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Berger, William 1961-

Overview
Works: 69 works in 120 publications in 5 languages and 3,338 library holdings
Genres: Librettos  Stories, plots, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Live sound recordings  Operas  Oratorios  Drama  Musical settings  Songs and music  Western films 
Roles: Author, Performer, Commentator, Author of introduction, Interviewer, Host
Classifications: ML50.P965, 782.12
Publication Timeline
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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 )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 664 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 )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 534 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 held by 527 libraries worldwide
"Puccini is the most beloved composer of opera in the world: one quarter of all opera performances in the United States are of his operas, his music pervades movie soundtracks, and his plots have infiltrated our popular culture. But although Puccini's art still captivates audiences and the popularity of such works as Tosca, La Boheme, and Madama Butterfly has never waned, he has long been a victim of critical snobbery and cultural marginalization."
Wagner without fear : learning to love--and even enjoy--opera's most demanding genius by William Berger( Book )
7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 468 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 269 libraries worldwide
Samson: Oratorium in drei Akten für Soli, Chor, Orchester und Continuo, HWV 57. Text: Newburgh Hamilton
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in Italian and English and held by 126 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 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 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
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and French and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and French 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 French
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in Italian and 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
Premiering on September 30, 1791, Mozart?s The Magic Flute was first performed just two short months before the composer?s death in December 1791. An immediate success, the opera reached its 100th performance in November 1792.?The play opens with Tamino, a young prince, being chased by a serpent. After a while, he faints from exhaustion. Three ladies find him and nurse him back to health. After seeing that the prince is very attractive, each of them tries to convince the others to leave. After some bickering, the three leave the prince alone.?After Tamino recovers, he falls in love with a woman in a portrait. The Queen of the Night appears and tells the prince that the woman is her daughter, Pamina, and that she has been captured by the evil Sarastro.?Tamino decides to rescue Pamina. He obtains a magic flute that can change men?s hearts and a chime that is said to protect him. Papageno, a man who claimed he had killed the serpent that had been chasing the prince, also accompanies him.?After finding Sarastro?s temple and Pamina, Tamino finds himself captured. Sarastro tests Papageno and Tamino with a series of trials that require complete silence from both the men. Passing these tests, Tamino is finally reunited with Pamina after Sarastro sees that they are madly in love.?Today, The Magic Flute has been adapted into films and plays in many countries and for audiences of different ages. Even over 200 years after its premiere, The Magic Flute is the fourth most frequently performed opera in the world
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 39 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
Admeto [opera in tre atti ; HWV 22] by George Frideric Handel( visu )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in Italian and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Spectacle musical sur scène enregistré en direct au Deutsches Theatre dans le cadre de l'Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen, Deutsches Theater à Göttigen en mai 2009. Avec Tim Mead (Admeto) ; Marie Arnet (Alceste) ; William Berger (Ercole) ; Andrew Radley (Orindo) ; David Bates (Trasimede) Kirsten Blaise (Antigona) ; Wolf Matthias Friedrich (Meraspe) ; Mamu Dance Theatre ; FestspielOrchester Göttingen ; Nicolas McGegan, chef d'orchestre
Today we kill, tomorrow we die! ( visu )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
After five years in jail, Bill Kiowa is released and he hires four skilled men for his gang: the tough O'Bannion; the sheriff Jeff Milton; the gunman Bunny Fox; and the gambler Francis 'Colt' Moran. Bill seeks revenge against the sadistic leader of the Comancheros, James Elfego, who killed Bill's Indian wife and then framed Bill
Partenope by George Frideric Handel( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in Italian and held by 6 libraries worldwide
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
Il trovatore : (The troubadour) a grand opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Composer Giuseppe Verdi wrote 26 operas during his long career, of which 16 are still performed today. The Count Di Luna believes that his younger brother was murdered years before by a vengeful gypsy, but still hopes that he may be alive. When he attempts to court the beautiful Leonora, he is enraged to discover that she has a lover - the troubadour, Manrico. Manrico and the Count duel, and afterwards Manrico reveals to Azucena, the woman he believes to be his mother, that when he had the opportunity to kill the Count he felt something holding him back
The NPR curious listener's guide to opera by William Berger( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English 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)
Rusalka : opera in 3 acts by Antonín Dvořák( file )
2 editions published in 2009 in Czech and held by 2 libraries worldwide
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
 
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Alternative Names
William Berger American writer
William Berger écrivain américain
Languages
English (52)
Italian (10)
German (2)
Czech (2)
French (1)
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