“A moving Messiah” – Halls and Berger with STLSO

Posted on Dec 8, 2018 in Matthew Halls, Reviews, William Berger | No Comments
“A moving Messiah” – Halls and Berger with STLSO

“…the communication between Halls and his forces never flagged. “Messiah” is a long work, but this performance never dragged…Berger, making his SLSO debut, was a particular standout. His is a rich, well-produced voice, and he sings with feeling and understanding.” – Read more at St. Louis Post Dispatch

Berger’s…”commanding, implacable presence”

Posted on Nov 4, 2018 in Reviews, William Berger | No Comments
Berger’s…”commanding, implacable presence”

“Berger’s Pilate was a commanding, implacable presence, and he sang the bass arias with resonant authority.” – Read more at startribune.com.

Berger’s “velvet touch” with SPCO

Posted on Nov 3, 2018 in Reviews, William Berger | No Comments
Berger’s “velvet touch” with SPCO

“William Berger was a standout as a Pilate at first smug but increasingly compassionate and finally flummoxed by a mob’s virulence. Not only that, but he could quickly cast off his character to lend a velvet touch to one of the arias that asked listeners to reflect upon the story’s lessons.” – Read more at […]

“…Berger brought out a suave and lyrical side to the role”

Posted on Feb 5, 2018 in Reviews, William Berger | No Comments
“…Berger brought out a suave and lyrical side to the role”

“…baritone William Berger brought out a suave and lyrical side to the role of Zoroastro which usually given to a deeper-voiced bass or bass-baritone. His aria “Sorge infausta una procella” in the third act, sung as he raises a storm, was one of my vocal highlights of the evening, supported by gutsy instrumental playing.” – […]

Berger’s “strong yet warm baritone”

Posted on Feb 1, 2018 in Reviews, William Berger | No Comments
Berger’s “strong yet warm baritone”

“Without exception, all five soloists revealed excellent voices and asserted impeccable control over their sounds…William Berger, with his strong yet warm baritone, received some of the loudest applause of the night after his performance of Zoroastro’s ‘Tra caligini profonde’.” – Read more at MusicOMH.com.

McGegan, Cooley, Van Doren, Berger, and Taylor: “a Heroic Joshua”

McGegan, Cooley, Van Doren, Berger, and Taylor: “a Heroic Joshua”

“In a vigorous and absorbing performance of this 1747 work by Philharmonia Baroque, the musical special effects kept coming Friday, December 2, at the First United Methodist Church in Palo Alto.” — Read more at San Francisco Classical Voice.

Rodney Trudgeon’s People of Note featuring William Berger

Posted on Oct 9, 2016 in News, William Berger | No Comments
Rodney Trudgeon’s People of Note featuring William Berger

Rodney Trudgeon’s guest on People of Note this week is the young South African born, London based baritone William Berger who is in Cape Town to sing the role of Escamillo in Cape Town Opera’s forthcoming production of Bizet’s ‘Carmen’. William is enjoying a hugely successful international career in the UK, Europe and America both […]

Berger’s ‘Duet’, “a small miracle to be cherished”

Posted on Feb 16, 2016 in Recording, Reviews, William Berger | No Comments
Berger’s ‘Duet’, “a small miracle to be cherished”

William Berger’s “Duet” has been chosen as Editor’s Choice in the latest issue of BBC Music Magazine and given 5-stars for performance and an additional 5-stars for recording. “…an ideal partnership for 19th century duets…in casting, revelatory programming and true vocal chamber music making, this CD is a small miracle to be cherished.” – Read […]

Berger’s “gentle yet rich voice” with Opera Vlaanderen

Posted on Dec 29, 2015 in Reviews, William Berger | No Comments
Berger’s “gentle yet rich voice” with Opera Vlaanderen

“Throughout, Berger impressed with his gentle yet rich voice and his affable characterization of the painter.” – Read more at bachtrack.com.

William Berger in Ludus Baroque’s Athalia

Posted on Sep 9, 2014 in Reviews, William Berger | No Comments
William Berger in Ludus Baroque’s Athalia

“The solo team were collectively distinctive…and agile baritone William Berger foremost among them.” Read more here.