Biography

Young American full lyric tenor Erik Bagger has added over 40 roles to his repertoire, within the past decade in New York City, regional, and international venues. Some role highlights include Tamino, in Die Zauberflöte, Albert in Albert Herring, Alfredo in La Traviata, Rodolfo in La Bohème, and Ford in Salieri’s Falstaff. He has performed with The Martina Arroyo Foundation, Opera on Tap NYC, North Shore Music Festival, Bronx Opera, dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, Utopia Opera, Opera Noire of NY, OperaOggi NY, Apollo Opera, Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival, Intermezzo Opera Festival, International Lyric Academy of Rome, New Operafestival di Roma, LiedAustria, Wendy Taucher Dance Opera Theater, Opera Ischia, as a guest of The Lithuanian Consulate, and in concert with New York City Opera. In June 2017, Bagger made his Carnegie Hall soloist debut, with The Eco-Music Big Band in excerpts from the new opera Angela’s Ring. He has received rave reviews from a number of globally-recognized publications, including The New York Times and Broadway World. He holds a Masters of Music and Bachelors of Music, magna cum laude, from The Conservatory of Music of Brooklyn College, where he was the recipient of The Saul Lyons Memorial Scholarship, and The Brooklyn College Opera Theatre Award. Bagger is a Co-Founder and Artistic Chair of New Camerata Opera, a bold and innovative presence on the New York Opera Scene. He maintains an active performance schedule of contemporary and standard operatic repertoire. The tenor is also very passionate about Italian and Neapolitan Song, and regularly performs programs of this repertoire, with his own guitar accompaniment.