A “tall, majestic bass” with “impeccable technique” and “a palpable presence on stage” Canadian bass-baritone Nathan Berg’s career has spanned a vast range of repertoire on the concert and operatic stage. His recent dramatic work has earned acclaim around the globe from the title role in Der fliegende Holländer in his Bolshoi Theatre debut, Alberich in Das Rheingold with Minnesota Opera, Doktor in Wozzeck with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
An incredible presence on the symphonic stage, this season Nathan Berg will perform Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius with both the Melbourne and Vancouver symphony orchestras. He will also perform with conductor Hannu Lintu, first in Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Finnish National Radio Orchestra, then with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in Rachmaninoff’s The Bells. Another season highlight will be Detlev Glanert’s Requiem at the new Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg.
Born in Saskatchewan, Nathan Berg studied in his native Canada, the United States, Paris and at the Guildhall School of Music, London, where he won the prestigious Gold Medal for Singers.