Petronella Berger (born October 23, 1965), addressed professionally as Petra Berger, is a renowned classical crossover singer, composer, and musical actress from the Netherlands.
She has enjoyed success as a crossover artist since the early 1990s. Her music is a blend of pop, classical, and opera.
Petra Berger started singing and playing the piano at a young age. After completing, she started her career as a classical crossover singer, composer, and musical actress. She has released numerous albums and toured extensively in Europe, Asia, and the United States.
In addition to her work as a performer, Petra Berger is also active as a teacher and has given masterclasses throughout the world. She is dedicated to providing scholarships to talented young musicians.
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Full Name:||Petronella Burger|
|Stage Name:||Petra Berger|
|Born:||23 October 1965 (age 56 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Amstelveen, Netherlands|
|Husband • Spouse:||Jeroen Englebert|
|Boyfriend • Partner:||N/A|
|Children:||Boris Englebert, Babette Englebert|
|Occupation:||Actress • Musician|
|Net Worth:||US$10 million-US$20 million|
Early Life & Education
Petronella Berger, also known as Petra Berger, was born on 23 October 1965 in Amstelveen, Netherlands.
She was birthed into a family of musicians, although she did not pursue a career in music until much later in life. She graduated from high school in 1982 and went on to work for a computer corporation.
Petra Berger created a band with three employees to play music for fun at the computer firm’s yearly party. However, later that evening, she realized singing was her true calling.
Although at the moment, TheCityCeleb has yet to confirm her parents’ names and identities, she has a sister identified as Lida Berger, who is also a singer.
Not much is known about her educational background; however, she once hinted that she graduated from high school in 1982, when she was 17. Upon graduation, she took up a job at a computer corporation.
Petra Berger is happily married to Jeroen Englebert, who is a Dutch arranger, keyboardist, and producer. She and Jeroen Englebert union is blessed with two lovely children.
Petra Berger gave birth to her first child, Boris Englebert, in 1997, and Babette Englebert, her second child, was born in 1999.
Petra Berger and her sister Lida Berger entered Henny Huisman‘s television show Soundmixshow in 1987, and their song titled I Know Him So Well made it to the finale.
Immediately after their performance, they were awarded a recording contract under the name Chess. Afterward, they had a modest hit with the song titled Never Change a Winning Team; the song was reportedly composed by Jeroen Englebert (Petra Berger‘s husband).
One of their singles, titled Make My Day and Promise Not to Tell, was released shortly after recording Never Change a Winning Team. On the other hand, their sudden rise to fame had a bad impact on her younger sister Lida Berger. The latter enjoyed singing but was uncomfortable with the constant attention and scrutiny that came with being a celebrity.
Petra Berger changed her concentration to honing her musical theatre skills after her career as a member of Chess ended in 1992. She studied singing, piano, dance, and acting with a variety of tutors. Les Misérables was her very first musical tutor.
Petra Berger was unfortunately eliminated from the auditions in the final round of The musical Cyrano de Bergerac, which was her second musical audition. She was offered a leading role but declined for some unknown reasons. She went on to audition for Phantom of the Opera but was not cast in the production.
Petra Berger has accumulated an estimated net worth ranging from US$10 million to US$20 million.
- Facebook handle: @zangerespetraberger
- Instagram handle: @petrabergerofficial
- Twitter handle: @petraberger1
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