Michelle Berger was born and raised in Montana. She attended the University of Montana, as well as the University of Colorado, Boulder. A semester’s study through the University of Montana took her to Vienna Austria, which launched a European career lasting almost two decades. During this time Ms. Berger also returned to the US to perform.
The roles Ms. Berger has sung include Carmen in Bizet’s Carmen, Ulrica in Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera, Azucena in Verdi’s Il Trovatore, Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Dinah in Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti, Suzuki in Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, Tituba in Ward’s The Crucible, Maddelena in Verdi’s Rigoletto, and Amneris in Verdi’s Aida. Ms. Berger also has a large concert repertoire including Beethoven’s Chorale Fantasy, Mozart’s Kronen Messe, Schubert’s Mass in A Flat, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Hayden’s Pauken Messe , and Verdi’s Requiem to name a few. During her career she had the privilege of working with artists such as Leonard Berstein, José Carreras, Nello Santi, Gérard Souzay, Dalton Baldwin, John Rutter, and Francisco Araiza. Some of the Opera companies Ms. Berger has sing for include Colorado Opera Festival (Colorado Springs), Stadttheater Bern (Switzerland), Girona Opera Festival (Spain), Opera Idaho (Boise), Opera San Jose (San Jose), Opernhaus Zürich (Switzerland), and Rimrock Opera (Billings). She was last seen as Carmen in Carmen’s Tragedy.