Theodore Baerg, baritone
Professor, Ensemble Director – Western Opera Workshop
Research interests / Specializations: Voice, Operatic & Musical Theatre Repertoire and Performance, Italian Diction, Stage Direction
Office: TC 325 Don Wright Faculty of Music (University of Western Ontario)
Phone: 519-661-2111 x85388
Professor of voice and co-ordinator of Operatic Studies at Western University.
Theodore Baerg continues to enjoy a long and celebrated career, with the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Glyndebourne Festival (England) and the Tapei Chamber Orchestra – just four of his international destinations. He has performed in opera and concert on virtually every major stage in Canada and many in the United States. In addition to more than 80 operatic roles, Ted was heralded as Emile DeBecque in the hit Stratford Festival production of South Pacific. He is a popular star for orchestra evenings devoted to the works of Strauss, Lehar, and “The Best of Broadway.”
Prof. Baerg has performed many world premiere operas and concerts including Mario and the Magician and The Golden Ass with the Canadian Opera Company. His operatic repertoire ranges from the title role in Alban Berg’s Wozzeck to Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus. His concert repertoire includes many of the oratorio greats. He has performed recitals and masterclasses across Canada and the United States. His discography includes a DVD of Turandot (Ping) with the San Francisco Opera as well as two CDs, La Mystique D’Amour (with Irena Welhasch Baerg) and Enchanted Evenings.
During the summer months he has taught at numerous young artist programs including La Musica Lirica in Italy, Opera Nuova in Canada, FIO Americas in Brazil.
Prof. Baerg’s students have been engaged in many of Canada’s professional young artist programs.