"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 young lyric baritone from Montréal, Canada. After having started his vocal studies at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, Olivier made his professional début with the Opéra de Montréal at age 16 as Joseph DeRocher’s younger brother in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking. At 18, he made his recital début with the Festival de musique de Lachine alongside Canadian pianist Olivier Godin.
Highlights of the 2017-2018 season include performances with Les Talens Lyriques at the Royaumont Festival (Orfeo, La morte d'Orfeo) and at the Festival de musique de Menton (Sorceress, Dido and Aeneas), a Schubert recital with Alex Soloway at the Festival de musique de Lachine, a mélodie recital alongside Felicity Lott and François Le Roux at the Salle Cortot in Paris and a production of Salieri’s Prima la musica e poi le parole with Opera Fuoco in Levallois.
He recently made his Wigmore Hall début, appeared in Korngold’s Die stumme Serenade (Andrea Coclé) with Paris-based company Opera Fuoco, 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.
Olivier has recently completed a year of studies on full scholarship at the École normale de musique de Paris with François Le Roux, focusing of the French repertoire and mélodie française. He is the recipient of the 2018 Choquette-Symcox Award, is a laureate of the Fondation Royaumont and receives generous support from the Fondation Jeunesses Musicales Canada, the Art Song Foundation of Canada and the École normale de musique de Paris.
Projects include the role of Maximilian in a production of Bernstein's "Candide", a recital with Olivier Godin at the Société d'Art Vocal de Montréal, as well as a residency at the Verbier Festival Academy.