Born Aaron Kalman, he graduated in music from New York University, and studied voice only afterwards. He made his debut as late as
1971 as Rodolfo in Tel Aviv.
His career centered around Tel Aviv, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Munich (Theater am Gärtnerplatz) and Wiesbaden. His
most important roles were José, Nadir, Alfredo, Duca, Cavaradossi, Pinkerton, Turiddu, Faust, Nemorino and Edgardo.
His son Charles Bergell sang lead roles in musical on Broadway.
Reference 1: Kutsch & Riemens (with wrong date of birth); reference 2