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Berger, William 1961-

Overview
Works: 66 works in 107 publications in 3 languages and 3,354 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Stories, plots, etc  Librettos  Live sound recordings  Drama  Operas  Oratorios  Music  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Performer, Commentator, Interviewer, Author of introduction, Host
Classifications: ML50.M939, 782.1092
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Publications about William Berger
Publications by William Berger
Most widely held works by William Berger
The NPR curious listener's guide to opera by William Berger( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 693 libraries worldwide
Traces the history of opera and its stylistic variations, discusses major operatic composers and their work, surveys classic operatic works, and offers concise profiles of legendary singers and performers
Verdi with a vengeance : an energetic guide to the life and complete works of the king of opera by William Berger( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 552 libraries worldwide
Provides background on the artist's childhood and struggle with success, scene-by-scene analyses of such operas as Aida, La traviata, and Don Carlos, and a discussion on his musical recordings
Puccini without excuses : a refreshing reassessment of the world's most popular composer by William Berger( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 532 libraries worldwide
"In this informative guide for beginners and fans alike, William Berger sets the record straight, reclaiming Puccini as a serious artist. Combining his trademark irreverent humor with passionate enthusiasm, Berger strikes just the right balance of introductory information and thought-provoking analysis. He includes a biography, discussions of each opera, a glossary, fun facts and anecdotes, and above all, keen insight into Puccini's enduring power."--Jacket
Wagner without fear : learning to love--and even enjoy--opera's most demanding genius by William Berger( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 474 libraries worldwide
William Berger is the most helpful guide one could hope to find for navigating the strange and beautiful world of the most controversial artist who ever lived. He tells you all you need to know to become a true Wagnerite - from story lines to historical background; from when to visit the rest room to how to sound smart during intermission; from the Jewish legend that possibly inspired Lohengrin to the tragic death of the first Tristan. Funny, informative, and always a pleasure to read, Wagner Without Fear proves that the art of Wagner can be accessible to everyone
Samson by George Frideric Handel( file )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 248 libraries worldwide
Samson: Oratorium in drei Akten für Soli, Chor, Orchester und Continuo, HWV 57. Text: Newburgh Hamilton
La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in Italian and English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor. The two accompanying CDs contain the complete opera sung in Italian
The marriage of Figaro = Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
Contains the complete text of the libretto in both English and Italian with annotations and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor. The two accompanying CDs contain the complete opera sung in Italian
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
Contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor. The two accompanying CDs contain the complete opera sung in Italian
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
Contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor. The two accompanying CDs contain the complete opera sung in Italian
The magic flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and German, and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor. The two accompanying CDs contain the complete opera sung in German
Tosca by Daniel S Brink( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor. The two accompanying CDs contain the complete opera sung in Italian
Mozart's operas : the marriage of Figaro & the magic flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Partenope by George Frideric Handel( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in Italian and held by 4 libraries worldwide
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Italian and held by 3 libraries worldwide
BJORLING, Jussi (tenor). LOS ANGELES, Victoria de (soprano). MERRILL, Robert (baritone). REARDON, John 9baritone). CORENA, Fernando (bass). AMARAH, Lucine (soprano). NAHR, William (tenor). POWELL, Thomas (baritone). MONTE, George del (baritone). RCA VICTOR CHORUS. COLUMBUS BOYCHOIR. RCA VICTOR ORCHESTRA. BEECHAM, Thomas (conductor)
Tristan und Isolde : (opera in 3 acts) by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The marriage of Figaro : [highlights] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor. The two accompanying CDs contain the complete opera sung in Italian
Lucia di Lammermoor opera in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Italian and held by 2 libraries worldwide
L'Incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in Italian and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Spectacle musical sur scène enregistré en direct du Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelone en février 2009. Avec Miah Persson (Poppea) ; Sarah Connolly (Nero) ; Jordi Doménech (Ottone) ; Franz-Josef Selig (Seneca) ; Ruth Rosique (Drusilla) ; Dominique Visse (Arnalta) ; et autres solistes ; Baroque Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu ; Harry Bicket, chef d'orchestre
Puccini's operas : La Bohème & Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Verdi's operas : La Traviata & Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
William Berger American writer
Languages
English (47)
Italian (8)
German (2)
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