Vocal Range: Bass · Height: 6' · Weight: 175 · Hair Color: Brown/Grey · Eye Color: Green
Ron Bermingham studied voice with Pierre Fleta at the Conservatoire Royal de Musique in Liège, Belgium (Premier prix - chant; Premier prix - art lyrique; Diplôme supérieur), and with Canadian Bass Baritone Gaston Germain at the Université de Montréal. His acting skills were honed in the musical theatre program at ...Read More
Ron Bermingham studied voice with Pierre Fleta at the Conservatoire Royal de Musique in Liège, Belgium (Premier prix - chant; Premier prix - art lyrique; Diplôme supérieur), and with Canadian Bass Baritone Gaston Germain at the Université de Montréal. His acting skills were honed in the musical theatre program at Arizona State University (M.A.), and in the opera programs at Indiana University, the University of British Columbia, the Université de Montréal (M.Mus.) and McGill University (Ph.D.). A regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Auditions (Seattle) and gold medal winner at the Francisco Viñas International Voice Competition in Barcelona, Spain, Ron has sung with the Canadian Opera Company, with the Vancouver and Edmonton Operas, and with opera companies in Belgium, France, Holland and Germany. He has performed the standard oratorio and operatic repertoire as a guest soloist with symphony orchestras across Canada and the United States, and has recorded for PBS, CBC radio and television, and the NDR in Hamburg, Germany. A seasoned musical theatre performer and music director, Ron was an Assistant Chair of the Theatre Arts Department at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA/Riverfront), and headed NOCCA's Musical Theatre Division (2002-2005). Ron is currently Director of Artistic Operations, Education and Community Engagement with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. After a career spanning more than 30 years in Europe and North America, Ron lists among his favorite roles, Don Quixote (Man of LaMancha), Emile de Becque (South Pacific), and Lazar Wolf (Fiddler on the Roof), Colline (La Bohème), Don Alfonso (Cosi fan tutte), and the title role in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi. Ron served as music director and conductor for the New Orlean's premier of Side Show and Floyd Collins at NOCCA/Riverfront, and during the last three seasons has appeared as guest conductor/music director for Oliver, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Evita, and Annie, all with Jefferson Performing Arts Society (New Orleans). Recently, Ron was among a handful of teachers nominated for the 2006 Distinguished Teachers in the Arts award by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. This season, Ron makes his debut with the Baton Rouge Little Theater as conductor/music director of the spring 2007 production of Pajama Game.
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