Nathan Berg

Biography

Country: Canada  
Nathan Berg is a Canadian baritone with a particularly strong identification with classic and Baroque repertoire and period performance.

He studied in his native country, the U.S.A., and Paris, but his most important teacher was Vera Rozsa, at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. While a student at the Guildhall, he won the Gold Medal for Singers. He is also a prizewinner in major international competitions, including the
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He has sung in major productions of several Mozart operas: Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro in Nice, the Netherlands Opera, and Tourcoing; Masetto in Don Giovanni at the Netherlands Opera and in the Peter Brook production which toured under the batons of Claudio Abbado and Daniel Harding to Brussels, Tokyo, La Scala in Milan, and Lyon; Guglielmo in Cosě fan tutte at the Welsh National Opera; and Leporello in Don Giovanni at Tourcoing, the English National Opera, and in the same Peter Brook touring company.

Other operas Berg sings are Rameau's Les Indes Galantes (at the Opéra-Bastille in Paris) and Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea (Netherlands Opera). Returning to Canada, he sang Schaunard in Puccini's La Bohčme at the Canadian Opera Company.

He has a wide repertory as a concert singer. He has sung in Bach's Mass in B minor with Boston Baroque, Handel's Rinaldo with the Academy of Ancient Music, Jepthta with the RIAS Kammerchor, Messiah with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and Theodora with Les Arts Florissants. He has also sung Mozart's Requiem with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. In non-period-instrument performances, he appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Mozart's C minor Mass, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in Haydn's The Seasons, and Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with the Baltimore Symphony and the Ninth Symphony in Washington. In addition, he sang orchestrated versions of Schubert Lieder with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra under Michael Tilson Thomas, and has sung in Schubert's Mass in A flat with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Belohlavek at a Henry Woods BBC Proms Concert in London.

Some conductors with whom he has appeared in concert performances are: Christie, Herreweghe, Tortelier, Norrington, Rilling, Leppard, Dohnanyi, Masur, and Salonen. He has sung at the Harrogate International Festival, the Three Choirs Festival, and the Edinburgh Festival, where he sang a highly praised Wolf recital. He has also recitalized at Wigmore Hall in London and the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, accompanied by Roger Vignoles. Read less

Biography

Country: Canada  
Nathan Berg is a Canadian baritone with a particularly strong identification with classic and Baroque repertoire and period performance.

He studied in his native country, the U.S.A., and Paris, but his most important teacher was Vera Rozsa, at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. While a student at the Guildhall, he won the Gold Medal for Singers. He is also a prizewinner in major international competitions, including the
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Requiem aeternam (Vocal Quartet, Chorus)
Graduale (Soprano, Chorus)
Dies irae (Chorus)
Tuba mirum (Alto, Tenor, Bass, Chorus)
Quid sum miser (Vocal Quartet, Chorus)
Recordare, Jesu pie (Vocal Quartet)
Confutatis maledictis (Chorus)
Lacrimosa (Vocal Quartet, Chorus)
Offertorium (Vocal Quartet, Chorus)
Hostias (Vocal Quartet, Chorus)
Sanctus (Vocal Quartet, Chorus)
Pie Jesu (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Chorus)
Agnus Dei (Vocal Quartet, Chorus)
Introitus. Requiem ćternam [Live]
Kyrie [Live]
Sequenz I. Dies irć [Live]
Sequenz II. Tuba mirum [Live]
Sequenz III. Rex tremendć [Live]
Sequenz IV. Recordare [Live]
Sequenz V. Confutatis [Live]
Sequenz VI. Lacrimosa [Live]
Sequenz VII. Amen [Live]
Offertorium I. Domine Jesu [Live]
Offertorium II. Hostias [Live]
Sanctus [Live]
Benedictus [Live]
Agnus Dei [Live]
Communio I. Lux ćterna [Live]
Communio II. Cum sanctis tuis [Live]
Overture
Act I Scene 1: Accompagnato e Recitativo: Gieroglifici eterni (Zoroastro)
Act I Scene 2: Stimulato dalla gloria (Orlando)
Act I Scene 2: Recitativo: Purgalo ormai da effiminati sensi! (Zoroastro, Orlando)
Act I Scene 2: Lascia amor (Zoroastro)
Act I Scene 3: Recitativo Accompagnato: Immagini funeste (Orlando)
Act I Scene 3: Non fu gia men forte Alcide (Orlando)
Act I Scene 4: Quanto diletto avea tra questi boschi! (Dorinda)
Act I Scene 4: Accompagnato e Recitativo: Itene pur fremendo anime vili (Orlando, Dorinda)
Act I Scene 4: Ho un certo rossore (Dorinda)
Act I Scene 5: Recitativo: M'hai vinto, al fin, m'hai vinto, o cieco Nume! (Angelica)
Act I Scene 5: Ritornava al suo bel viso (Angelica, Medoro)
Act I Scene 6: Chi possessore e del mio core (Angelica)
Act I Scene 7: Recitativo: Ecco Dorinda, ne sfuggirla io posso (Medoro, Dorinda)
Act I Scene 7: Se il cor mai ti dira, ch'io mi scordi di te (Medoro)
Act I Scene 8: Recitativo: Povera me! Ben vedo che m'alletta (Dorinda)
Act I Scene 8: O care parolette, o dolci sguardi! (Dorinda)
Act I Scene 9: Recitativo: Noti a me sono i tuoi fatali amori (Zoroastro, Angelica, Orlando)
Act I Scene 9: Se fedel vuoi, ch'io ti creda (Angelica)
Act I Scene 10: Recitativo: T'ubbidiro, crudele (Orlando)
Act I Scene 10: Fammi combattere mostri e tifei (Orlando)
Act I Scene 11: Recitativo: Angelica, deh! Lascia (Medoro, Angelica, Dorinda)
Act I Scene 12: Terzetto: Consolati, o bella, gentil pastorella (Medoro, Angelica, Dorinda)
Act II Scene 1: Quando spieghi i tuoi tormenti (Dorinda)
Act II Scene 2: Recitativo: Perche, gentil Dorinda (Orlando, Dorinda)
Act II Scene 2: Se mi rivolgo al prato (Dorinda)
Act II Scene 3: Recitativo: E'questa la mercede Angelica spietata! (Orlando)
Act II Scene 3: Cielo! Se tu il consenti Deh! fa' che nel mio seno (Orlando)
Act II Scene 4: Recitativo: A qual rischio vi espone (Zoroastro, Angelica, Medoro)
Act II Scene 4: Tra caligini profonde (Zoroastro)
Act II Scene 5: Recitativo: Da queste amiche piante (Angelica, Medoro)
Act II Scene 5: Verdi allori sempre unito (Medoro)
Act II Scene 6: Recitativo: Dopo tanti perigli, e tanti affanni (Angelica)
Act II Scene 6: Non potra dirmi ingrata (Angelica)
Act II Scene 7: Recitativo: Dove, dove guidate Furie (Orlando, Angelica)
Act II Scene 8: Verdi piante, erbette liete (Angelica)
Act II Scene 8: Recitativo: Ah perfida, qui sei! (Orlando, Angelica, Medoro)
Act II Scene 9: Recitativo Accompagnato: Ah Stigie larve! Ah scelerati spettri (Orlando)
Act III: Sinfonia
Act III Scene 1: Recitativo: Di Dorinda alle mura (Medoro, Dorinda)
Act III Scene 1: Vorrei poterti amar (Medoro)
Act III Scene 2: Piu obbligata gli sono (Dorinda, Orlando)
Act III Scene 3: Unisca amor in noi (Orlando, Dorinda)
Act III Scene 3: Gia lo stringo, gia l'abbraccio (Orlando)
Act III Scene 4: Recitativo: Di Dorinda all'albergo (Angelica, Dorinda)
Act III Scene 4: Cosi giusta e questa speme (Angelica)
Act III Scene 5: Recitativo: S'e corrisposto un core (Dorinda)
Act III Scene 5: Amore e qual vento (Dorinda)
Act III: Accompagnato: Impari ognun da Orlando (Zoroastro)
Act III Scene 6: Sorge infausta una procella (Zoroastro)
Act III Scene 7: Recitativo: Dorinda, e perche piangi? (Angelica, Dorinda, Orlando)
Act III Scene 8: Duetto: Finche prendi ancor il sangue (Angelica, Orlando)
Act III Scene 8: Vieni ... Vanne precipitando (Orlando, Angelica)
Act III Scene 9: Gia l'ebro mio ciglio (Orlando)
Act III Scene 9: Recitativo: Ecco il tempo prefisso! (Zoroastro, Dorinda, Orlando)
Act III Scene 9: Per far mia diletta (Orlando, Angelica, Medoro, Zoroastro, Dorinda)
Act III Scene 10: Recitativo Accompagnato: Vinse incanti, battaglie, e fieri mostri (Orlando, Angelica, Medoro, Zoroastro, Dorinda)
Act III Scene 10: Trionfa oggi'l mio cor (Orlando, Angelica, Medoro, Zoroastro, Dorinda, Chorus)
L'Orfeo, SV 318: Toccata
L'Orfeo: Prologo: Ritornello - La Musica: "Dal mio Permesso amato"
L'Orfeo: Atto I: Pastore, coro, Ninfa: "In questo lieto e fortunato giorno"
L'Orfeo: Atto I: Coro, Pastore: "Lasciate i monti"
L'Orfeo: Atto I: Orfeo, Euridice, Coro: "Rosa del ciel"
L'Orfeo: Atto I: Coro di Ninfe: "Vieni, Imeneo"
L'Orfeo: Atto I: Ritornello - Coro: "Alcun non sia che disperato in preda"
L'Orfeo: Atto II: Sinfonia - Orfeo, Pastore: "Ecco pur ch'a voi ritorno"
L'Orfeo: Atto II: Due Pastori, Coro, Orfeo: "In questo prato adorno"
L'Orfeo: Atto II: Messagiera, Pastori, Orfeo: "Ahi caso acerbo!"
L'Orfeo: Atto II: Messagiera, Pastori: "In un fiorito prato"
L'Orfeo: Atto II: Orfeo: "Tu se' morta, mia vita, ed io respiro?"
L'Orfeo: Atto II: Coro, Messagiera: "Ahi caso acerbo"
L'Orfeo: Atto II: Sinfonia
L'Orfeo: Atto II: Coro: "Chi ne consola, ahi lassi?"
L'Orfeo: Atto III: Sinfonia - Orfeo: "Scňrto da te, mio Nume"
L'Orfeo: Atto III: Speranza, Orfeo, Caronte: "Ecco l'altra palude"
L'Orfeo: Atto III: Sinfonia
L'Orfeo: Atto III: Orfeo: "Possente spirto e formidabil nume"
L'Orfeo: Atto III: Ritornello (arpa) - Orfeo: "Orfeo son io"
L'Orfeo: Atto III: Caronte: "Ben mi lusinga alquanto"
L'Orfeo: Atto III: Sinfonia - Orfeo: "Ei dorme"
L'Orfeo: Atto III: Sinfonia - Coro di Spiriti Infernali
L'Orfeo: Atto IV: Proserpina, Plutone, Spiriti: "Signor quel infelice"
L'Orfeo: Atto IV: Orfeo, Spiriti, Euridice: "Qual onor di te fia degno"
L'Orfeo: Atto IV: Sinfonia - Coro di Spiriti: "E la virtute un raggio"
L'Orfeo: Atto IV: Sinfonia
L'Orfeo: Atto V: Ritornello - Orfeo: "Questi i campi di Tracia"
L'Orfeo: Atto V: Sinfonia - Apollo, Orfeo: "Perch'a lo sdegno"
L'Orfeo: Atto V: Apollo & Orfeo: "Saliam cantando al ciel"
L'Orfeo: Atto V: Ritornello - Coro: "Vanne, Orfeo, felice e pieno"
L'Orfeo: Atto V: Moresca
Introit: Requiem aeternam
Kyrie eleison
Sequence No. 1: Dies Irae
Sequence No. 2: Tuba miram
Sequence No. 3: Rex tremendae majestatis
Sequence No. 4: Recordare, Jesu pie
Sequence No. 5: Confutatis maledictis
Sequence No. 6: Lacrimosa dies illa
Sequence No. 7: Amen
Offertory No. 1: Domine Jesu Christe
Offertory No. 2: Hostias et preces
Sanctus
Benedictus
Agnus Dei
Communion: Lux aeterna
Cum Sanctis Tuis


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