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Wagner without Fear: Learning to love--and Even Enjoy--Opera's Most Demanding Genius

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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 comapny's recorded music collection and translated for visiting performers.He has taught language at Baruch College in New York City.He contributed to James Skofield's libretto for The Dracula Diaries, an opera with music by Robert Moran, and has just completed the libretto for The Wolf of Gubbio, with the composer Patrick Barnes.Mr Berger currently lives in New York and is at work on a performance piece, Karajan's Wake

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Provides background information on the artist, scene-by-scene analyses of his most famous operas, a critical discussion of musical recordings, and a crash course in opera "lobby talk"

Synopsis:

Do you cringe when your opera-loving friends start raving about the latest production of Tristan? Do you feel faint just thinking about the six-hour performance of Parsifal you were given tickets to? Does your mate accuse you of having a Tannh

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307756343
Subtitle:
Learning to love--and Even Enjoy--opera's Most Demanding Genius
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Berger, William
Author:
William Berger
Subject:
Music : Genres & Styles - Opera
Subject:
Wagner, richard, 1813-1883
Subject:
Wagner, Richard
Subject:
General
Subject:
Opera
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Opera
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Music-Music Appreciation
Subject:
Music | Opera
Subject:
Music-Classical Biographies
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19980929
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
454

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Wagner without Fear: Learning to love--and Even Enjoy--Opera's Most Demanding Genius
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"Synopsis" by , Provides background information on the artist, scene-by-scene analyses of his most famous operas, a critical discussion of musical recordings, and a crash course in opera "lobby talk"
"Synopsis" by , Do you cringe when your opera-loving friends start raving about the latest production of Tristan? Do you feel faint just thinking about the six-hour performance of Parsifal you were given tickets to? Does your mate accuse you of having a Tannh
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