Robert Bergman
6269 Solano Drive
San Jose, California 95119
e-mail rpbergman@aol.com

VOICE TYPE: HIGH BARITONE/DRAMATIC TENOR

MUSICAL AND LIGHT OPERA EXPERIENCE (since 1990, anyway):

2007   Featured Performer in "The Count of Monte Cristo," Theatre on San Pedro Square;  Boatswain in H.M.S. Pinafore (Lyric Theatre - Gilbert & Sullivan Society of San Jose)

2006   Featured Performer in "Operetta Highlights" (Lyric Theatre - Gilbert & Sullivan Society of San Jose); Featured Performer in "Dot You - A Musical Jab at the Last Three Years of the 20th Century"

2005    Adolf Freitag in The Last Night of Ballyhoo with Tabard Theatre;  Beppo in the Discovery Series production of  The Maid of the Mountains (Lyric Theatre - Gilbert & Sullivan Society of San Jose);  Sherwood in the Discovery Series production of Dorothy (Lyric Theatre - Gilbert & Sullivan Society of San Jose);  Marquis D'Obigny in La Traviata (Mission City Opera)

2004    La Vie Parisienne (Lyric Theatre - Gilbert & Sullivan Society of San Jose);   Friar Tuck in the Discovery Series production of Robin Hood (Lyric Theatre - Gilbert & Sullivan Society of San Jose)

2003    Gabriel Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus (Mission City Opera);   The Earl of Essex in the Discovery Series production of  Merrie England (Lyric Theatre - Gilbert & Sullivan Society of San Jose)

2002    Charlie Brown in a selection of musical numbers inspired by Peanuts, performed at the grand opening of the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California;  Kalman Zsupan in The Gypsy Baron (Lyric Theatre - Gilbert & Sullivan Society of San Jose)

2001    Tito Merelli in Lend Me a Tenor (Sunnyvale Community Players);  Sir Roderick Murgatroyd in Ruddigore (Stanford Sayovards)

2000    Sir Lawrence Wargrave in Ten Little Indians (Studio Theater of California); Percival Browne in The Boyfriend (West Valley Light Opera Association);   David Kahn in Social Security (Studio Theater of California)

1999     The Writer/Hepatitis in God and Arthur Gosport in Harlequinade (Studio Theater of California)

1998      Styx in Orpheus in the Underworld (Lyric Theatre - Gilbert & Sullivan Society of San Jose); Giuseppe Palmieri in The Gondoliers (Lyric Theatre - Gilbert & Sullivan Society of San Jose)

1997      Johnny Cantone in 1940s Radio Hour (West Valley Light Opera Association); Captain Corcoran in H.M.S. Pinafore (Stanford Savoyards); Sir Roderick Murgatroyd in Ruddigore (Lyric Theatre - Gilbert & Sullivan Society of San Jose)

1996     Thomas Brown in The Zoo (Stanford Savoyards); Captain Corcoran in H.M.S. Pinafore (Lamplighters Music Theater of San Francisco); Richard Dauntless in Ruddigore (Stanford Savoyards); Edward Rutledge in 1776 (Saratoga Drama Group)

1995     John Wellington Wells in The Sorcerer (Stanford Savoyards); Hilarion in Princess Ida (Lyric Theatre - Gilbert & Sullivan Society of San Jose); Sir Francis Chesney in Where’s Charley (West Valley Light Opera Association); Enrico in Il Camponello (The Night Bell) (Lyric Theatre - Gilbert & Sullivan Society of San Jose)

1994     Captain Corcoran in H.M.S. Pinafore (Lyric Theatre - Gilbert & Sullivan Society of San Jose); CIA Agent Deese in SCUD - A Comedy (Bay Area Intimate Theater Fringe Festival); Jack Point in The Yeomen of the Guard (Lyric Theatre - Gilbert & Sullivan Society of San Jose); Peter Reber in Plain and Fancy (Sunnyvale Community Players)

1993     Lord Tolloler in Iolanthe (Stanford Savoyards); Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus (Lyric Theatre - Gilbert & Sullivan Society of San Jose); Marco Palmieri in The Gondoliers (Lyric Theatre - Gilbert & Sullivan Society of San Jose); Sir Joseph Porter in H.M.S. Pinafore (Stanford Savoyards)

1992     Clive Paget/John Jasper in Drood (West Valley Light Opera Association --Best Supporting Actor nomination for season); Governor/Innkeeper in The Man of La Mancha (West Valley Light Opera Association -- Best Character Actor nomination for season); Cyril in Princess Ida (Stanford Savoyards); Mister Tumnus in Narnia (Valley Christian Theater)

1991     Colonel Calverly in Patience (Stanford Savoyards)

1990     Major General Stanley in The Pirates of Penzance (Stanford Savoyards); Mayor Shinn in The Music Man (West Valley Light Opera Association)

Earlier roles include Florian in Princess Ida and Pish-Tush in The Mikado (Lyric Theatre - Gilbert & Sullivan Society of San Jose; Ralph Rackstraw in H.M.S. Pinafore and Robin Oakapple in Ruddigore (Saratoga Chamber Theater), ); Curly in Oklahoma and Sancho Panza in The Man of La Mancha (West Valley Light Opera Association - Best Supporting Actor for season for Sancho Panza)

CHORAL EXPERIENCE AND VOICE TRAINING (1973-1983): The Schola Cantorum; University of Santa Clara Concert Choir and Chamber Singers; San Jose State University Choir; De Anza College Chorale, Vintage Singers, and Madrigal Singers; U.C. Berkeley Chamber Singers and Repertory Chorus. Voice training with Billie Rue Testa (1975-1976) and Dietrich Erbelding (opera - Castro Valley) (1983)

SPECIALTIES AND GENERAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Accents and dialects (various British Commonwealth a specialty - Scottish, Irish, various English, Australian, Indian, Jamaican, African, etc.), as well as German, French, Italian, Russian, Jewish, etc.; Play some piano and guitar. Born in Tripoli, Libya. Have lived throughout the world and United States. Resident of California since 1968. Graduate of De Anza College, San Jose State University, and Santa Clara Law School.  Estate planning attorney in San Jose, California.