Born in Saskatchewan, Canada, Nathan Berg’s vocal studies took him from Canada, the U.S., and France, to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he studied with Vera Rozsa and won the Gold Medal for Singers followed shortly by numerous other competitive successes in London.
Mr. Berg quickly established an international career performing repertoire ranging from Bach, Rameau and Handel to Mahler, Verdi and Bartók. He has travelled extensively to perform with such conductors as Slatkin, Masur, Boulez, Ozawa, Harding, Davis, Hogwood, Salonen, Dutoit, Dohnányi, Christie, Herreweghe, Eschenbach, Tilson-Thomas, Abbado, Norrington, and Haenchen, with numerous and varying orchestras from the more specialized like The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Les Arts Florissants, and the Academy of Ancient Music to major symphony orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Cleveland Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Montreal Symphony, the L.A. Philharmonic, and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Berg is a prolific recitalist and, working with eminent pianists such as Julius Drake, Graham Johnson, Malcolm Martineau, Roger Vignoles, Michael McMahon, and Martin Katz, has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Edinburgh Festival, Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the Aix-en- Provence Festival, and at the Lincoln Center in New York.
Among his widely varying operatic roles he has performed in Handel’s Rinaldo(Argante), Hercules (Hercules), Giulio Cesare (Achilla), Verdi’s Il Trovatore (Ferrando), Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle (Bluebeard), Mozart’s Don Giovanni(Don Giovanni, Leporello, Masetto), Così fan tutte(Guglielmo), Le nozze di Figaro(Figaro), Puccini’s La Bohème(Marcello, Colline, Schaunard), Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Alidoro), Rameau’s Les Indes galantes (Huascar, Ali, Osman), Lully’s Thésée (Mars/Arcas), and, most recently, Wagner’s Flying Dutchman (Dutchman) with companies such as the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Opéra de Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, New York City Opera, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Vancouver Opera, Seiji Ozawa Opera Project, Canadian Opera Company, Aix-en-Provence, and Glyndebourne Festival with directors the likes of Peter Brook, Graham Vick, and Peter Hall.