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William Berger was born in California and studied Romance languages and music at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He worked for five years at the San Francisco Opera Company, where he acquired for the company’s recorded music collection. He...read more
William Berger was born in California and studied Romance languages and music at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He worked for five years at the San Francisco Opera Company, where he acquired for the company’s recorded music collection. He is the author of Wagner Without Fear: Learning to Love–and Even Enjoy–Opera’s Most Demanding Genius and Verdi With a Vengeance: An Energetic Guide to the Life and Complete Works of the King of Opera. He is a frequent lecturer and radio commentator and has recently been a regular host for New York Public Radio’s Overnight Music. He has written libretti, performance pieces, and articles on a wide variety of topics including architecture, religion, and, of course, music. He is a music host for WNYC radio and lives in New York.

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Puccini Without Excuses

A Refreshing Reassessment of the World's Most Popular Composer

Written by William Berger

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Verdi With a Vengeance

An Energetic Guide to the Life and Complete Works of the King of Opera

Written by William Berger

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Wagner Without Fear

Learning to Love--and Even Enjoy--Opera's Most Demanding Genius

Written by William Berger

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