Nathan Berg was born in Saskatchewan, Canada. He was awarded the Music Gold Medal at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London. A "big, majestic bass" with an "impeccable technique" and a "palpable stage presence", he has a wide repertoire for concert and opera stages. Recent international acclaim includes the title role in 'The Flying Dutchman' at the Bolshoi Theatre, and as the Doctor in 'Wozzeck' with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Houston Symphony Orchestra, for which he won a Grammy Award. He appeared as Palemon in 'Thaïs' with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and as The One-Armed Man in 'The Woman Without a Shadow' under the musical direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin. He made his debut as Kurwenal in 'Tristan und Isolde' with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra and sang Lélio with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Berg has worked with conductors such as Kurt Masur, Sir Andrew Davis, Hannu Lintu, Roger Norrington, Hans Graf, Donald Runnicles, Philippe Herreweghe, Vasily Petrenko, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Michael Tilson Thomas. A Grammy, Juno and Echo Award winner, he has appeared on over 30 recordings of works from the 17th to 20th centuries with period and modern orchestras. After 'Don Carlos' (Philippe) and 'Saint François d'Assise' (title role), he sings Wotan in Wagner's 'Ring des Nibelungen' at the Theater Basel.