William Berger was born in California and attended the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he studied Romance languages and music. He spent five years with the San Francisco Opera Company, where he was in charge of acquiring recorded music for the company's collection and translating for visiting artists. He has taught language at New York City's Baruch College. He worked on James Skofield's text for The Dracula Diaries, an opera with Robert Moran's music, and he recently finished the libretto for Patrick Barnes' The Wolf of Gubbio. Mr. Berger is currently based in New York, where he is working on Karajan's Wake, a performance piece.
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