class of Vladimir Prudnik) before transferring to the Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory (class of Vladimir Vaneyev) from which he graduated in 2008. In 2009 he trained on the Young Opera Singers programme at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome).
From 2006-2011 he appeared with the Mikhailovsky Theatre. Since 2019 he has been a guest soloist of the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre (NOVAT).
Since 2010 Roman Burdenko has regularly appeared at the foremost theatres in the USA and Europe, such as Bayerische Staatsoper in München, Komische Oper Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Opernhaus Zürich, Royal Danish Opera Copenhagen, Bilbao Opera, Opéra de Lille, Opera du Rhin in Strasbourg, Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile, также поет в Opera Kansas and Palm Beach Opera (USA). He has also appeared in productions of Glyndebourne Festival.
In 2013 he made his Mariinsky Theatre debut as Belcore in the premiere of a new production of L’elisir d’amore. In 2017 the singer joined the Mariinsky Opera Company.
He debuted at the Bolshoi Theatre in 2017, performing the title part in Prince Igor.
Gran Prix at the III All-Russian Open Competition of Opera Singers St Petersburg
1st prize at the II Galina Vishnevskaya International Opera Singers’ Competition
Gran Prix at the I International Pavel Lisitsian Baritone Competition
1st prize at the VII Elena Obraztsova International Competition of Young Opera Singers
1st prize at the 'Competizione dell’ Opera' International Competition
Gran Prix at the V Monte-Carlo Voice Masters
Grand Prix, Prize of the Long–Thibaud–Crespin Foundation and Prize of the Orchestre National de France at the I Concours international d’art lyrique Régine Crespin
3rd prize at the 48th Tenor Viñas Contest
3rd prize at the Placido Domingo’s Operalia
2nd prize at the 32nd International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition