Marla Berg is a versatile performer, appearing in recital, concert, opera and musical theater. She has sung with Cleveland Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Central City Opera, Anchorage Opera, Fort Worth Opera and Kansas City Opera. Her roles include: Violetta in La Traviata, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Constanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring, Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor and Hanna in The Merry widow. In concert she has appeared with The Cleveland Orchestra, the American Composers Orchestra, the Denver Chamber Symphony, the Rockford Symphony and the Ohio Chamber Orchestra.
Ms. Berg’s musical theater appearances have included Maria in West Side Story, Julie in Carousel, and Fiona in Brigadoon. Ms. Berg’s recent appearances include: performances in “Falling for Prepositions” with Claire Porter at Dobama Theatre in Cleveland Heights, at Centenary College in NJ, Rochester University in New York, and Ohio Wesleyan University. Ms. Berg has also appeared at Porthouse Theatre as Mother Superior in The Sound of Music and Mrs. Sowerberry in Oliver!
As a director, Ms. Berg has directed the Fall opera scenes programs for the past three years at Kent state University. She has also directed their productions of The Impressario, A Hand of Bridge, A Musical Evening at the Choufleruis’ and most recently Iolanthe. Ms. Berg received her B.M. degree from St. Olaf College, a M.M. and and an Artist Diploma from Cleveland Institute of Music. She is currently Assistant Professor of Voice and Director of the Opera Program at Kent State University.