Hailed by the Star Tribune as having a “fetching blend of grace, wit and humor on stage,” Bergen Baker currently serves as Teaching Artist for the Minnesota Opera. In addition to performing as a concert soloist across the upper Midwest, Ms. Baker has performed professionally in operatic venues both local and abroad. Most notably, she has performed the roles of Nanette in Mlle. Modiste with Skylark Opera, Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte with the Minnesota Orchestra, and as Tisbe in La Cenerentola with La Musica Lirica in San Marino, Italy. Her 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.
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 premier 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 premier workshop of Aldridge’s latest opera, Sister Carrie, based on the novel by Theodore Dreiser. As a Teaching Artist, Ms. Baker continues to offer private voice lessons as well as workshops and master classes to students in the Twin Cities and the upper Midwest.