Nathan Berg BASS BARITONE

“His large voice, his impeccable vocal production and his indisputable stage presence allow him to triumph on stage”– Classiqueinfo, May 2012

Nathan Berg’s career to date has encompassed a vast range of styles and repertoire and he is currently in demand by some of the world’s most distinguished conductors including Kurt Masur, Esa-Pekka Salonen, William Christie, Roger Norrington and Michael Tilson Thomas.

In his early career Nathan Berg made his name as an outstanding interpreter of the baroque and pre-classical repertoire in both concert and opera performances in many of the world’s leading houses and venues. More recently he has added the leading Mozart roles to his repertoire including the title roles in Don Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro in New York, London, Paris and Vancouver. Striking new additions to his repertoire have included debuts in the title roles of Der fliegende Holländer and Bluebeard’s Castle and as Scarpia in Puccini’s Tosca.

Highlights in the 2012/2013 season include his role debut as Doktor in Wozzeck with the Houston Symphony under Hans Graf, Sprecher in Stephen Metcalf’s production of Die Zauberflöte at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia under Ottavio Dantone, Haydn’s Die Schöpfung with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s under Harold Rosenbaum and Rachmaninov’s The Bells with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy at the Three Choirs Festival. Nathan also continues his collaboration with John Nelson in Brahms’ Requiem with the Indianapolis Symphony and Bach’s Mass in B Minor with the Gulbenkian Orchestra. He also sings Bach’s St. John Passion with Music for the Baroque in Chicago under Jane Glover.

A Grammy-nominated and Juno Award-winning artist, Berg's recording highlights include extensive collaborations with Les Arts Florissants, including Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem, various lieder recordings including songs by Othmar Schoeck and the album 'Lieder Recital' with Julius Drake, Dvorák's Stabat Mater with Robert Shaw and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Recent DVD releases include Lully's Armide from the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées under William Christie and Alidoro in the Glyndebourne Festival’s production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola .

Born in Saskatchewan, Berg studied in his native Canada, as well as America, Paris and at the Guildhall School of Music where he won the Gold Medal for Singers. In recital he has appeared at the Wigmore Hall, Lincoln Center and many other prestigious venues around the world with pianists such as Graham Johnson, Julius Drake, Roger Vignoles and Martin Katz.

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