About The Artist
Hailed by the Star Tribune as having a “fetching blend of grace, warmth and humor on stage,” Bergen Baker has been a featured performer with companies such as Minnesota Opera, The Minnesota Orchestra, Skylark Opera, Florentine Opera, Mankato Symphony Orchestra and The Zeiders American Dream Theater in Virginia Beach. Ms. Baker’s concert and oratorio experience includes performances of Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Mass in C minor, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and Igor Stravinsky’s Les Noces, as well as many programs of art song.
In addition to performance on the operatic and concert stage, Ms. Baker served as Teaching Artist for Minnesota Opera from 2012-2014. During her tenure, Ms. Baker organized community residencies and performances that served nearly 15,000 opera lovers across the state of Minnesota. Ms. Baker currently manages opera and music theatre programs for students through the University of Minnesota and Musica nelle Marche LLC in Urbino, Italy. She remains a highly sought after Teaching Artist, offering residencies, workshops and master classes to students and communities across the country.
Ms. Baker holds Bachelor and Master degrees in vocal performance from DePaul University and the University of Minnesota, respectively. At the University of Minnesota, she appeared in the role of Sharon Falconer in the Midwest premier of the Grammy-award winning American opera Elmer Gantry, by Robert Aldridge. This season’s credits include Hansel & Gretel with the Jacksonville Symphony and a multi-city American recital tour with pianist James Barnett.