"Full of colour, shining with promise, voices, agile and clear as that of baritone Olivier Bergeron..." -Philippe Haller (La Nouvelle République)
Olivier Bergeron is a lyric baritone from Montreal, Canada. After studying at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, he was invited by François Le Roux to take part in the Certificat Spécialisé de Mélodie Française at the École normale de musique de Paris. He then joined Opera Fuoco's young artist program where he sang the roles of Riff (West Side Story, Bernstein), Il Poeta (Prima la musica e poi le parole, Salieri) and Andrea Coclé (Die stumme Serenade, Korngold).
During the 2017/2018 season, he sang the title role in La morte d'Orfeo (Landi) at the Festival de Royaumont under the direction of Christophe Rousset. The following season, he performed with Rousset again and his ensemble, Les Talens Lyriques, at the Festival de musique de Menton for a concert version of Dido and Aeneas.
He recently made his Wigmore Hall, Salle Cortot and Société d'Art Vocal de Montréal recital débuts, completed a tour of Galuppi’s Il mondo alla roversa (Graziosino) with l’Orchestre Akadêmia (Opéra d’Avignon, Opéra de Reims, Cité de la musique de Paris) and performed Ciel mes Constellations, a baroque concert program with Fuoco e Cenere at the Festival de musique baroque et sacrée de Froville. Projects include Les pêcheurs de perles on tour with Jeunesses Musicales Canada, a recital at the Petit Palais in the Jeunes Talents series in Paris and the Atelier Lyrique at the Verbier Festival in the summer of 2022.
Olivier Bergeron receives the precious support of the Jeunesses Musicales Canada Foundation and is the recipient of the 2018 Choquette-Symcox Prize. He is also a laureate of the Royaumont Foundation, a grant recipient of the Art Song Foundation of Canada and of the École normale de musique de Paris.