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, Minnesota Orchestra, Skylark Opera and Florentine Opera in Milwaukee. 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 and cabaret. In addition to performance on the operatic and concert stage, Ms. Baker is a highly sought-after Teaching Artist, offering private voice lessons as well as workshops and master classes to students across the country. Most recently for Minnesota Opera she appeared as the Second Lady in The Magic Flute and returns as Wowkle in La fanciulla del West and Mercédès this season.
Ms. Baker holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree 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 premiere of the Grammy-award winning American opera Elmer Gantry, by Robert Aldridge. Most recently, she was asked to return as a guest artist to create the title role in the world premiere workshop of Aldridge’s latest opera, Sister Carrie, based on the novel by Theodore Dreiser.