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Apr 10, 2020 - 19:25 PM By William Berger

Everything you could possibly know about Verdi and his operas, from the brilliant and humorous author of Wagner Without Fear.If you want to know why La traviata was actually a flop at its premiere in 1853, it s in here If you want to know why claiming to have heard Bjorling s Chicago performance of Il trovatore is the classic opera fan faux pas, it s in here Even if yEverything you could possibly know about Verdi and his operas, from the brilliant and humorous author of Wagner Without Fear.If you want to know why La traviata was actually a flop at its premiere in 1853, it s in here If you want to know why claiming to have heard Bjorling s Chicago performance of Il trovatore is the classic opera fan faux pas, it s in here Even if you just want to know how to pronounce Aida, or what the plot of Rigoletto is all about, this is the place to look From the composer s intense hatred of priests to synopses of the operas and a detailed discography of the best recordings to buy, it can all be found in Verdi with a Vengeance William Berger has given another improbable performance, serving up a book as thorough as it is funny and as original as it is astute, an utterly indispensable guide for novice and expert alike.
  • Title: Verdi With a Vengeance: An Energetic Guide to the Life and Complete Works of the King of Opera
  • Author: William Berger
  • ISBN: 9780375705182
  • Page: 155
  • Format: Paperback

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Garythe Bookworm Apr 10, 2020 - 19:25 PM
This is an excellent introduction to the life and work of Giuseppe Verdi. The first section is a biographic sketch. Written in breezy prose, it provides a historical context for his compositions and it succeeds as an energetic guide to what makes Verdi so unique. This is followed by a plot summary and brief discussion of each of the operas. These are presented chronologically and with humor. Mr. Berger's enthusiasm is infectious and his scholarship is illuminating. Even if you are not an opera f [...]
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Christine Wallbom Apr 10, 2020 - 19:25 PM
William Berger makes opera approachable for the masses.
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Marfita Apr 10, 2020 - 19:25 PM
An entertaining book - both light-hearted and serious by turns, this book shows a real love for the "King of Opera." I have to admit that I read this whole thing just to get to the material on one of my favorite operas, Falstaff, which would be his last one. The historical information on Verdi himself was an easy read, but the in-depth review of each and every opera dragged out, especially over operas I was not familiar with. Although I am familiar with quite a few Verdi works and can picture th [...]
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Vicky Apr 10, 2020 - 19:25 PM
I have been fortunate to see two seldom performed Verdi operas recently-- Ernani (Lyric Opera of Chicago) in October and the Met HD Live Simon Boccanegra (with Placido Domingo in the baritone role of the Doge). Then I heard William Berger on a radio show and his book was mentioned. I definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to explore Verdi furhter. It is amazing to realize that there was a time when Verdi was out of fashion. Fortunately, that is obviously no longer the case. I like Berger's le [...]
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Joeydag Apr 10, 2020 - 19:25 PM
I saw "Falstaff" this weekend and I had wanted to read up on Verdi before I went. The intro to this book is very entertaining and the overview of Verdi's life has a lot of good information. His life was so bound up with Italian nationalism and I'd not read a good summary of the Risorgimento before. The section on Falstaff, the last opera Verdi wrote made me wish I had read it before I saw the opera. A lesson for next time.On the other hand, Berger goes on about what a bad rap Verdi got from the [...]
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Taylor Apr 10, 2020 - 19:25 PM
I adore these books. Berger has the wonderful ability to explore opera's most fascinating composers in a way that's thorough but accessible. I've been an opera fan since I was about 9 years old, but until reading these three books by Berger I don't think I ever really appreciated the complexity of the art form. He has been able to take my passion and emotion for opera and turn it into a complex exploration of meaning. I wish so much that he would write more of these! A book on Mozart, on Beethov [...]
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Scott Apr 10, 2020 - 19:25 PM
There were interesting parts to this book, but I enjoyed Berger's book about Puccini more. I recommend the chapters that review Verdi's opera works as helpful pre-requisites to attendance of his operas since the story lines and plots are clearly laid out.
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Emma Apr 10, 2020 - 19:25 PM
One of the most entertaining books on Verdi I have ever read.
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Courtney Apr 10, 2020 - 19:25 PM
La Traviata is one of my favorites. Time to learn more about Verdi.
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Verdi With a Vengeance: An Energetic Guide to the Life and Complete Works of the King of Opera By William Berger Everything you could possibly know about Verdi and his operas, from the brilliant and humorous author of Wagner Without Fear.If you want to know why La traviata was actually a flop at its premiere in 1853, it s in here If you want to know why claiming to have heard Bjorling s Chicago performance of Il trovatore is the classic opera fan faux pas, it s in here Even if yEverything you could possibly know about Verdi and his operas, from the brilliant and humorous author of Wagner Without Fear.If you want to know why La traviata was actually a flop at its premiere in 1853, it s in here If you want to know why claiming to have heard Bjorling s Chicago performance of Il trovatore is the classic opera fan faux pas, it s in here Even if you just want to know how to pronounce Aida, or what the plot of Rigoletto is all about, this is the place to look From the composer s intense hatred of priests to synopses of the operas and a detailed discography of the best recordings to buy, it can all be found in Verdi with a Vengeance William Berger has given another improbable performance, serving up a book as thorough as it is funny and as original as it is astute, an utterly indispensable guide for novice and expert alike.

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