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  • Across the Magic Fire

  • The Mystical Convergence of Opera and Metal
  • William Berger Presents

  • Live, Vibrant, Star-Studded Online Courses
  • The Epic of Opera

  • Why is it the way it is? How did it become that way?
  • Opera and Film

  • How the Opera House Became the Movie Theater

Across the Magic Fire

The Mystical Convergence of Opera and Metal

William Berger Presents

Live, Vibrant, Star-Studded Online Courses

The Epic of Opera

Why is it the way it is? How did it become that way?

Opera and Film

How the Opera House Became the Movie Theater

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Opera and Film

“Opera and Film with William Berger” is a course for everybody who has an interest in storytelling in all its forms. “That’s all we’re doing all the time anyway,” Berger says, “whenever we get together with friends, talk on line, when we read books, when we turn on the TV, or when we sing songs: we’re telling stories. That’s what the word “media” means – the seen and unseen things (the ‘mediums’) between people, connecting them or keeping them apart.”

“This is the event I have always wanted to host,” says Berger. “My whole life, between L.A. and New York, has been about exploring the commonalities and the contrasts between movies and opera, and how they play with (and create) our senses and our sensibilities. The webinar format is making this possible at last: I can include the most illustrious guests from both worlds – from all over – in one two-week course.”

The Epic of Opera

“The Epic of Opera with William Berger" was an eight-session course/community convergence addressing the subject of opera itself: What IS it? Why is it the way it is? How did it become that way? What can be gained from engaging with it that can’t be gained elsewhere? The course followed the development of this most unusual art form. So, it was a sort of a history—but really it was an inquiry into context rather than a historical rundown. What emerged was a sense of how opera—far being merely a freakish side show to the pageant of history—is actually a sort of vast audio-visual-sensual kaleidoscope, providing a unique, profound, and essential perspective on that pageant.

These webinars intend to engage people on the deepest levels, no matter who they are or what their experience of these media is or isn’t. The goal is to leave no attendee behind, and no attendee unchallenged. “What we’re talking about, ultimately, is how some of the greatest visionaries have interpreted life, and how they’ve recreated life by the impact of their art,” Berger adds. “What we’re looking at as how we see ourselves and our world.”

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Opera and Film Videos

The Epic of Opera Videos

Author / Commentator William Berger

  • "Witty, knowledgeable, iconoclastic, and emphatically nonacademic...Often outrageously funny."

  • -- Library Journal
  • "...Amusing, educational..."

  • -- Publisher's Weekly

"Witty, knowledgeable, iconoclastic, and emphatically nonacademic...Often outrageously funny."

-- Library Journal

"...Amusing, educational..."

-- Publisher's Weekly
Questions??

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