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Berger, William 1961-

Overview
Works: 67 works in 113 publications in 3 languages and 3,359 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Filmed operas  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Stories, plots, etc  Filmed performances  Televised operas  Nonfiction television programs  Nonfiction films  History  Opera films 
Roles: Author, Performer, Commentator, Host, Interviewer, Author of introduction
Classifications: M1500.M78, 782.1092
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Publications about William Berger
Publications by William Berger
Most widely held works by William Berger
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 558 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 536 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 478 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 222 libraries worldwide
Samson: Oratorium in drei Akten für Soli, Chor, Orchester und Continuo, HWV 57. Text: Newburgh Hamilton
La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and Italian and held by 127 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 )
2 editions 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
Magic flute by David Foil( 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 42 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
Rusalka opera in 3 acts by Antonín Dvořák( file )
2 editions published in 2009 in Czech and held by 3 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)
Verdi's operas : La Traviata & Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
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
Puccini's operas : La Bohème & Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English 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
L'incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in Italian and held by 2 libraries worldwide
This musical drama conducted by Raymond Leppard, is in 2 acts. This is Claudio Monteverdi's last opera, written when he was 75 and often considered to be his best. The opera tells the amoral story of the Roman Emperor Nero's love affair with the scheming and seductive Poppea, here voluptuously portrayed by Maria Ewing with evil triumphing over good, while the allegorical figures from the Prologue-Fortune, Virtue and Love look on Nero, played by Dennis Baily, accompanied by London Philarmonic Orchestra & the Glyndebourne Chorus
 
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Alternative Names
William Berger American writer
Languages
English (43)
Italian (8)
Czech (2)
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