Olivier Bergeron


Olivier Bergeron is a lyric baritone from Montreal, Canada. He made his professional stage début at the age of 16 as the Younger Brother in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking at Opéra de Montréal.

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, the only program dedicated entirely to the study of French song. He then joined Opera Fuoco's young artist program where he performed 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) under David Stern.

Operatic credits include performances at Opéra Grand Avignon, Opéra de Reims, the Philharmonie de Paris and the Festival d’Opéra de Québec, as well as concert performances with Les Talens Lyriques and Christophe Rousset at the Festival de Royaumont and the Festival de musique de Menton. He recently took part in a tour of Eastern Canada with Jeunesses Musicales Canada singing Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de perles.

Passionate about the art song repertoire, Olivier made his Wigmore Hall and Salle Cortot débuts in 2019 after taking part in the French Song Exchange under the tutelage of François Le Roux and Dame Felicity Lott. He has also performed in recital at the Festival de musique de Lachine, with the Société d’art vocal de Montréal and at the Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur, in Montréal.

Olivier was a member of the 2022 Verbier Festival Academy, taking part in masterclasses with Thomas Hampson and Anne Sofie von Otter and performing Poulenc’s Le bal masqué in the UNLTD Series. Recent projects include performances of Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin at the Musée d'art de Joliette, in Canada, a recital of French song at the Petit Palais in Paris, the Fauré Requiem with the McGill Choral Society, as well as a return to the Festival de musique de Lachine with Le bal masqué.

Ongoing projects include the release of his first album, Nuits Blanches, alongside pianist Olivier Godin with the Passavant Music label, as well as a new complete recording of Reynaldo Hahn’s songs with the same label.

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