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Description - Wagner without Fear by William Berger

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 Tannhä user complex? If you're baffled by the behavior of Wagner worshipers, if you've longed to fathom the mysteries of Wagner's ever-increasing popularity, or if you just want to better understand and enjoy the performances you're attending, you'll find this delightful book indispensable.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780375700545
ISBN-10: 0375700544
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 133mm x 26mm)
Pages: 454
Imprint: Random House USA Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - William Berger

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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