about

Lyric baritone Will Berman is sought after for operatic, oratorio, and recital work throughout the United States and Europe. On the operatic stage, he most recently made his role début as the Harlekin in Berlin Opera Academy's production of Ariadne auf Naxos. He also bowed as Bob in The Old Maid and the Thief and Ben in The Telephone with Saint George Opera in Saint George, Utah. Berman also made his début with Princeton Pro Musica as the baritone soloist in Orff's Carmina Burana. Out in New Jersey described him as being "in excellent voice."

 

Berman is also a gifted performer of song. In March 2016 he co-founded and became managing artistic director of Patchwork Project, a new initiative for the performance of American music. Patchwork had a very successful inaugural tour to New York, Rochester, and Chicago in summer 2016. In the fall of 2015, he performed New York-based composer James Adler’s 3 Introspections. Berman has also been seen in numerous song recitals in the New York and Rochester areas. Favorite song repertoire includes Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin, Ravel’s Don Quichotte à Dulcinée, and Bolcom’s Cabaret Songs.

 

Berman is also an experienced performer of choral music. He currently maintains the position of bass section leader in the professional choir at the Church of Our Saviour on Park Avenue in New York. He is featured on their first recorded release, Hark! A Thrilling Voice is Sounding. With Westminster Symphonic Choir, he has been in performances of Handel’s Messiah with the New York Philharmonic, Mahler’s 2nd Symphony with the Berlin Philharmonic, and Brahms’ Requiem with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Berman was also a featured soloist with Westminster Choir on their 2013 Winter Tour and in their residency at Spoleto USA.

 

Berman holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music and a Master of Music degree from Westminster Choir College. He is also an alumnus of the OperaWorks Emerging Young Artist Program. He currently studies with Metropolitan Opera soprano Sharon Sweet.

Will was born and raised in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. He currently resides with his partner in New Brunswick, NJ.